Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Mr. Hope's Suitcase

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Bob Hope began entertaining U.S. troops in 1941, and for the next 50 years travelled many thousands of miles to perform his act for members of the armed forces. To say he was committed to the cause would be an understatement.

Below is a packing list drawn up by his staff in 1969, shortly before he embarked on an "Around the World Tour." Incredibly, just two suitcases were required.

Transcript follows. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.



Transcript
MR. HOPE'S SUITCASE

PAJAMAS - ROBE
SLIPPERS
RAZOR
WATER-PIK
SOCKS (WOOL AND SILK FOR DRESS)
JOGGING SHOES
DRESS SHOES, SPORT SHOES
HANDKERCHIEFS (SILK AND WHITE)
HAIR BRUSHES (2)
ALKA SELTZER
NORELCO (02) CAPSULES
NAIL KIT
BRUT 33
TIES
SHIRTS (SPORT AND DRESS - MAKE SURE STAYS ARE IN COLLAR)
UNDERSHORTS AND UNDERSHIRTS
SWEATERS FOR GOLF
GOLF PANTS
SUITS
TUX (DRESS SHIRT, BLACK BOW TIE, CUFF LINKS, STUDS)

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SMALL BLACK CASE
MEDICINE
VITAMINS
MOUTH WASH
TOOTH PASTE
SHAVING BRUSH
GILETTE SHAVING CREAM
COMB