A Bob Hope Comedy Special (1963)

A Bob Hope Comedy Special
  • Broadcast September 27, 1963 on NBC
  • Directed by: Jack Shea
  • Executive Producer: Bob Hope
  • Produced by: George Hope
  • Written by: Mort Lachman and Bill Larkin, Lester White and John Rapp, Charles Lee

Streisand’s Songs

  • Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home
  • Gotta Move
  • Blue Tail Fly (with Bob Hope)

[In 2016, Time/Life released the 1963 “Bob Hope Comedy Special” with Barbra Streisand as part of a 6-DVD box set. Unfortunately, "Gotta Move" was edited from the DVD. Order via the link above.]

Bob Hope starred in radio and movies and entertained American troops overseas with his USO shows. His long television career included many comedy specials.

This particular special — with guests Barbra Streisand, Dean Martin, James Garner, and Tuesday Weld, featured skits and songs and aired in color in some markets (although only a black and white copy seems to be the one available on DVD).

(Below Left: Bob Hope and Streisand in costume; Below Right: Dean Martin, Streisand, and Bob Hope)

Martin, Hope and Streisand

On the show, Barbra first appeared when she introduced Dean Martin, speaking a little bit of Italian ...

Streisand on Bob Hope

Later, Barbra sang “Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home” and “Gotta Move” ...

Streisand sings

Near the end of the show she joined Dean Martin and Bob Hope in a Hillbilly "Hootenanny" sketch where they sang “Blue Tail Fly” together. (Below: Streisand wears ruffled dress and washboard).

Bob Hope and Streisand photos

Above photos (A) and (B): These are outtakes from the comedy special, because Streisand and Hope did not interact on the broadcast show. It looks like Hope is doing some business like writing notes in a book or diary and Streisand tries to look at it, or take his book.

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