One of the greatest entertainers in San Fernando Valley history was the great Bob Hope. This beloved comedian brought his USO shows to American and Allied service personnel around the world. Hope, who lived in Toluca Lake and worked out of the Valley, was a mega-star of stage, radio, television and motion pictures. He is buried at the edge of the Mission San Fernando in Mission Hills.
comedians Betty Hutton and Bob Hope in the 1943 spoof on life in the military entitled "Let's Face It." A Paramount Picture. Still photo - gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2011. (click on image to enlarge) - Photograph 2862
In his "song and dance" costume, Bob Hope points to his name on a dressing room door. Photo, gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2011. Photo 2863