Early Life

Vaudeville

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The Bill

Novelty Acts

Family Acts

  • Daisy and Violet Hilton. 1925 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Eddie Foy with his children. ca.1910 Bob Hope Collection. Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
  • Buster Keaton. 1908 Dramatic Mirror. New York, 1908. General Collections, Library of Congress
  • The Dolly Sisters. ca. 1915 - 1920 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Black-Face Acts

  • Lew Dockstader. 1902 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • McIntyre & Heath. 1916 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Eddie Cantor. 1941 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Bert Williams. ca. 1922 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Al Jolson. 1927 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

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Dancers

  • Sally Rand. 1934 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Irene & Vernon Castle. 1914 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Fred & Adele Astaire. ca. 1925 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Paul & Grace Hartman. 1935 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Hope & Byrne. ca. 1925 Bob Hope Collection. Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress

Comedy Teams

  • The Three Stooges. 1938 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • The Marx Brothers. 1931 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Weber & Fields. ca. 1920 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Smith & Dale. 1955 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Olsen & Johnson. 1939 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Montgomery & Stone. ca. 1916 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Burns & Allen. 1924 National Vaudeville Artists Yearbook. 1924. General Collections, Library of Congress
  • Bert Lahr and Mercedes. 1925 National Vaudeville Artists Yearbook. 1925. General Collections, Library of Congress

Illusion and Magic

Male-Female Impersonators

  • Kitty Doner. 1923 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Vesta Tilley. 1906 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Julian Eltinge. 1913. New York Clipper. New York, 1913. General Collections, Library of Congress

Ventriloquists

Comic Singers

  • Jimmy Durante. ca. 1950 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Fanny Brice. 1910 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Harry Lauder. ca. 1911 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Trixie Friganza. ca. 1907 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • May Irwin. 1898 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Elsie Janis. 1910 American Stage of Today. New York, 1910. General Collections, Library of Congress
  • Willie Solar. 1924 National Vaudeville Artists Yearbook. 1924. General Collections, Library of Congress

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Monologists and Entertainers

  • Will Rogers. ca. 1920 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • George Jessel. 1932 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Bob Hope at the Palace. 1932 Billboard. Cincinnati, 1932. General Collections, Library of Congress

Musicians

  • Harry Richman. 1932 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Ted Lewis. 1931 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Borah Minevitch. 1952 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Comedians

  • Will Mahoney. 1956 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Marie Dressler. 1909 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Marie Dressler with hat over head. 1909 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • W.C. Fields. ca. 1934 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Bert Lahr. 1934 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Ed Wynn. ca. 1930 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Willie Howard. 1941 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Molly Picon. ca. 1930-35 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Milton Berle. 1952 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Jack Benny. 1924 National Vaudeville Artists Yearbook. 1924. General Collections, Library of Congress

Singers/Entertainers

  • Lillian Russell. 1895 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Ruth Etting, 1929. Theater, 1929. General Collections, Library of Congress
  • Nora Bayes. ca. 1920 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Eva Tanguay. 1913. Billboard. Cincinnati, 1913. General Collections, Library of Congress
  • June Havoc. 1924 National Vaudeville Artists Yearbook. 1924. General Collections, Library of Congress
  • Aileen Stanley. 1921 Dramatic Mirror. New York, 1921. General Collections, Library of Congress

Actors

  • Sarah Bernhardt. ca. 1890 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Anna Held. 1896 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Winnie Lightner. 1927 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Fanny Ward. 1894 Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

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Moving On

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Bits & Sketches

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Motion Pictures

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Radio

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Television

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Joke File

On the Road: USO Shows

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Public Service

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Faces of Bob Hope

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