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  • Barnouw, Erik. A History of Broadcasting in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1966.
  • Barrios, Richard. A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • Dunning, John. On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • Faith, William Robert. Bob Hope, A Life in Comedy. New York: Putnam, 1982.
  • Gilbert, Douglas. American Vaudeville, Its Life and Times. New York: McGraw Hill, 1940.
  • Hope, Bob. Dear Prez, I wanna tell ya!: A Presidential Joke Book. Los Angeles: General Publishers, 1996.
  • Hope, Bob. Have Tux Will Travel: Bob Hope's Own Story as Told to Pete Martin. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1954.
  • Hope, Bob. They Got Me Covered. Hollywood, 1941.
  • Jenkins, Henry. What Made Pistachio Nuts?: Early Sound Comedy and the Vaudeville Aesthetic. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.
  • Laurie, Joe Jr. Vaudeville: From the Honky-Tonks to the Palace. New York: Holt, 1953.
  • McNamara, Brooks, ed. American Popular Entertainments: Jokes, Monologues, Bits, and Sketches. New York: Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1983.
  • Slide, Anthony. The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1994.
  • Stein, Charles W., ed. American Vaudeville As Seen By Its Contemporaries. New York: Knopf, 1984.