ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY
Bob Hope's Christmas Cavalcade, 1948
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 27, 2018
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Wiesbaden, Germany, December, 1948: Bob Hope talks with members of the audience during his 1948 Christmas Cavalcade tour of U.S. bases in Europe. The star-studded cast of the show included songwriter Irving Berlin, actress Irene Ryan (later known as Granny in the "Beverly Hillbillies" TV show), and World War II Medal of Honor recipient Gen. Jimmy Doolittle. Much of the group's time was spent entertaining troops involved with the Berlin Airlift.
Stars and Stripes' 1948 story about the Bob Hope tour.