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Bob Hope in Greenland

Bob Hope in Greenland

Dec. 31, 1954: Los Angeles Times columnist Hedda Hopper and comedian Bob Hope entertain troops at Thule Air Force Base in Greenland.

In the Jan. 6, 1955, Los Angeles Times, this U.S. Air Force photo accompanied an article that reported:

Bob Hope, the entertainment industry’s traveling goodwill ambassador, returned early yesterday from Thule Air Force Base in Greenland, where he filmed a television show and entertained thousands of troops over the New Year’s weekend.

After leaving Thule, 800 miles from the North Pole, Hope stopped at Goose Bay in Labrador to perform for American and Canadian military personnel.

Accompanying Hope on the flight was Academy Award winner William Holden, Brenda Marshall, Jerry Colonna, Robert Strauss, Margaret Whiting, Anita Ekberg, Secretary of Air Force Harold F. Talbott, Mrs. Talbott, Lt. Gen. Emmett O’Donnell, deputy chief of staff for personnel, Hedda Hopper, Times columnist, and NBC television production people.

The show which Hope filmed on New Year’s Eve will be seen in this country [Jan. 9, 1955].

This photo was added to a previous From the Archive photo gallery titled: Bob Hope entertains the troops.

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