The Greenwich Heritage Centre will become the third institution to host the touring exhibition Bob Hope : A World of Laughter which has been painstakingly produced by the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum with the support of the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation. Bob Hope: A World of Laughter will appeal to fans of Bob Hope, golf and comedy lovers, nostalgia and culture vultures and if you’re looking for an alternative to the “big games” that will be taking place in London, this is the ideal destination.
Why London? Bob Hope was born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, South London on May 29 1903. At the age of four his family emigrated to America and the rest as they say, is history, as Bob Hope became one of the world’s most loved, endearing and enduring comedians, renowned equally for his one-liners, his films, his support of the American troops during several wars and of course, his love of golf.
This exhibition will feature more than 170 artifacts including his KBE and CBE conferred on him by The Queen. The exhibition will also include Bob Hope’s honorary Oscar statuette, Honorary Veterans citation, and Congressional Gold Medal and his PGA of America money clip. Visitors will also see more than 200 vintage photos along with video displays, documenting the life of this much loved and missed comedian.