|Bob mentioned that the Portsmouth show had|
been cancelled due to a suspected unexploded
bomb being found the night before
Monday, 2 November 2015
BOB HOPE AT THE EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE IN 1984...
Okay, so they're not the greatest quality pics in the world, but all
I had was a HANIMEX 110mm camera when I snapped these photos
on the night of October 13th 1984, while attending The EDINBURGH
PLAYHOUSE to catch superstar comedy legend BOB HOPE. I'd briefly
met Mr. Hope and got his autograph before the show (and sent a few items
backstage afterwards for him to sign), but after the rest of the audience had
departed, I was still gathering my stuff together and Bob wandered onstage
with his jacket over his shoulder to chat to the stagehands, saw me in the
fourth row, and gave me a wave through the gap in the curtains. I met
him again ten years later when he played The GLASGOW ROYAL
CONCERT HALL and had my photo taken with him.
Incidentally, Bob was 81 years of age back then, but looked
at least 20 years younger. The woman sharing the stage with him in
the second-last photo is one of the singers from the support act on the
night, STUTZ BEAR CATS, who performed a short comedy routine
with him during the show. (Just her, not the rest of the group.) Don't
recall her name, alas (if I ever knew it), but she was a total babe.
A great show and a great night - one that I'll always remember.
And below is some of the paraphernalia I
picked up at the Playhouse on the night.
Posted by Kid at Monday, November 02, 2015