UPDATE: The 7/23 film screening has changed from Some Like It Hot (1939) to The Big Broadcast of 1938 starring Bob Hope, W.C. Fields, Leif Erickson, Dorothy Lamour, and Shirley Ross.
The S.S. Gigantic competes with the S.S. Colossal in a luxury liner race from New York to France. W.C. Fields is S.B. Bellows, the bumbling brother of the owner of the Gigantic who accidentally wrecks the sophisticated engine of his sibling's ship, built by brilliant engineer Bob Hayes (Leif Erickson). Meanwhile, radio entertainer Buzz Fielding (Bob Hope), aboard the Gigantic with his girlfriend, Dorothy (Dorothy Lamour), is hoping to win so he can pay alimony to his three ex-wives.
Happy Hour Film Series:
In conjunction with the Museum’s new special exhibit, So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope, on display in The Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery from May 25, 2018, through February 10, 2019, we will be hosting a free film series on select Monday evenings in BB’s Stage Door Canteen from May 14 through December 3, featuring classic Bob Hope films from 1939–1955.
In addition to the film screenings, themed drinks will be offered from The American Sector Restaurant & Bar, treats will be offered on special months, and free tickets to BB’s Stage Door Canteen shows will be raffled off. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and all free screenings start at 6:00 p.m.
Embrace your inner cinephile and check out these classic flicks with us! No RSVP necessary.
The story of how Bob Hope gave levity and laughter to troops during one of the most brutal conflicts in human history is a crucial component of the history of the war—and a demonstration of how humanity can shine through in the darkest of times. The National WWII Museum is proud to have this program supported by the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation.