At the most recent auction sale I attended, no one wanted to bid on this 17″ statue from Esco Products in 1979. At first I thought it was Richard Nixon from my far away view. Then I heard them say, “Bob Hope Statue” so I decided to bid. I won.
Do you remember the Bob Hope specials that were held every year on TV? I remember them mostly around Christmas time when he would visit the troops in a far away place. I loved the comedy of the live shows. I enjoyed the singing and the dancing, too. I also remember sitting on my Dad’s lap while watching. Maybe that is why I have such fond memories of those shows.
I decided to put him up for auction on Ebay instead of listing him in my Etsy shop. He already has a bid, so he will be leaving here this weekend. However, the fun of the memories rushing back…priceless.
Edited Oct 27: Mr. Hope sold for $63. For some reason I couldn’t get my link to work.