Cunard Line Limited

Cunard Line Limited

September 11, 2008 08:32 ET

Media Preview for the Collection of Bob Hope: An Auction Benefitting the Bob and Dolores Hope Charitable Foundation


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 11, 2008) - Collector and museum quality items from the life, career and estate of the legendary Bob Hope will be available for a media preview on Monday, 15 September at The Waldorf Hilton. The items will be sold during a live televised online auction conducted by Julien's Auctions in October 2008 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Linda Hope, daughter of the iconic entertainer, arrived from New York on 10 September on Queen Mary 2 with auction highlights after presenting a series of lectures about her father. Cunard Line paid tribute to Bob Hope, a frequent and long-time traveller aboard its liners, and provided an exclusive preview exhibition during the voyage from New York.

Highlights in this historical auction from the life and career of Mr. Hope include:

- A letter dated October 23, 1943 from Bette Davis to Mr. Hope

- A feathered Indian headdress worn by Mr. Hope on the cover of Life Magazine on May 11, 1962

- A Movado watch inscribed "To Bob Hope in sincere appreciation - The Cleveland Press Christmas Show 1944"

- A turquoise western suit made by Nudies of North Hollywood, worn by Mr. Hope on several television shows including Barbara Mandrell, Mandrell Sisters Show and Ann Margaret Rhinestone Special.

- The contents of his Burbank office that he used for over 50 years.

Highlights from Mr. Hope's golf collection include:

- A complete set of golf clubs from various makers (woods 1 - 6, irons 3 - 9 and a brass head putter

- Dunlop Bogie Buster golf bag

- A Tiffany & Company sterling silver golf club given to Mr. Hope for his 95th birthday by NBC

- 24k gold plated golf tees; two Chrysler Classic ball markers bearing Mr. Hope's image

- A white, pink and blue striped golf shirt; Izod cardigan sweater; a red sports jacket made by Arthur Cross

When: Monday 15 September 2008
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. G.M.T.

Who: Linda Hope, Bob Hope's Daughter and producer of the Bob Hope
TV Specials

Where: The Waldorf Hilton
Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DD

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