The making of an entertainer. Opening ; Vaudeville ; Broadway -- Inventing comedy. Hollywood ; Actor -- Finding a mission. War ; Peace -- Inventing stardom. Television ; Ambassador ; King -- Losing his grip. Patriot ; Partisan -- Ensuring the legacy. Restoration ; Legend.
Draws on exclusive reporting to honor Bob Hope's top-rated successes while discussing such topics as his secret first marriage, stint in reform school and ambivalent relationships with fellow stars.