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Robert L. Mills
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Born 1937 in San Francisco; US Navy 1956-59; San Francisco State University '62; U.C. Hastings Law '65; 1966-75 practiced law in Palo Alto, CA;

Staff writer for the "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts" (NBC) 1975-76;
Staff writer for Bob Hope (NBC) 1977-92 ;

Author: THE LAUGH MAKERS: A Behind-the-Scenes Tribute to Bob Hope's Incredible Gag Writers, Bear Manor Media, www.bearmanormedia.bizland.com/id370.html

Co-wrote "Laugh Lines" column for Los Angeles Times, 1992-96;

Cruise ship lecturer:  1999-2005  with Crystal, Celebrity and Princess lines;

Hosts blogs: www.bereftontheleft.blogspot.com
and www.laughmakers.blogspot.com;

Substitute co-host "ACCESS UNLIMITED" on KPFK 90.7fm Los Angeles, 98.7fm Santa Barbara;

Memberships:  WGA, West (Emeritus); Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters; Yarmy's Army; married (Shelley), no children; lives in Studio City, CA.
E-Mail:  TheLaughMakers@Gmail.com


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Preparing to go on stage at the Ohio Theater in Columbus where he was taping a TV special, Bob Hope suddenly noticed his heart was beating wildly. In this five minute audio excerpt, you'll learn why.

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A veteran TV script writer takes us on a side-splitting journey with the "Bob Hope Show" -- fascinating and hilarious backstage memories from his 17 years on the road with Hope.

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Bob Mills, who wrote scripts for 85 Bob Hope specials in the 1970s and 1980s, talks candidly with Cruise Director David DeHavilland aboard the Crystal Harmony.

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Bob Hope's writers were always on the lookout for the perfect ending to every sketch we wrote, Hope ever certain that there was a funnier one somewhere and if we looked long enough, we'd find it.

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This excerpt recalls an incident where Howard Cosell's trademark abrasive demeanor, usually played in fun, raised Bob Hope's rancor during the taping of a TV special on which Howard guested.

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A long-time friend of the author, voice magician Gary Owens offered to read his Foreword to THE LAUGH MAKERS as part of the audio version of the book soon to be available from Bear Manor Media.

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In this interview recorded in the Spring of 2009, the hosts of "TV Confidential" interview Bob Mills, author of THE LAUGH MAKERS: A Behind-the-Scenes Tribute to Bob Hope's Incredible Gag Writers.

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In 1988, Bob Hope laid plans to take the show to the land Down Under. The critically acclaimed tour would include stops in Auckland, New Zealand; Sydney; Adelaide; Brisbane; Melbourne and Perth.

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Taping a 3-hour special in China in 1979, Bob Hope delivered a monologue to a mixed audience of westerners and Chinese government officials and their staff and used an interpreter for the first time.

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Following Hope's monologue, we set the stage for the traditional "customs sketch" in which Hope, Florence Henderson and Barbara Eden meet a pre-9/11 Aussie customs officer played by Charo.

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