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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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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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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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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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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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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 1979, Bob Hope opened his 3-hour special from the Peoples Republic singing "I'm Off on the Road to China" atop the Great Wall. This 3-minute clip is from that special.

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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 is joined by Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme and Johnny Carson in this sketch that was featured on a 1978 special entitled "Bob Hope Salutes Vaudeville's Palace Theater."

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As unlikely as this may seem, among the hundreds of prominent guest stars who appeared on the eighty-five Bob Hope specials co-written by the author, Johnny Carson was the shyest.

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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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