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Bob Hope: Salutes the Troops

 

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Time-Life brings us another collection of Bob Hope specials where he and a number of guests visit the military overseas to brighten their time there during the days surrounding Christmas. A number of these have been released on DVD before from R2 Entertainment and Time-Life has been packaging their discs in a number of different configurations- judging from the menus on the three discs in this set they appear to have been originally made for larger sets. Hopefully I’ll be able to outline the contents here for those seeking out these shows but not wanting to pick up redundant material.

The six shows here range from 1962 to 1990, all done during the week of Christmas and shown on NBC that January as belated “Christmas Specials” but still managing to be amongst the year’s h…Read the entire review

By Max Schindler