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Bob Hope – Entertainer of the Century

An Evening with Richard Zoglin: Bob Hope – Entertainer of the Century

Co-sponsor: Simon & Schuster

June 05 – 7 p.m.

Jewel Box Theater

New York Times best-selling author and Time magazine theater critic Richard Zoglin grew up watching Bob Hope’s movies and followed the comedian’s rise to multimedia superstardom and tireless work for U.S. troops and charities. Hope, the star, was a dogged worker, gracious with fans, and generous with friends. An indiscriminate womanizer, he also could be cold and self-centered. Join us as Zoglin discusses the gifted but flawed subject of his book Hope: Entertainer of the Century and shares his writing process, including how he researches his topics.

Richard Zoglin has spent more than 30 years as a writer and editor for Time. As the magazine’s television critic for more than a decade, he wrote cover stories on David Letterman, Bill Cosby, Diane Sawyer, Arsenio Hall, and Star Trek, among many others. He is currently a contributor editor and Time’s theater critic. His first book, Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America, is considered the definitive history of that seminal era in stand-up comedy.