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  • Description

    Full title reads: "HOPE FIGHTS FOR CHARITY".

    Madison Square Gardens, New York, United States of America (USA).

    Long shot of line of chorus girls 'The Rockettes' on stage, people in foreground. Several shots of the girls dancing. General view of Madison Square Gardens stadium. Gypsy Rose Lee about to start her act. High angle shot of Gypsy Rose Lee taking off skirt and walks into audience. Comedian Bob Hope walks towards camera - he goes on stage. He twirls round and walks off again. General view of the stadium. Bob Hope, having taken trousers off throws them over arm and walks around stage. Bows to audience. Close up shot of General Dwight Eisenhower (Ike) laughing. Long shot of Jack Dempsey, former world heavyweight boxing champion walking from among group of people into ring and starts fighting with Bob Hope. Adolphe Menjou refereeing. Close up shot of Hope and Dempsey boxing. Dempsey holds Hope's head at arms length. Hope proceeds to slap out. Dempsey brings his hand away and Hope falls. Fight in progress. Two two start waltzing. Close up shot of General Eisenhower laughing. Dempsey and Hope skipping off followed by Menjou and seconds. Bob Hope and Jack Dempsey perform for the US Airforce charity.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:47:00 / 01:34:57:00
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  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Historical Figures & Celebrities Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
    Pilot: New York (post WW2) Performers 30s New York - 1940s
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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