?Many biographies have been written about Bob Hope; but no book yet has focused on the extent of the comic persona he created in film, vaudeville and radio alike - not until Donald W. McCaffrey's The Road To Comedy: The Films Of Bob Hope. Noted comedy film critic McCaffrey blends archival materials with critical surveys and interviews with Bob Hope's contemporaries and collaborators to analyze each major film in depth.?-MBR Internet Bookwatch/The Bookwatch
The first book to focus on the film work of Bob Hope, this engaging assessment and history explores the comic persona this legendary star created. Drawing on archival materials, interviews with collaborators, and the films themselves, noted film comedy authority Donald W. McCaffrey establishes the reasons Hope is considered one of the greatest film comedians of his era.