Television: The Road to Moscow

Bounding off a Soviet TU-104 jet airliner at Moscow airport, Comedian Bob Hope got a bleak stare from a heavily bearded Russian when he asked: "How're you fixed for blades?" So it went for his seven-day visit to shoot film for his April 5 NBC show. Hope's Western brand of humor was largely wasted on the Russians, even when translated, but his running quips on Soviet life traveled well to the folks back home.

After a visit to the tomb of Lenin and Stalin in Red Square, Hope cracked: "It wasn't a bad show, but what do they do for an encore?"...

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