Friday, August 05, 2011

The Influence of Bob Hope on American Literature

Of course we all remember how there is a Bob Hope reference in THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG. But is there a Bob Hope reference in ON THE ROAD? Almost! While our narrator Sal Paradise is visiting Hollywood, he sees Bob's frequent sidekick Jerry Colonna buying a Buick. "He was inside the vast plate-glass window, fingering his mustachio," reports Sal Paradise.