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My Favorite Blonde

My Favorite Blonde(1942)

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The film's opening title reads "Bob Hope who calls Madeleine Carroll My Favorite Blonde." The working titles of this film were Snowball in Hell and You're Dangerous. According to information in the Paramount Collection at the AMPAS Library, the airfield scene was shot at the testing field behind Lockheed Aircraft Service Inc., in Burbank, CA. In his autobiography, Bob Hope notes that he hired comedy writers Melvin Frank and Norman Panama for their first jobs for his 1938 radio show, and that they wrote for him for a year. They went on to write for the Bob Hope-Bing Crosby "Road" pictures. My Favorite Blonde was so popular that Paramount considered releasing a sequel called My Favorite Brunette, according to Hollywood Reporter news items. Although the sequel was never made, Paramount used the title for a 1947 film starring Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney, and a host of other Paramount stars (see below). Hope reprised his role in a October 19, 1942 Lux Radio Theatre broadcast of the story, co-starring Virginia Bruce.