My greatest personal pleasure during that time was being able to escort Irving Berlin to and around Flynn's Inn and introduce him to our personnel that night. I remember that when we were all seated around a large table with Berlin, the Rockettes, and other cast members about midnight that the outer door opened and in came Bob Hope and Dolores, just arrived from the base after their hitchhike in a 6 X 6, and he was shivering and breathing hard. I told him he needed some food and to join us, but he said, "hell no...I need a drink and bed."

Mr. Bruce Kates

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