Stockton Evening and Sunday Record from Stockton, California on May 29, 1968 · 17
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Stockton Evening and Sunday Record from Stockton, California · 17

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Wednesday, May 29, 1968
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w- V yr1 W T wrr1 w Bob Hope Marks Birthday Looking Forward to Another 65 Years By VERNON SCOTT HOLLYWOOD (UPI) For the past 65 years where theres been Hope, theres been life. Today Bob Hope celebrates his 65th birthday. The great comedian acknowledges the milestone with mixed emotions - partly humorous, a little subdued. ' Asked his age, he responded, "I thought you were a friend of mine. But once he accepted the fact of discussing his three score and five years, the old Hope wit flashed anew. Actually, I dont know if I'll be 65. I may be a helluva lot younger, he quipped. I was in England last week bom there, you know and told an audience Id been trying to check my age with Somerset House. The guy on the show with me said, It wasnt built then. "The dirty rat There I was on television going through a routine about how there was a fire and the records were lost and I was really only 48. For most of his life Hope has inspired the gift of laughter in other people. It is this quality to which he attributes his youth and energy. Age is a state of mind, he said. 'Tiny Tim says he always feels 19. Well, I dont go around feeling. But if I did feel that young I could be arrested for some of my thoughts. I get therapy out of the things I do. Thats the only way I can explain feeling so energetic. Old clabber as pal Bing Crosby calls him keeps physically trim playing golf and adhering to a regular training program. I dont smoke and I dont drink very much, he said. But thats not saying I havent been bombed a few times. I try to watch my stomach, and since that blood clot in my eye about 10 years ago, I can get a little more rest than I did. I can lie down on an airplane and go right to sleep if I get the right kind of stew ardess. But I can nap in a car, backstage or on a golf tee. I'm not set up nervously. Hope grew reflective. "A little age is a good thing. You have more confidence and you become unconcerned about things that don't count. Its no special trick for me to stay relaxed at all times. Maybe its a matter of experience at cooling it. Maybe its heredity. My grandfather was one month shy of 100 when he died. My father died at 65, but I think it was because he soaked his liver in alcohol too long. But Im not the only guy with vitality. Jack Benny never stops and hes 10 years older than I am. He just finished 10 weeks at the Waldorf, taking bows all day and laughing all the time. Laughter is the most important thing about staying and thinking young. It makes you look young because it lifts your facial muscles. People who sit around for years being grumpy and never laughing have those lines locked into their face. Laughter is therapy and life is built on excitement. If you handle it right, its got to benefit you. Bob and his wife Dolores will celebrate his birthday with their youngsters at their Palm Springs home. I plan to be around another 65 years, Hope concluded. "Thats because I have a com- Stockton (Calif.) Record 17 Wed., May 29, 1968 passionate doctor. He told a friend of mine he had six months to live, and when the guy didnt die the doc gave him another six months. ' Bob laughed again. It was the hearty laugh of a man looking 65 years ahead. The name of the new Elizabeth Taylor-Richard Burton film has been changed from Goforth to Boom. It is based on Tennessee Williams play, The Milk Train Doesnt Stop Here Anymore. I , -fr num f mi or Winner of Golden Globe Award! BEST PICTURE u 'LARGER THAN LIFE - AND POSSIBL Y TWICE AS SHOCKING! SATURDAY REVIEW MUCH MORE EXPLICIT THAN IT WAS IN THE B00Kyokt,es SANDY DENNIS -KEIR DULLEA ANNE HEYWOOD AS ELLEN MARCH IN D. H. LAWRENCES THE G II TEN YEARS AGO THIS MOTION PICTURE COULD NOT POSSIBLY HAVE BEEN MADE! EVEN A YEAR AGO "THE FOX" COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MADE.... NOT QUITE THIS WAY! 3D CONTINENTAL' ARRANGEMENT GOB Gi?tjcaiaai3ZF OOO C0ME0RTABUE flU PGM) (HUSH enDGOMro STR ETC HIO UiTeR 0 0 M fflSEL&CIllDfii) OO m WEATHER B0X0F.FJCE MBOBa D gqo CONVENIENT ...Ayvniotoflthb A RAYMOND STROSS PRODUCTION in Association with MOTION PICTURES INTERNATIONAL INC. Scrmvtiy by LEWIS JOHN CARUNO md HOWARD KOCH FiwnHwltowih-TheFoK" by D. H. LAWRENCE Produced by RAYMOND STROSS Directed by MARK RYDELL MokiyUiflSCMntM- Cotor by DELUXE From CLARIDGE PICTURES Only the FINEST FILMS will be presented in this fascinating theatre. New sight lines eliminates hats or heads ever interferring' with your vision. CONTINENTAL SEATING allows comfort and leg room exactly like your own home. The REALISM in picture projection on the GIANT SCREEN is truly breathtaking in this LUXURY THEATRE OF THE FUTURE. lf0SJl(tB, 9HTOKI Is iMEffB TONIGHT: "THE FOX" SHOWN AT: 6:10. 8:11 10:10 THURSDAY (Memorial Day) 12:10, 2:10, 4:10, 6:10, 8:10, 10:10 SATURDAY: 1:10, 3:10, 8:10, 7:10, 9:10, 11:10 SUNDAY: 2:10, 4:10, 6:10. 8:10, 10:10 Weekday: 6:10, 8:10, 10:10 RARKING1SW .mCTmrrnnuni SURROUNDING OVERmCARS 060 ELECTRONIC CONTROLLED (KD3 COMM) G0WGD ooo EEBSOBDOSGOEm GjociiDQiaaieaniiB PRODUCTIONS .,4. r r k It t r V7- t v 3 & i. . i Oe t . In the Sherwood Manor Shopping Center P-3 0 . SN I -riii r i -l.-t

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