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Les Brown and his Band of Renown Performs at Bob Hope Christmas Show

This photograph was taken by National Geographic photographer Joseph J. Scherschel on December 14, 1969, during a preview performance of the Bob Hope Christmas Show in the East Room. Here, Les Brown and his Band of Renown performs during the variety show for President Richard M. Nixon, First Lady Pat Nixon, and over 200 guests. Les Brown's big band ensemble enjoyed a long association with Bob Hope, and frequently performed during his variety shows. Bob Hope's USO-sponsored variety shows entertained American troops around the world for nearly 50 years, and his television specials were an annual tradition for American households for decades. Hope was a recurrent guest at the White House and entertained every president from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Bill Clinton.
Joseph J. Scherschel
Date of Work
December 14, 1969
White House Historical Association