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Bob Hope Performs at 1976 State Dinner for Queen Elizabeth

In this photograph by Karl Schumacher, comedian Bob Hope performs in the East Room on July 7, 1976. Hope performed a monologue during the entertainment portion of a State Dinner held in honor of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. The State Dinner, which was held in the Rose Garden, followed a day of activities with President Gerald R. Ford, First Lady Betty Ford, Queen Elizabeth, and her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, including a State Arrival Ceremony that morning. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited the United States from July 6 to 11 in celebration of the American Bicentennial. Hope, a British-born actor and comedian, was a recurrent guest at the White House and, during his career, entertained every president from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Bill Clinton.
Karl Schumacher
Date of Work
July 7, 1976
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum/NARA