Posted ByLL on February 05, 2004 at 21:31:00:
In Reply to: Re: A couple previous comments posted byBobR on February 05, 2004 at 18:17:32:
: I seem to recall that Jack's theme song "Love in Bloom" was originally meant for Bob Hope,however I could be wrong.
Not that I'm aware of...Kitty Carlisle Hart had hoped to make it her theme song, but Jack ended up having it associated with him too quickly. Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger (the composer/lyricist of both songs) do show up on Jack's show and try to pay him off NOT to play "Thanks for the Memories", but Jack does so anyway. Amazing that Jack would rather play than get paid!
There's also a story, although I think it's an urban legend (would have to look it up to be sure), that Jack was considered for the role that Bob Hope got in "The Big Broadcast of 1938" where Bob sang "Thanks for the Memory". I have to admit that it is a possibility, since Jack was in "The Big Broadcast of 1937".