Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Martha Bolton, Comedy Writer & Co-Author of “Dear Bob: Bob Hope’s Wartime Correspondence with the GI’s of World War II”
About Harvey’s guest
Martha Bolton is a prolific author of 88 books, an Emmy nominee (Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics, 1988), a Dove Award nominee (Children's Musical, 1999), and a "with" author on three New York Times bestselling books. She was nominated for a Writers' Guild Award for her work on the Emmy-winning Bob Hope--The First Ninety Years. She was Bob's first full-time female staff writer, and wrote for his television specials (over 30 hours of primetime programming and fifteen years of his personal appearances and special events). As a staff writer for Bob Hope, Bolton had the opportunity to write scripted lines for a virtual Who's Who in entertainment, sports, and politics.
Bolton also wrote for Phyllis Diller for many years, and her series of books for those over fifty include, Didn't My Skin Used to Fit?, Cooking with Hot Flashes, and The Whole World is Changing and I'm Too Hot to Care. She has also written for many Christian comedians such as Mark Lowry (including parodies and co-writing his Piper the Hyper Mouse series), Chonda Pierce, Jeff Allen, and numerous others.
Martha's stage work includes writing the script for The Confession, based on Beverly Lewis' best-selling Confession trilogy; co-writing both Half-Stitched, based on Wanda Brunstetter’s bestselling book The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club and Our Christmas Dinner with director/composer Wally Nason; Josiah for President and BGM’s newest musical, The Home Game. Both Josiah for President and The Home Game have accompanying novels penned by Bolton and were adapted for the stage by the Blue Gate Musical's creative team.
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