Bob Hope's airport

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Bob Hope never lived in Burbank, Glendale or Pasadena -- the cities that own Burbank Airport -- but they have renamed the airport for him anyway. The Times story says the family received the honor with "dead silence..." You have to wonder if the name will catch on. John Wayne did on Orange County's airport, but at least he had lived there for awhile. Erik Himmelsbach, meanwhile, wrote a disapproving column on the Hope legacy in the Valley in CityBeat a couple of weeks ago.


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