In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson arrived unexpectedly at a USO dinner honoring Bob Hope. As Hope satirized the president, he “would time his stare at me,” Hope related. “It was as though he was timing his reaction to help me get a laugh.” The next day, Hope and Johnson cavorted on the White House putting green. The book referred to in the first letter, Five Women I Love, Bob Hope’s Vietnam Story, described this encounter. During Johnson’s 1964 campaign against Senator Barry Goldwater, he asked Hope for jokes to use in speeches. In the second letter, the president thanked Hope for the material.