The first time Bob Hope entertained in South Carolina, he had to dress in a coal bin.
"I played Orangeburg in 1924," Hope said on Tuesday from his home in Los Angeles. "It was one of my very first play dates. I don't remember much about the auditorium, but I remember that coal bin."
Hope, 87, has made many trips to South Carolina since that first one for a musical more than 65 years ago. His latest will come Tuesday, when he headlines the Save the Yorktown fund-raiser in Charleston.
A group of retired Navy and Marine Corps officers asked Hope to participate in the fund-raiser because the museum is having financial problems.