Hope Springs Eternal: Bob Hope’s troop show will play Saudi Arabia, but the women will wear loose-fitting, figure-hiding clothing to conform to Saudi sensibilities, the Defense Department said Monday. This will be a far cry from Hope’s traditional Christmas troop shows in other years, when scantily clad women have been a mainstay of the performance. The Pentagon said Hope would play at least two shows in Saudi Arabia. Hope, actress Ann Jillian and country music singer Aaron Tippin departed from Norton Air Force Base, about 65 miles east of Los Angeles, on Saturday.
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