first radio hit grew out of a personal appearance
at New York's Capitol Theater. In the interest
of using radio to promote its box-office
attractions, the "Capitol Family Hour"
hosted by Major Edward J. Bowes originated
from the theater every morning. Bob, as
one of the theater attractions, was booked
for the show.
show at the Capitol proved to be another
career milestone for Bob. It marked the
first time he appeared with singer Bing