Bob Hope Writer Martha Bolton Guests On Harvey Brownstone Interviews

Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Martha Bolton, Comedy Writer & Co-Author of “Dear Bob: Bob Hope’s Wartime Correspondence with the GI’s of World War II”.

Martha Bolton is a prolific author of 88 books, an Emmy nominee (Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics, 1988), a Dove Award nominee (Children's Musical, 1999), and a "with" author on three New York Times bestselling books. She was nominated for a Writers' Guild Award for her work on the Emmy-winning Bob Hope--The First Ninety Years. She was Bob's first full-time female staff writer, and wrote for his television specials (over 30 hours of primetime programming and fifteen years of his personal appearances and special events). As a staff writer for Bob Hope, Bolton had the opportunity to write scripted lines for a virtual Who's Who in entertainment, sports, and politics.

Bolton also wrote for Phyllis Diller for many years, and her series of books for those over fifty include, Didn't My Skin Used to Fit?, Cooking with Hot Flashes, and The Whole World is Changing and I'm Too Hot to Care. She has also written for many Christian comedians such as Mark Lowry (including parodies and co-writing his Piper the Hyper Mouse series), Chonda Pierce, Jeff Allen, and numerous others.

Martha's stage work includes writing the script for The Confession, based on Beverly Lewis' best-selling Confession trilogy; co-writing both Half-Stitched, based on Wanda Brunstetter’s bestselling book The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club and Our Christmas Dinner with director/composer Wally Nason; Josiah for President and BGM’s newest musical, The Home Game. Both Josiah for President and The Home Game have accompanying novels penned by Bolton and were adapted for the stage by the Blue Gate Musical's creative team.

Harvey Brownstone is a retired judge of the Ontario Court of Justice and was the first openly gay judge in Canada. He is also the bestselling author of "Tug of War: A Judge's Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles and the Bitter Realities of Family Court" and hosted "Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone," a television talk show on matters involving the family justice system.

​After a distinguished legal career, Harvey was appointed a judge at the age of 38 in 1995.  He has presided in family and criminal courts.   He has been a trailblazer in several ways.  He was the first openly gay judge in Canada.  He was the first sitting judge in the world to write a national best seller and to host a TV talk show.  

​Harvey has been a role model and icon in the LGBTQ community.  When same-sex marriage was legalized in Canada in 2003, he was the only judge to make himself publicly available to officiate at weddings for lesbian and gay couples travelling to Toronto from all over the world to get married.  In 2007, he officiated at the wedding of Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer, the American couple whose marriage triggered the 2013 United States Supreme Court decision overturning the definition of "spouse" in the federal Defence of Marriage Act.  

​In February 2021, Harvey launched his online talk show "Harvey Brownstone Interviews" on his own YouTube channel. He saw this as an interesting hobby.   Within several months, the show attracted hundreds of thousands - and then eventually, millions - of viewers.  Because of the overwhelming success of the show, Harvey decided to retire from the judiciary on December 31, 2021 after having presided as a full-time judge for 26 1/2 years.  Free from the constraints imposed upon judges regarding the expression of opinions and the endorsement of private enterprise, Harvey now happily devotes his full-time attention to hosting "Harvey Brownstone Interviews" as a regular member of the public - albeit one with a rather illustrious and unique career history.  

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