In this excerpt from his autobiography Have Tux, Will Tavel, ©1954, Bob Hope is discussing the successful Road To… movie series:
When Bing (Crosby) and I are working out our lines for the next take, she (Dorothy Lamour) just stands there and listens. Once in a while she’ll say, “How about a line for me?” This usually brings a fast “Quiet, Honey,” from us. “All we want you to do is to look beautiful and twirl your sarong!”
I realize that it was a different world 80 years ago when these movies were being made, but that’s still a jarringly dismissive way to treat a friend and costar.