Robert Joseph “Bob” Thomas (January 26, 1922 – March 14, 2014) was an American Hollywood film industry biographer and reporter who worked for the Associated Press from 1944.
AP WAS THERE: 60 years ago, Disneyland opens in California
Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-07-16 14:49:07
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: On July 16, 1955, Associated Press reporter Bob Thomas wrote a story about the imminent opening of an elaborate theme park in California that was conceived by none other than Walt Disney. The park opened the next day.
Bob Thomas, Reporter of 66 Oscar Ceremonies, Dies at 92
NY Times Movies, 2014-03-15 03:32:28
Mr. Thomas was ubiquitous in Hollywood, covering its stars and moguls from 1943 to 2010 for The Associated Press.
Longtime Hollywood reporter Bob Thomas dead at 92
Yahoo Entertainment, 2014-03-14 18:39:36
He was the institutional memory for the movies at The Associated Press and a passage for the world to a Hollywood both longed for and long gone.