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  • Famous Today, Forgotten Tomorrow (We've forgotten Hope & Crosby. Will we forget the Beatles?)

    12/18/2014 2:10:08 PM PST · by presidio9 · 127 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Jim Fusilli
    Tributes to two of the most famous American entertainers of the 20th century serve as a reminder of how fame flees. The entertainers are Bing Crosby and Bob Hope; the reminders are the documentary “American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered,” which had its premiere last week (and will run again on Dec. 26 ) on PBS, and “Hope: Entertainer of the Century,” a new biography by Richard Zoglin. Neither Crosby nor Hope have much cachet with contemporary consumers of art and culture, but the accounts of their careers make convincing cases that their contributions still influence their respective fields, even if...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Road to Zanzibar"(1941)

    05/04/2014 1:17:21 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1941 | Victor Schertzinger
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Road To Rio"(1947)

    03/02/2014 11:36:45 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1947 | Norman Z. McLeod
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Road To Hong Kong" (1962)

    04/21/2013 11:13:31 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1962 | Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Holiday Inn" (1942)

    12/16/2012 12:13:01 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1942 | Irving Berlin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzKRdPStAF8 The Christmas season is the inspiration for this week's feature. "Holiday Inn", the film that introduced the world to the perennial classic song "White Christmas". Easily one of the best musical films of the 1940s. Enjoy.
  • In Bing Crosby’s Wine Cellar, Vintage Baseball

    09/24/2010 10:28:26 AM PDT · by malkee · 23 replies
    NYT ^ | Sept. 23 2010 | Richard Sandomir
    How a near pristine black-and-white reel of the entire television broadcast of the deciding game of the 1960 World Series — long believed to be lost forever — came to rest in the dry and cool wine cellar of Bing Crosby’s home near San Francisco is not a mystery to those who knew him. Crosby loved baseball, but as a part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates he was too nervous to watch the Series against the Yankees, so he and his wife went to Paris, where they listened by radio. “He said, ‘I can’t stay in the country,’ ” his...
  • Rosen: Merry Christmas, ACLU

    12/23/2005 5:30:10 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 8 replies · 847+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday December 23rd, 2005 | Mike Rosen
    The pendulum swings both ways. Last year in Denver, it was Mayor John Hickenlooper proposing to replace the city's traditional "Merry Christmas" sign with one that said "Happy Holidays." The mayor wisely backed off in response to the public outcry, as did the Parade of Lights, this year, reversing its policy barring religious floats. Earlier this month, Speaker of the U.S. House Dennis Hastert, issued a directive instructing the architect of the Capitol to drop the name "Capitol Holiday Tree" - adopted in the late 1990s under the authority of no one who's now willing to admit to it -...
  • Sir Paul, Elvis now perceived as 'safe'

    02/11/2005 6:19:28 PM PST · by qam1 · 37 replies · 1,803+ views
    Cincinati Post ^ | 2/11/05 | Nick Clooney
    Sir Paul McCartney certainly cleaned up the Super Bowl half-time show's image, didn't he? Nothing racier was to be seen than a spiffy red shirt, revealed by McCartney removing his coat. It was during the first half of play, however, that Mr. McCartney impressed me with his supreme confidence. If you were watching the game, you saw a number of "cutaways" of Paul McCartney enjoying the proceedings from a V.I.P. box. If I am not mistaken, one of those closeups was seen at the two-minute warning, just moments before the half-time show was to begin. That may not seem like...