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  • This famous Christmas song was written by a Cantor’s son

    12/24/2015 6:58:37 AM PST · by dennisw · 10 replies ^ | Posted on Dec. 18, 2015 at 11:48 am | by Laurence Bergreen
    Irving Berlin, 1906. Photo from Wikimedia Commons Late in 1940, so the story goes, Irving Berlin found himself in Los Angeles writing songs for the movie "Holiday Inn," starring two of the biggest stars of the moment, Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire.  The challenge Berlin had set himself was enormous: to capture the spirit of major holidays in popular song.  And the Christmas song had to be the best of all.  Nothing about Los Angeles, where he found himself, reminded him of the Christmases he'd known as a young boy back in New York City. The snow, the cold...
  • Bowie & Crosby - 'Peace on Earth / The Little Drummer Boy'

    12/23/2015 7:05:03 PM PST · by Bratch · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 19, 2010 | seussbaby
    ...a Christmas classic...  Bing Crosby had an annual Christmas TV special; this was recorded on 11 Sept. 1977 for the show which would be broadcast that year: 'Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas.' From wiki: The pair exchanged dialogue about what they do for Christmas before singing "Little Drummer Boy" with a new counterpoint with original lyrics written for the special, "Peace on Earth." Bowie's appearance has been described as a "surreal" event, undertaken at a time that he was "actively trying to normalise his career." He has since recalled that he only appeared on the show because "I just knew...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)

    12/18/2015 8:20:01 PM PST · by DemforBush · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    The unconventional Father Charles "Chuck" O'Malley (Bing Crosby) is assigned to St. Mary's parish, which includes a run-down inner-city school building on the verge of being condemned. O'Malley is to recommend whether or not the school should be closed and the children sent to another school with modern facilities... Co-starring Ingrid Bergman and Henry Travers.
  • 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 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...