Bing Crosby: Television Specials 1

Overview

In addition to his early-1960s sitcom The Bing Crosby Show, iconic crooner Crosby hosted a series of 30 beloved television specials for well over 20 years, from 1954 until his death in 1977. The programs utilized a variety show format and brought in a plethora of Bing's celebrity friends for many evenings of all-star entertainment. This set features several of those specials, presented here as they originally aired, and restored from the original archival materials. The line-up includes: Bing's debut special from...
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Overview

In addition to his early-1960s sitcom The Bing Crosby Show, iconic crooner Crosby hosted a series of 30 beloved television specials for well over 20 years, from 1954 until his death in 1977. The programs utilized a variety show format and brought in a plethora of Bing's celebrity friends for many evenings of all-star entertainment. This set features several of those specials, presented here as they originally aired, and restored from the original archival materials. The line-up includes: Bing's debut special from January 1954, with Jack Benny as a special guest; a September 1959 show, sponsored by { @Oldsmobile, with guests including Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Peggy Lee; the May 1962 special, with Edie Adams, Road films co-star Bob Hope, The Smothers Brothers and Bing's son, Gary Crosby; and the April 1970 show (entitled "Cooling It," with Flip Wilson, Dean Martin and Bernadette Peters. The collection also offers a plethora of bonus featurettes including Bing's first color TV appearance (with Jimmy Demaret, in 1954); a 1962 televised interview with Bing, broadcast from Hawaii; a 1964 commercial for Thermo-Fax copiers, starring Bing; and the 1952 inspirational film Faith, Hope and Hogan, starring Crosby, Bob Hope and Phil Harris and originally aired as an episode of the television series The Christophers.
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Special Features

The 1952 inspirational film faith, hope and hogan, featuring Bing, Bob Hope, Phil Harris and golfer Ben Hogan, from the christophers television series; Bing's first color television appearance from 1954 with golfer Jimmy Demaret; A rare 1962 local tv interview from Hawaii; A 1964 commercial for the thermo-fax copier; A recently discovered 1967 Australian tv interview
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/25/2010
  • UPC: 617742220698
  • Source: Infinity Ent
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 4:05:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 32,991

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bing Crosby: The Television Specials, Vol. 1
2. Y'All Come [2:51]
3. It Had to Be You [2:56]
5. Changing Partners [1:40]
7. I Love Paris [2:50]
1. I'm Glad We're Not Young Anymore (Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Louis Armstrong) [2:26]
4. Looking at the World Through Rose-Colored Glasses (Bing Crosby) [2:29]
5. Willow Weep For Me (Frank Sinatra) [3:20]
6. Baubles, Bangles, and Beads (Peggy Lee) [3:23]
8. I Love a Piano (Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra) [1:21]
9. Lullaby of Birdland (Peggy Lee) [1:44]
10. The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else) (Frank Sinatra) [1:48]
11. Where the Blue Night (Meets the Gold of the Day)(Bing Crosby) [1:28]
13. Mack the Knife (Louis Armstrong) [2:34]
15. Too Neat to Be a Beatnik (Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee) [2:43]
16. Basin Street Blues (Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong) [2:43]
17. Everybody Loves My Baby (Bing Crosby) [1:00]
18. Lazybones (Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong) [2:43]
19. Them There Eyes (Louis Armstrong) [1:08]
20. Some of These Days (Peggy Lee) [1:38]
21. If I Could Be With You (Frank Sinatra) [:40]
22. (Up a) Lazy River (Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee) [:42]
23. (We're Gonna Be In) High Society (Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee) [:54]
24. Sleepy Time Down South (Louis Armstrong) [1:50]
25. Now You Has Jazz (Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Louis Armstrong) [2:06]
Disc #2 -- Bing Crosby: The Television Specials, Vol. 1
2. America (Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Edie Adams, Gary Crosby) [3:43]
4. The Road Medley (Bing Crosby, Bob Hope) You Lucky People, You/Moonlight Becomes You/(We're Off on the Road) Road to Morocco/Personality/But Beautiful [:48]
9. Team Work (Bing Crosby, Bob Hope) [1:48]
11. I Need Some Night Life (Edie Adams) [2:12]
13. Loads of Love (Edie Adams) [5:06]
14. Let's Not Be Sensible (Bing Crosby) [2:43]
15. I Got Rhythm (Pete Fountain) [2:47]
16. Play a Simple Melody (Bing Crosby, Gary Crosby) [2:21]
19. I Fell In a Vat of Chocolate (The Smothers Brothers) [2:48]
20. Zing a Little Zong (Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Edie Adams, Gary Crosby) [5:25]
1. Cooling It (Bing Crosby) [4:08]
4. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head (Bing Crosby) [3:01]
5. Self Improvement (Bernadette Peters) [6:25]
7. Turn Around (Bing Crosby, Bernadette Peters) [1:37]
9. The Leisure Medley (Bing Crosby, Dean Martin) Breezin' Along With the Breeze/Give Me the Simple Life/Bidin' My Time/Lazy Day/Gone Fishin'/(Up A) Lazy River/Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) [1:34]
17. New World Coming (Bing Crosby) [2:47]
18. Cooling It (Reprise)(Bing Crosby) [2:11]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Bing Crosby: The Television Specials, Vol. 1
   Play All
   The Bing Crosby Show (January 3, 1954)
   The Bing Crosby Show (September 29, 1959)
   Song Selections
      The Bing Crosby Show: January 3, 1954
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      The Bing Crosby Show: September 29, 1959
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   Bonus Features
      The Christophers: Faith, Hope and Hogan (Spring 1952)
      The Jimmy Demaret Show Interview (Spring 1954)
      KGMB-TV Honolulu Airport Interview (July 19, 1962)
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Disc #2 -- Bing Crosby: The Television Specials, Vol. 1
   Play All
   The Bing Crosby Show (May 14, 1962)
   Bing Crosby: Cooling It (April 13, 1970)
   Song Selections
      The Bing Crosby Show: May 14, 1962
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      Bing Crosby: Cooling It-April 13, 1970
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   Bonus Features
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      Thermo-Fax Commercial (January 1964)
      Girl Talk (May 19, 1967)
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