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To Kidnap Bing Crosby's Bride
     

To Kidnap Bing Crosby's Bride

by Vance H. Trimble
 

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Texas beauty Kathryn Grandstaff went to Paramount as a starlet and caught Bing Crosby's amorous quick eye. She was 20, he 51. With wife Dixie Lee dead two years, Bing nailed Grace Kelly and other co-stars, but looked for more young conquests. He set a date to marry Kathryn. That triggered kidnap plotting by Houston?s underworld, which would strike when Kathryn came to

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Texas beauty Kathryn Grandstaff went to Paramount as a starlet and caught Bing Crosby's amorous quick eye. She was 20, he 51. With wife Dixie Lee dead two years, Bing nailed Grace Kelly and other co-stars, but looked for more young conquests. He set a date to marry Kathryn. That triggered kidnap plotting by Houston?s underworld, which would strike when Kathryn came to show homefolks her big catch. But Bing dwadled two years, jilting Kathryn four times! That killed Houston kidnap schemes. But two dangerous felons prowled Hollywood streets to snatch the starlet Bing had finally married (with a $6 ring). They were trying to grab and chain her?now pregnant--in a filthy slum bathroom and ask $100,000 ransom. The book is built around the intimate details of the Bing-Kathryn love story, and the explosion of the one real kidnap attempt?those parts all brutally true.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781478299790
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/07/2012
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Vance Trimble, born in Arkansas in 1913, worked 47 years as newspaper reporter or editor in Oklahoma, Texas, Kentucky, and Washington, D. C.
As news editor of Scripps-Howard's bureau in Washington, he won the 1960 Pulitzer Prize (plus two others) for national reporting for his exposé of Congressional nepotism and payroll abuse.
He authored 13 hardcover books, mainly biographies of such as Sam Walton, FedEx's Fred Smith, baseball commissioner "Happy" Chandler, publisher E.W. Scripps, as well as a history of hyperbaric medicine. In 2011 he began converting some books to Kindle and Nook of which this is the sixth.

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