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Bing Crosby

Author : Gary Giddins
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 736 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2018-10-30
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780316412353

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Bing Crosby by Gary Giddins Pdf

"The best thing to happen to Bing Crosby since Bob Hope," (WSJ) Gary Giddins presents the second volume of his masterful multi-part biography. Bing Crosby dominated American popular culture in a way that few artists ever have. From the dizzy era of Prohibition through the dark days of the Second World War, he was a desperate nation's most beloved entertainer. But he was more than just a charismatic crooner: Bing Crosby redefined the very foundations of modern music, from the way it was recorded to the way it was orchestrated and performed. In this much-anticipated follow-up to the universally acclaimed first volume, NBCC Winner and preeminent cultural critic Gary Giddins now focuses on Crosby's most memorable period, the war years and the origin story of White Christmas. Set against the backdrop of a Europe on the brink of collapse, this groundbreaking work traces Crosby's skyrocketing career as he fully inhabits a new era of American entertainment and culture. While he would go on to reshape both popular music and cinema more comprehensively than any other artist, Crosby's legacy would be forever intertwined with his impact on the home front, a unifying voice for a nation at war. Over a decade in the making and drawing on hundreds of interviews and unprecedented access to numerous archives, Giddins brings Bing Crosby, his work, and his world to vivid life -- firmly reclaiming Crosby's central role in American cultural history.

Bing Crosby

Author : Gary Giddins
Publisher : Back Bay Books
Page : 768 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2009-11-29
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780316091565

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Bing Crosby by Gary Giddins Pdf

From Bing Crosby's early days in college minstrel shows and vaudeville, to his first hit recordings, from his 11 year triumph as star of America's most popular radio show, to his first success in Hollywood, Gary Giddins provides a detailed study of the rise of this American star.

Bing Crosby

Author : Richard Grudens
Publisher : celebrity profiles publilshing
Page : 276 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1575792486

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Bing Crosby by Richard Grudens Pdf

Here is the quintessential Bing Crosby tribute from the pen of author and music historian, Richard Grudens, documenting the story of Crosby's colourful life, family, radio and television shows, and films; the amazing success story of a career that pioneered popular music spanning generations and inspiring many followers: Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Jerry Vale, Dean Martin, Eddie Fisher, Pat Boone, Elvis Presley and Billy Eckstine, all of whom acknowledge their debt right between the covers of this book. An inspirational introduction by his lovely wife, Kathryn Grant Crosby, is followed by endearing, anecdotal accounts of those ubiquitous 'Road' films with Bob Hope, and detailed personal testimonials from show business icons in their own words. A 'must read' for Crosby fans, collectors, admirers, music lovers, and everyone who cherishes the music and anecdotes of the players involved in the Golden Age of Popular Music.

Bing Crosby's Last Song

Author : Lester Goran
Publisher : Picador
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2015-03-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781466892392

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Bing Crosby's Last Song by Lester Goran Pdf

A novel by the author of The New York Times Notable Book, Tales from the Irish Club It is June 1968: Robert Kennedy has just been murdered, the streets are simmering with discontent, and the Irish community of Oakland Park in Pittsburgh is being swept away by change. Daly Racklin becomes the reluctant leader of a dying neighborhood, culture, and people. He is at once a man torn by his father's omnipotent shadow and the struggles of his own heart, and as his elevated position brings him from one home to another he increasingly discovers the importance of what he sees disappearing. Bing Crosby's Last Song is a hilarious, touching, heartwrenching story of survival and love, a community's demise and a wanderer's rebirth. Full of barroom lore, hard-bitten wisdom, wry humor, and faith tempered by skepticism, this novel will delight readers of William Kennedy and Frank McCourt.

Going My Own Way

Author : Gary Crosby,Ross Firestone
Publisher : Fawcett
Page : 316 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 1984-04-12
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0449205444

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Going My Own Way by Gary Crosby,Ross Firestone Pdf

Going My Way

Author : Ruth Prigozy,Walter Raubicheck
Publisher : University Rochester Press
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1580462618

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Going My Way by Ruth Prigozy,Walter Raubicheck Pdf

A study of the singer/actor's art and of his centrality to the history of twentieth-century music, film, and the entertainment industry. It uses a range of perspectives to explore Crosby's achievements. It also includes tributes and reminiscences and explores his accomplishments as an actor, businessman, and radio and television performer.

Call Me Lucky

Author : Bing Crosby
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 1954
Category : Motion picture actors and actresses
ISBN : OCLC:3342775

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Call Me Lucky by Bing Crosby Pdf

Bing Crosby

Author : Laurence J. Zwisohn
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 156 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 1978
Category : Singers
ISBN : UCSD:31822011005535

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Bing Crosby by Laurence J. Zwisohn Pdf

Call Me Lucky

Author : Bing Crosby,Pete Martin
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Page : 360 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2001-11-29
Category : Music
ISBN : 0306810875

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Call Me Lucky by Bing Crosby,Pete Martin Pdf

Reissued to coincide with the paperback publication of the definitive Bing biography by Gary Giddins, here is "a collection of anecdotes and reminiscences that is as warm and witty as any Crosby performance. [Bing] could have surely become a full-time writer had his schedule not been taken up with being one of the great entertainers of the century." -Will Friedwald

Bing

Author : Charles Thompson
Publisher : David McKay Company
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 1976
Category : Actors
ISBN : PSU:000029100828

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Bing by Charles Thompson Pdf

Focus On: 100 Most Popular Vaudeville Performers

Author : Wikipedia contributors
Publisher : e-artnow sro
Page : 1976 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2024-04-19
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Focus On: 100 Most Popular Vaudeville Performers by Wikipedia contributors Pdf

Billboard

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 152 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 1949-04-16
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Billboard by Anonim Pdf

In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

The Ringer

Author : Bill Scheft
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 258 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2009-10-13
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780061882135

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The Ringer by Bill Scheft Pdf

Morton Martin Spell -- a once-brilliant, now-infirm seventy-five-year-old writer -- is sliding into delirium. He thinks Mount Sinai Hospital is an exclusive golf course and his catheter is a gym bag. His only link to reality is his thirty-five-year-old nephew, who makes his living as a hired gun for thirteen softball teams and still goes by the name College Boy. But College Boy's body has begun to betray him -- almost as much as his lack of ambition. (His only legitimate paycheck comes from a gig as a laugher on a morning radio show.) Not only that, the Dirt King, a small-time gangster who controls all the replacement soil in Central Park, is after College Boy. As their lives collide, College Boy takes refuge in the arms of Sheila -- his uncle's cleaning woman and a part-time call girl. And then it gets weird.

My Life with Bing

Author : Kathryn Crosby
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 351 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 1983
Category : Motion picture actors and actresses
ISBN : 0704323796

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My Life with Bing by Kathryn Crosby Pdf

The old crooner talked, rather than sang and got away with it.

The Christmas Encyclopedia, 4th ed.

Author : William D. Crump
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 632 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2022-12-22
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781476647593

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The Christmas Encyclopedia, 4th ed. by William D. Crump Pdf

From the manger of Jesus Christ to the 21st century, this encyclopedia explores more than 2,000 years of Christmas past and present through 966 entries packed with a wide variety of historical and pop-culture subjects. Entries detail customs and traditions from around the world as well as classic Christmas movies, TV series/specials and animated cartoons. Arranged alphabetically by entry name, the book includes the historical background of popular sacred and secular songs as well as accounts of beloved literary works with Christmas themes from such noted authors as Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Andersen, Pearl Buck, Henry Van Dyke and others. All things Christmas are available here in one comprehensive volume.