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Bing Crosby: The Television Specials Vol 1


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  • Actors: Bing Crosby
  • Directors: na
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Infinity Entertainment/Hepcat
  • DVD Release Date: May 25, 2010
  • Run Time: 245 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003E697LA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #133,405 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

From 1954 to 1977, beloved crooner Bing Crosby starred in 30 eagerly anticipated, highly rated television specials. Often the highlight of the entire season, the programs showcased him in the company of the top stars of the day. Included in this premiere, two-disc collection are Bing's debut special from January 3, 1954, featuring Jack Benny; the landmark September 29, 1959 show for Oldsmobile, with Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong; the May 14, 1962 special, with Road comedies co-star Bob Hope, Edie Adams, Gary Crosby and the Smothers Brothers; and the April 13, 1970 show, Cooling It, with Dean Martin, Bernadette Peters and Flip Wilson. These treasured programs have been meticulously restored from the original film and videotape sources, and are presented with all the original performances intact.

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A great set with sharp images and great shows.
One Flap Down
Like the Christmas set, this two-DVD collection features four of Bing's TV specials - two per disc - with bonus material on each DVD.
steve_manassas
We are reminded here that Flip Wilson was a very talented monologist.
Vincent T. Lynch

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Vincent T. Lynch on September 13, 2010
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This is classic television, and well worth your time and money. On disc 1 a special treat is from a Christophers (Catholic) television program, where Bing is joined by Bob Hope, Phil Harris, and the renown golfer Ben Hogan, who talks about his nearly fatal traffic accident and his comeback in golfing circles. It's quite inspiring, though Hope is sometimes a bit inappropriately funny. Bing sings "One Little Candle", and notes that it's really Perry Como's tune. "The Bing Crosby Show" (1954) is in unusually pristine condition in terms of audio and picture. It was Crosby's first television special, and only 30 minutes in length. Bing is in fine voice, particularly for "It Had To Be You", with Buddy Cole at the piano. A surprising number was "Changing Partners", a hit for Patti Page. Interesting that Bing was lip-syncing on at least some of the numbers. Jack Benny provides the comedy, with his "girlfriend" Sheree North, and Benny is at his best here. The 1959 Crosby special is very interesting. During the opening number, which was certainly not the highlight of the show, I sat there thinking - wow...Crosby, Sinatra, Peggy Lee, and Louis Armstrong! You don't see television like that very often. Bing's opening number was swinging and he was in fine voice, and interestingly the excellent musical arrangements were by Axel Stordahl, who had been so influential in Sinatra's early career. Sinatra's solo was moody, Lee's typically wonderful. Sinatra and Bing chat for a while, and it's comfortable and clever. The piano medley with the three singers is quite striking, although there are some microphone limitations. Armstrong performs a classic rendition of "Mack The Knife". There's a unique dance number and Bing and Peggy do a song all based on the beatnik culture.Read more ›
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Karen Katz on July 4, 2010
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The picture quality is excellent and we enjoy seeing these old programs and seeing performances by great musicians who are no longer with us.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By One Flap Down on June 11, 2010
A great set with sharp images and great shows. Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and more!
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When I saw this DVD it was a might to purchase.
And after Grandma viewed the DVD I knew I had to get Vol. 2 for her.
So fun to rewatch the old television specials.
You won't be disappointed.
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By Beatles Examiner Steve on January 27, 2014
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There's nothing like Bing singing and this is just great stuff. Quality is superb and the performances are spectacular. Well worth getting.
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