Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, and Bob Hope for Road to Zanzibar (1941)

posted Jul 27 via/origin with 6 notes

When our Hatfield-McCoy routine became a byword with the public, we did nothing to derail it. We developed and expanded it and pitched in merrily to think of insults to hurl at each other. when we’re doing a radio show, Hope shows up at the studio with libelous comments about me pencilled on his script. He writes more during rehearsal. I do the same. We may even think up a few verbal barbs after the show goes on the air.

Hope’s very nimble at this sort of thing and I can only remember sticking him once, but I’m proud of that once, for I had him really blubbering. He had made some disparaging remark about my figure, and I said, “I just got a load of your rear when you walked away from the microphone, and you looked like a sack of cats going to the river.” He went dead for almost a minute. He thought up a rebuttal later, but in our league, if you don’t come up with a reply right away, it’s three strikes and sit down. 

— Call Me Lucky by Bing Crosby

posted Jul 24 with 17 notes

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Grace Kelly with Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby for the High Society

Maurice Chevalier and Bing Crosby on The Bing Crosby Show, 1961

posted Jul 21

Bing Crosby visiting Grace Kelly on the set of Rear Window, 1954

posted Jul 18 with 27 notes
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While I give to you and you give to me
True love, true love
So on and on it will always be
True love, true love

"I was the happiest and highest-paid straight woman in the business… I felt like a wonderful sandwich, a slice of white bread between two slices of ham." - Dorothy Lamour
"When our Hatfield-McCoy routine became a byword with the public, we did nothing to derail it. We developed and expanded it and pitched in merrily to think of insults to hurl at each other." - Bing Crosby
"Bing had a remarkable ability to double as a straight man or a comedian. He had a marvelous touch, with exquisite timing…the chemistry between us was perfect!" - Bob Hope
posted Jul 14 with 7 notes
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Natalie Wood and Bing Crosby on the set of Just for You (1952)

posted Jul 12 with 17 notes
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Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, and Bob Hope for Road to Singapore (1940)

posted Jul 11 with 7 notes
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