This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!
Number of Times Seen – 1 (17 Aug 2020)
Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the storied career of Bing Crosby and how he juggled family and work over the years.
Bottom Line – Fascinating look at the life and career of Crosby who was such a very talented performer and was able to work in just about any or every media possible. The film gives us so much insight into his life and work and the interviews with comedic colleagues along with modern comedians, actors and behind the scenes crewmen give us so much insight into who this man truly was. The clips shown are so enjoyable to watch especially the ones that paired Crosby together with Bob Hope.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Crosby influenced the development of the postwar recording industry. After seeing a demonstration of a German broadcast quality reel-to-reel tape recorder brought to America by John T. Mullin, he invested $50,000 in a California electronics company called Ampex to build copies. He then convinced ABC to allow him to tape his shows. He became the first performer to pre-record his radio shows and master his commercial recordings onto magnetic tape. (From Wikipedia)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)
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