Television » BEST OF BING CROSBY SPECIALS - TIME LIFE » 18/9/2018 7:21 pm

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Couldn't they edit the introductions with a snip here and a snip there as they do in the later part of the show? Or too much like hard work.
That really comes down to 'false advertising'.

Television » BEST OF BING CROSBY SPECIALS - TIME LIFE » 16/9/2018 9:15 pm

Ron Field
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Just finished viewing disc 4 and disappointing it was too.
One show introduction showed and mention the Crosby boys (except Gary) were to appear. Well they didn't - it was left out - WHY???
Not a happy Bing fan. Wonder what else they have messed up.

Fan Interests » Remembering Bing » 11/9/2018 12:37 am

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Well, I'm presenting another Bing and Errol double but it is on Sunday 7th. October at the Morton Roxy.
The 14th. Was already booked for another event.
Anyway, we will be showing Errol Flynn's very first film - In Wake of the Bounty - from 1933. He plays the part of Fletcher Christian - the part played by Clark Gable in 1935.
Flynn was 23 and later that year he was in England appearing briefly in a couple of films and then in 1935 he was in Hollywood with Warner Brothers.
The Bing segment will be the six shorts he made for Mack Sennett.
So, jump on a jet plane or Greyhound Bus or train and come to Morton.
Just hope we have a successful day.

Television » BEST OF BING CROSBY SPECIALS - TIME LIFE » 07/9/2018 5:25 pm

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As mentioned in a previous notice The first DVD in the white cover kept pausing so wrote to T-L advising them of this.
In yesterday's mail the replacement came and it looks like they sent the complete White cover container. It is sealed in cellophane and haven't opened it yet.
And they never asked me to return the faulty DVD.

Television » BEST OF BING CROSBY SPECIALS - TIME LIFE » 28/8/2018 3:19 am

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Just started watching the set. Disc 1 kept freezing every couple of minutes before continuing on. Time-Life are sending me a new one.
Disc 2 was eagerly waiting to get to the Bing and Perry Como one. They sang Zing a little Zong' themselves and with 2 females.
Then we get to the 'medley' - Bing sang Rosie and Perry sang (forget now, a few hours ago). That was it. I thought they sang several songs in that part of the show.
Very disappointing.

Biography » REVIEW OF GARY GIDDINS' VOLUME 1 BY STEVE CERRA » 21/8/2018 6:47 pm

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Finally have placed my order with Amazon.
Expected delivery date between 5-8 November. Not paying for express delivery as a day or two more won't hurt after 10 years waiting.

Announcements » BING magazine » 19/8/2018 11:24 pm

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Magazine has arrived and I'm just about finished reading it.
As Malcolm stated - no obits this issue but Mary Carlisle  will have to wait for next issue.
And a reminder here - Sunday 7th. October at 2.00pm at the Roxy Theatre, Morton,WA (that is Washington State about 100 mile from Seattle and Portland) and not Western Australia I will be screening Errol Flynn's very first film - In Wake of the Bounty - playing Fletcher Christian, a role Clark Gable played a couple of years later. Errol was 23/24.
Also the six Bing Mack Sennett shorts. Admission $5.00.
So those in the west - come to Morton, go to the pictures Saturday night and see Bing on Sunday. Have good accommodation available too.

Biography » Gary Giddins - Volume Two » 19/8/2018 8:28 pm

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A review is always in the eye of the beholder.
When I was employed in the Theatre business a review would appear in 3 or 4 newspapers of the latest release of a film.
Sometimes one wondered if you were reading a review of the same film as they were so contrasting.
Best to skip the reviews as we will like one piece better than another and disagree with someone else.
Too bad it has taken so long.
Imagine the old serials at the movies - come back in 20 years to see what happened to The Lone Ranger, did Pauline really get run over by a train, etc

Television » BEST OF BING CROSBY SPECIALS - TIME LIFE » 19/8/2018 8:22 pm

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Strange how the postal system works/doesn't work.
Frans in The Netherlands and Jeremy in Cambridge have both received theirs.
Poor David in Australia will have to wait longer as the mail seems to be by snail mail.
Can take a letter a fortnight to reach me and when you think that a plane leaves Sydney and arrives Los Angeles about 4 hours earlier than when it left Sydney. Going the other way it is 2 days before one arrives, thus the long delay for David.
Hope the rest of you in the UK receive on Monday.

Television » BEST OF BING CROSBY SPECIALS - TIME LIFE » 19/8/2018 4:32 pm

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I put The Legendary Bing in computer. Very good images but I wasn't getting any sound even though speaker lights were on.
Will have to see my computer man next week.
Frans, Jeremy, Richard and Malcolm - guess you are all sleepy.

Television » BEST OF BING CROSBY SPECIALS - TIME LIFE » 13/8/2018 6:55 pm

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Have just mailed out the sets I purchased for some folks.

Television » BEST OF BING CROSBY SPECIALS - TIME LIFE » 12/8/2018 5:40 am

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DVD's arrived today but have to pick them up from the PO on Monday and redirect.

Others of Note » RIP: MARY CARLISLE » 07/8/2018 6:34 pm

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Thanks for posting Malcolm.
At least you did receive a response.
Interviews always receive an answer but it depends how the question is put to them and tone.
Same question from different people receive a different attitude response.
If there was a 'bad' feeling would Bing have had her in three films? After all Bing had a lot of input that the studio took notice of.
Perhaps the bloke talking to Mary didn't care much for Bing.

Television » BEST OF BING CROSBY SPECIALS - TIME LIFE » 07/8/2018 4:21 am

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DVD's heading west from Spokane.
They might get here earlier than next Saturday.
Guess they get into Seattle  then shuffle shuffle shuffle

Others of Note » RIP: MARY CARLISLE » 04/8/2018 7:31 pm

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Thinking that the Daily Telegraph may have got Mary mixed up with Kitty in their obit.
While Kitty said that Bing didn't talk to her much but he did show her a necklace he had bought for Dixie. Kitty also praised Bing for his singing and seemed to like him.
So, whoever wrote that obit in the Telegraph doesn't know what they are talking/writing about. No doubt those that don't care for Bing will find a bit more fuel to ad to their fire.

Others of Note » RIP: MARY CARLISLE » 03/8/2018 5:49 pm

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The report in the London Daily Telegraph states she didn't care a lot for Bing for a couple of different reasons.

Television » BEST OF BING CROSBY SPECIALS - TIME LIFE » 02/8/2018 10:59 pm

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Just checked Time-Life tracking and should arrive by 11th. August via Fed-ex.

Television » BEST OF BING CROSBY SPECIALS - TIME LIFE » 02/8/2018 5:20 am

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Both my orders have now been shipped. Just a matter of time now.

Television » BEST OF BING CROSBY SPECIALS - TIME LIFE » 01/8/2018 6:08 pm

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I placed two orders - one for 5 copies - being prepared for shipping; order for 1 has been shipped

Television » BEST OF BING CROSBY SPECIALS - TIME LIFE » 24/7/2018 9:31 pm

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Just received notice that they will ship next week.

Television » BEST OF BING CROSBY SPECIALS - TIME LIFE » 24/7/2018 7:46 pm

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Just checked their web and my order is on 'backlog'.
Still nothing on credit card.
Wonder if this means they have a lot of orders for this DVD or in general and may take another couple of weeks.

Television » BEST OF BING CROSBY SPECIALS - TIME LIFE » 24/7/2018 2:03 pm

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Just checked my credit card and still no charges for the set. 7.00am west coast time Tuesday

Television » BEST OF BING CROSBY SPECIALS - TIME LIFE » 23/7/2018 6:38 pm

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Scrolling thru the TV programmes coming up, on one station at midnight Saturday night the programme simply said 'Bing Crosby' for 30 minutes, so I clipped in to record it.
So, Sunday night I viewed the programme and it was a 30 minute promotional advertising Bing's Time-Life DVD set now available for 5 easy payments of $19.99 - 11 DVD's plus a special DVD and the book.
Now T-L cookies are popping up on this mini iPad advertising the Bing set.
I've ordered the $100.00 set.

Television » BEST OF BING CROSBY SPECIALS - TIME LIFE » 17/7/2018 9:03 pm

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Just received an e-M from Time-Life saying they will be taking orders as from Friday 20th. July.
Seems as though there is not much internal communication.
Anyway, Friday is the day.

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