Posts tagged: Bing Crosby
You know, in a ranking of great movie characters over the years.
You wouldn't have to stand this close the whole time.
You could go as Father Chuck.
Some people are scared of this breed, but I've always found them to be pretty reasonable. Don't try anything funny and there's usually no trouble.
I had an elderly neighbor whose shep would jump over the fence while his owner was away. But this dog always let me return him to his yard without incident.
According to the details provided by the site credited below, this picture is from August of 1944, a few months before the band leader disappeared in bad weather over the English Channel.
Of course, he couldn't have known. But Bing almost looks as if he's already worried about the gentleman who gave us “Moonlight Serenade” and “In the Mood.”
“Hey, you look good in that. Is that a Father Chuck hat?”
“Yes. Yes, it is.”
Nice work, if you can get it.
One of the angriest calls I have ever gotten came in response to my suggestion years ago that not everyone looks great in a cowboy hat. The reader was experiencing volcanic rage. Really amazing.
But I stand by my statement.
What would the text say?
What does Bing Crosby's ability to portray a priest who overcomes obstacles to succeed in 1940s New York City suggest about Spokane residents' capability of making it on a larger stage?
A) Not a thing. B) I know Bing grew up here, but wasn't Father Chuck O'Malley supposed to be from St. Louis? C) It says that if you can make it here, well, you know. D) Using Mr. Crosby's experience in show business as a basis for generalized real-life expectations would be extremely naive. E) It suggests that anything's possible. F) There are parts of New York that I would advise Spokane residents not to invade. G) Other.
This was 1954. So was that Bing weighing in early on rock and roll?
A reader observed that the young woman in the photo looks like Charlize Theron. And I have to agree.
Maybe it is her and she is a witch who does not age.