Tagged With: Bing Crosby

Abbott, Costello, Fibber, Philco and Sinatra: Do You Do Old Time Radio?

I almost didn’t post this planned topic today, what with the NSA stuff over on TEMPEST that Wired has (found out via /.)…I really wanted to do a post on that, considering my previous stuff with the ENORMOZ VENONA escapade as well as the No Whiskey, No Tires, No Gas posts….but OTR won out. (1) … Continue reading »

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It’s a Command Performance!

Besides keeping the troops in beans and bullets during World War II, the government realized that entertainment would go a long way in improving morale. Helping to fit these needs, Command Performance offered a great opportunity both for the entertainment of the troops as well as for the Hollywood stars to get a “captive” audience. … Continue reading »

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The Show Isn’t Live! Der Bingle, Ampex, and the Third Reich!

I was listening to some OTR today, one of the Bing Crosby shows, I believe it was the Kraft Music Hall, and suddenly started thinking about radio in general and how it went from being live to being taped. Did you know Bing Crosby was instrumental in this technology? (1) While most folks know of … Continue reading »

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