Tag Archives: 40s

Dorothy

In this excerpt from his autobiography Have Tux, Will Tavel, ©1954, Bob Hope is discussing the successful Road To… movie series: When Bing (Crosby) and I are working out our lines for the next take, she (Dorothy Lamour) just stands there and listens. Once in a while she’ll say, “How about a line for me?” …

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If

“It will be important, if the Democratic party succumbs to Wall Street domination, to have a new party to let the people of the world know that those who believe in peace and understanding still have some means of expression… It would provide evidence that the United States has not gone completely imperialistic and psychopathic.”  …

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Hipster

This is from 1944!  Long before there was Bill Haily, Elvis Presley, or Jerry Lee Lewis, there was Harry “The Hipster” Gibson.  As you listen, keep in mind there is no bass or drums backing him up; this is just one man, playing his heart out on the piano. (Thanks to Bill Griffith for the …

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I’ll Get By

I was just in an Ink Spots frame of mind today.

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