The Road to Hollywood (1947)

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Film director Bud Pollard appears on screen to tell us of Bing Crosby's rise to fame, using scenes from four early Crosby shorts to illustrate his fictional biography.


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Directors:

Bud Pollard , Del Lord , Leslie Pearce , Mack Sennett

Writers:

John E. Gordon (adaptation), Harry McCoy (material), Earle Rodney (material), John A. Waldron (material)

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24 March 2007 | bkoganbing
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| Early And I Mean Early Bing Crosby
The Road to Hollywood is a compilation of bits and songs from the Mack Sennett shorts that Bing Crosby appeared in during the time he was between the Paul Whiteman band and his first feature film starring role in The Big Broadcast.

Probably in 1947 Bing Crosby was at the high point of his career. At that time he was number one in films, in record sales, and on the radio and no one has ever duplicated that success, albeit even with radio's successor television. He was probably the best known entertainer in the world at that time, it's first truly international star.

There are some Crosby fans who consider his early work during the days of his crooning rivalry with Rudy Vallee and Russ Columbo to be his best and one can make an argument for it.

If you feel that way, here is a great opportunity to see some Crosby performances of early solo hits he had like I Surrender Dear, Just One More Chance, Out of Nowhere, etc. In fact it was when William Paley heard Bing's record of I Surrender Dear that he made up his mind to sign him for a 15 minute radio show on CBS. The rest is history.

For Crosby fans, a must.

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Soundtracks

(To Whisper) Dear, I Love You
Written by
Mort Harris (uncredited) and Ted Snyder (uncredited)
Performed by Bing Crosby

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Genres

Biography | Comedy | Musical

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