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Going my way : Bing Crosby and American culture

Author: Ruth Prigozy; Walter Raubicheck
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: Going My Way: Bing Crosby and American Culture is the first serious study of the singer/actor's art and of his centrality to the history of twentieth-century popular music, film, and the entertainment industry. The volume uses a wide range of scholarly and cultural perspectives to explore Crosby's unique and lasting achievements. It also includes tributes and reminiscences from Bing's widow Kathryn, his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Bing Crosby; Bing Crosby; Bing Crosby
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Prigozy; Walter Raubicheck
ISBN: 9781580462617 1580462618
OCLC Number: 159822326
Description: xxiii, 202 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations --
Foreword / Michael Feinstein --
Preface / Ruth Prigozy and Walter Raubicheck --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Bing Crosby-nothing is what it seems / Gary Giddins --
Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives On Crosby --
1: Analogies of ignorance in Going my way / David E White --
2: Going my way?: Crosby and Catholicism on the road to America / Eric Michael Mazur --
3: Saint Bing: apatheia, masculine desire, and the films of Bing Crosby / Elaine Anderson Phillips --
4: Bing on a binge: casting-against-type in The country girl / Linda A Robinson --
Part 2: Cultural Perspectives On Crosby --
5: Bing Crosby: rock 'n' roll godfather / John Mark Dempsey --
6: American archetypes : how Crosby and Hope became Hollywood's greatest comedy team / Walter Raubicheck --
7: Crosby at Paramount: from crooner to actor / Bernard F Dick --
8: Bing Crosby, Walt Disney, and Ichabod Crane / M Thomas Inge --
9: Couple of song and dance men: Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire / Jeanne Fuchs --
10: Rivalries: the mutual mentoring of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra / Samuel L Chell --
11: From crooner to American icon: caricatures of Bing Crosby in American cartoons from the 1930s to the 1950s / Stephen C Shafer --
Part 3: Historical Perspectives On Crosby --
12: Not just "the crooner": Bing Crosby's research and business endeavors in World War II / Deborah Dolan --
Bing's entertainment and war bond sales activities during World War II / Malcolm Macfarlane --
14: Bing Crosby's magnetic tape revolution / Martin McQuade and Pete Hammar --
15: Bing Crosby fan clubs / F B (Wig) Wiggins --
Conclusion: Bing Crosby-architect of twentieth-century style / Will Friedwald --
Personal comments --
Sing, Bing, sing / Kathryn Crosby --
Thoughts on relationships: father, son, grandson / Steven Crosby --
Real Bing Crosby / Ken Barnes --
Selected bibliography --
List of contributors --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Ruth Prigozy and Walter Raubicheck.
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Uses a wide range of scholarly and cultural perspectives to explore Crosby's unique and lasting achievements. This work also includes tributes and reminiscences from Bing's widow Kathryn, his  Read more...

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