My friend since 1970, Bob DeFlores had a special love for vintage music and Bing Crosby. He collected rare Crosby films and was privileged to visit Bing in 1977 six months before Bing's untimely death. Years later this meeting led to an association with Kathryn Crosby and several trips through Bing's basement film and audio collection to help evaluate and preserve other rare films.
|A message to sailors in "Road to Home"|
|"The Fifth Freedom"|
About four years ago I arbitrarily stopped selling the films because we had reached all the Crosby fans and Bing Crosby Enterprises was starting to produce their own music and film projects. Be sure to visit their official website. However, since I now sell on Amazon.com where you can buy it now, I thought I would reissue our first release to see if Bing and Bob fans might find it there. All of the films are in the public domain, they have not been chosen by Bing's estate for DVD release and many are still quite rare. I added three clips as noted in the list below.
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1954 Academy Awards Show (1954) Bing Crosby comes to the dais to help Bob Hope hand out music Oscars. (Newly added to this video release.)
These films are highly entertaining today. The following clip from "You Can Change the World" shows Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Father Keller and Bob Hope's phoned in contribution.
You can purchase On the Road with Bing and Bob directly from Festival Films right here!
Visit my websites at Festival Films and Lost and Rare.