BING155.jpgThe summer 2010 issue of BING magazine is now available and highlights one of the most exciting times for Crosby fans for many years. First the Mosaic set, then the Collectors’ Choice issues, the TV show and the DVD containing four of Bing’s TV shows plus some extras too! Wonderful! This is very much like the halcyon days of Crosbyana and it is a long time since Keeping Track had so much listed. And we are told that there is more to come later in the year, perhaps with a Christmas theme.

There was similar excitement when Bing started out on the comeback trail in 1974 and we have unearthed several articles for your pleasure describing what was happening then. Apart from in-depth reviews of the new releases, Richard Baker takes a long look at the Longines set issued in the 1960s, Greg Van Beek has discovered a hitherto unknown Bing film appearance and Carolyn Schneider outlines her busy schedule in Nevada.

Ever reliable Keith Parkinson continues his Celluloid Crosby series with a look at one of Bing’s busiest days in the film studios and his A-Z of Bing’s Movies keeps on rolling along like the well-known river. There is a lot to report in Bing on the Box, Gord Atkinson tells us about a meeting with Donald O’Connor and we say goodbye to Lena Horne in our obituaries section. We report on developments in legal cases concerning the Crosby estate and there is disappointing news about Bing Crosby’s Restaurant in Rancho Mirage. Jon Oye has uncovered yet more magazines featuring Bing on their front cover, Martin McQuade tells us about Bing’s placings in the Laurel awards and there’s much more that will appeal to a Crosby admirer too.

 

         

 

Order your copy of the magazine now by calling Wig Wiggins on (703) 241-5608 or by e-mailing the Editor.

 

 

 

 

 

Page last updated: July 15, 2010