Bing on the Cover

A list of magazines on whose covers Bing Crosby appeared during his lifetime.

 

Collated by Jon Oye following on from his article Bing: An Up-Front Guy in BING magazine #146, summer 2007.

For Jon’s latest update on the subject, go to https://derbingle.blogspot.com/p/bing-crosby-magazine-covers.html

 

Key: Name of magazine (country of origin, if other than the U.S.) – issue date – description of cover illustration, if other than a solo photo of Bing. Sunday newspaper magazine supplements are indicated with (sup.).

 

245 Well-Known Songs – November 1949

bingbobjokes400 Songs to Remember – September 1939
1000 Jokes – Winter 1942 – with Bob Hope, in costume for Road to Morocco

    “       “     – Spring, 1950 – Bing and brother Bob, as babies in pen & ink cartoon carriage

ABC Weekly, The (Australia) – August 28, 1943

American Home – February 1956 – with son Lindsay at Hayden Lake, Idaho home

Antena (Argentina) – December 23, 1947

Best-Known Songs – 1943

Billboard – July 13, 1940

Bing Crosby Album – 1949 (A Dell publication, celebrating Bing’s life to date.)

Calling All Boys (comic book) – September 1947

Canadian Magazine, The (Canada) (sup.) – April 26, 1969

Chicago Tribune Picture Section, The (sup.) – May 30, 1948

Chez Nous (France) – September 11, 1952 – with son Lindsay

Cinelandia (Argentina) – November 1941

Cine Review (France) – September 7, 1945

     “        “           “       – ? 1946 – with Barry Fitzgerald, from Going My Way

     “        “           “       – ? 1954 – with Danny Kaye and Vera Ellen, from “Noel Blanc”

Cine Romance (Portugal) – 1955 – with Grace Kelly, still from The Country Girl

City of Destiny – Autumn 1939 – local Tacoma, Washington publication

Colecηγo Cinema (Portugal) – August 27, 1959 – colorized still from The Bells of St. Mary’s, with Ingrid Bergman

Collier’s – June 8, 1956 – inset of Bing with Frank Sinatra, from High Society

Colorama (Philadelphia Inquirer sup.) – March 21, 1954

Compact …for Young People – November 1953 – inset, Bing & Bob (still from Road to Bali):  “The Bing Crosby

            Bob Hope Feud …is it for Real?”

Disc (UK) – Dec. 1963 – Beatles cover w/ inset of Bing in ad for “Do You Hear What I Hear?”

Down Beat – December 15, 1939

     “       “    – May 19, 1950 – hamming it up on trumpet with Jimmy McPartland

     “       “    – July 30, 1952

     “       “    – September 22, 1954

     “       “    – August 22, 1956 – with Louis Armstrong, from High Society

Everybody’s (Australia) – January 24, 1962 – with son Harry

Family Circle, The – Sept. 24, 1937 – inset w/ Mary Carlisle, Martha Raye, Double or Nothing

     “         “     – September 9, 1938 – inset with Ellen Drew and banjo

     “         “     – July 14, 1939

     “         “     – August 22, 1940

     “         “     – September 20, 1940 – inset with Mary Martin, from Rhythm on the River

     “         “     – April 18, 1941 – with Hope and Lamour, still from Road to Zanzibar

     “         “     – November 6, 1942

     “         “     – November 26, 1942

Family Weekly (sup.) – December 15, 1957 – candid shot of Bing and Kathryn, dancing

Feature Films (comic book) – June 1950 – Riding High in comic book format

Field & Stream – November 1973

Film Complet (France) – June 21, 1949 – w/ Joan Caulfield, publicity shot for Welcome Stranger

Film Feature (UK) – 1947

Film Pictorial (UK) – April 7, 1934 – with Judith Allen, from Too Much Harmony

    “          “        – May 1935

    “          “        – March 6, 1937

    “          “        – October 9, 1937 – with Shirley Ross and Martha Raye, from Waikiki Wedding

    “          “        – December 18, 1937 

Filmski Zurnal (Yugoslavia) – August 2, 1940

Fore (Southern CA Golfing Assoc. publication) – spring 1969 – on links, surrounded by gallery

Funk und Film (Germany) – October 25, 1946

Game & Gossip – January 15, 1965 – illustration of Bing superimposed on golf ball

     “              “    – February 7, 1966 – graphic illustration of Bing golfing

     “              “    – January 1977 – Bing leaning on golf cart at the Pro-Am

Golf Digest – June 1953 – Bing & Bob

Golfer, The – April 1955 – with Frank Heffelfinger

Guideposts (an “inspirational magazine”, ed. By Norman Vincent Peale) – Nov. 1967 – family

Heroes All—Catholic Action Illustrated – October 4, 1946 – Roman Catholic schoolchildren’s  

  comic book, featuring the following cover story: American Legend—The Story of Bing Crosby

Images du Monde (France) – September 3, 1946

Inside – November 1955 – inset, with the caption, “Bing in 1930: Jail by Nite—Movies by Day”

Joe Palooka (comic book) – February 1950 – inset, with four sons, reading a Joe Palooka comic

Ladies’ Home Journal – May 1966 – the Crosby family

  “        “                       – April 1973 - Inset photo with Mary Frances

Latest Popular Radio Hit Songs – 1941 – Bing with Carolyn Lee from Birth of
the Blues

Legato – November 1952 – “The Magazine of the Home Organist” inset photo
from Just for You
Le Samedi (French Canadian) – August 1952

Leoplan (Argentina) – (?), 1956 – With Frank Sinatra, scene from High Society

Liberty – March 15, 1947 – painting, in Emperor Waltz costume, encircled by insets of four sons

Life – February 4, 1946 – Bing & Bob, onstage in Road to Utopia

  “    – October 7, 1946 – with Joan Caulfield on movie set

  “    – March 10, 1961 – with Maurice Chevalier, on the set of their TV special

Living (L.A. Examiner, pictorial sup.) – April 15, 1956 – at Hayden Lake, Idaho home

Look – July 6, 1937 – one of four inset photos, candid

   “     – December 23, 1947 – with Bob Hope, in Road to Rio costumes

   “     – January 17, 1950

Metronome1a   “     – January 13, 1953 – with Bob Hope, dancing the Highland Fling in publicity shot for Bali

   “     – March 22, 1955 – with Judy Garland

   “     – May 13, 1958 – with Kathryn

   “     – July 22, 1958 – with brother Bob Crosby

   “     – June 7, 1960 – with Kathryn, Harry, and Mary Frances

   “     – July 17, 1962 – with Kathryn, Harry, and Mary Frances

Love Novels – June 1934 – with Carole Lombard, from We’re Not Dressing

McCall’s – December 1976 – inset photo, in Santa hat, with Mary Frances

Melody – July 1935

Metronome – October 1944 – with Dinah Shore

    “               – November 1946 – with Fred Astaire, from Blue Skies

    “               – July 1948 – with Frank Sinatra

    “               – December 1950 – candid shot of Bing playing bongo drums!

Mon Film (France) – July 15, 1953 – with Jane Wyman, Just for You

         “          “         – March 11, 1954 – with Nicole Maurey, in scene from Little Boy Lost

Motorcyclist – October 1942 – Bing in a candid shot with a motorcycle enthusiast

Movie and Radio Guide – March 16-22, 1940 – w/ Bob, Dottie, Judith Barrett: Singapore stars

Movie Life – August 1947

Movie Life – (Yearbook) 1947 – one of three inset head shots, including Gene Kelly

Movie-Radio Guide – June 20-26, 1942 – in a recording studio, with son Lindsay

Movies – January 1935

Movie Story – June 1940

     “        “     – ? 1947 – inset, with Barry Fitzgerald, from Welcome Stranger

     “        “     – July 1948 – painting, with Joan Fontaine, from Emperor Waltz studio photo

     “        “     – April 1950 – with Colleen Gray, in Riding High

National Police Gazette, The – August 1953 – with Hope, wearing Pirates and Indians uniforms

National Song Review – dated “Late Summer” only; possibly 1941

News Review – May 18, 1940

Newsweek – Jan. 28, 1946 – seated in studio, sporting necktie, fedora, and work boots!

        “        – January 4, 1954 – Bing smiles into CBS TV camera lens

New York News (Sup.) – December 5, 1976

Over 245 Well Known Songs – November 1949

Parade (sup.) – March 6, 1949

        “            – June 16, 1957 – with Inger Stevens, in posed publicity shot for Man on Fire

        “            – September 17, 1961 – with Bob in The Road to Hong Kong 

        “             – March 21, 1971 – with Kathryn, Mary Frances, and Nathaniel, in Goldilocks garb

People (Australia) – August 13, 1952 – Bing, sans toupee

People – December 16, 1974 – with Kathryn, in hobo makeup for Xmas TV Special

bingphotoplayPhotoplay – March 1947

      “          – March 1949 – with four sons in background

Pictorial and TV Magazine (sup.) – May 13, 1962 – caricature with Bob Hope
and Edie Adams

Picturegoer (UK)   – October 28, 1944

      “          “           – January 17, 1948

      “          “           – April 1, 1950

      “          “           – November 29, 1952 – with Bob and Dottie, from Road to Bali

Picture Show (UK) – June 2, 1934 – with Marion Davies, from Going Hollywood

      “          “             – May 25, 1935 – with Kitty Carlisle, from Here Is My Heart

      “          “             – December 7, 1935 – with Mary Boland, from Two for Tonight

      “          “             – February 1, 1941 – with Mary Martin, from Here Is My Heart

      “          “             – August 23, 1941 – with Bob and Dottie, from Road to Zanzibar

      “          “             – August 29, 1942 – with Virginia Dale, from Holiday Inn

      “          “             – December 19, 1942 – with Bob and Dottie, from Road to Morocco

      “          “             – October 23, 1943 – with Marjorie Reynolds, from Dixie

      “          “             – December 23/30, 1950 – with Nancy Olsen, from Mr. Music

      “          “             – October 4, 1952 – with Jane Wyman, from Just for You

      “          “             – December 25, 1954 – with Kaye, Clooney, and Ellen, White Christmas

      “          “             – April 23, 1955 – with Grace Kelly, publicity pose for The Country Girl

      “          “             – December 22, 1956 – with Sinatra, Kelly, and Holm, from High Society            

Popular Song Hits – July 1935 – with Ethel Merman

Popular Songs – December 1934 – painting of grinning Bing in sailor suit

  “        “            – November 1949

Popular Songster, The – Spring 1935(?)

Quick (a pocket size weekly) – August 8, 1949

     “     – October 2, 1950 – with Bob Hope, wearing Pirates & Indians baseball uniforms

     “     – December 25, 1950

     “     – October 28, 1953 – with Nicole Maurey, from Little Boy Lost

Radio Album – summer 1948 

Radio and Television Best – September 1948 – Bing, plus smaller shot of him with four sons

Radio and TV Mirror – August 1950

Radio Guide – September 5, 1936 – painting of Bing in costume for Rhythm on the Range

Radio Hit Songs – 1941 – Bing, with Carolyn Lee, playing clarinet in Birth of the Blues

Radioland – October 1933 – painting of Bing at microphone against fiery red background

Radio Life – January 2, 1944 – Bing and Frank Sinatra

Radio Mirror – April 1934 – painting of Bing wearing Captain’s cap; U.S. flag as background

     “         “      – February 1935 – painting, wearing open-collar shirt, sky blue background

     “         “      – May 1936 – painting of smiling Bing on a black background

     “         “      – May 1938 – with Dixie, Gary, and the twins, in bathing suits

     “        “        – January 1939 – A photographic apparition of Bing, hovering above a radio, sings to a delighted baby!

Radio Row – May 1945

Radio Stars – June 1933 – painting of singing Bing (see back cover of Bing #145)

     “       “     – October 1934

     “       “     – June 1936 – painting of Bing against red background

Radio Stars Album - 1932

Real Life Comics (comic book) – January 1947

Record Guide (Australia) – November 1955

San Francisco – December 1974 – illustration of Bing and family, “The Road to Hillsborough”

Saturday Evening Post, The – February 14, 1953 – small inset, promoting Call Me Lucky

       “             “            “           – April 9, 1966 – Bing in makeup for Stagecoach

Screen Guide – December 1949 – Bing dressed as Santa, with four sons

Screen Romances – July 1934 – painting of Bing with Carole Lombard

     “             “        – August 1943 – Bing in Dixie costume

Screen Songs – March 1946

Screen Stories – October 1949 – with Ann Blyth; publicity shot for Top O’ the Morning

     “          “      – August 1952 – with Jane Wyman, in publicity photo from Just for You

Shadowplay – February 1935 – painting of Bing and Kitty Carlisle

Showmanship (UK) – April 1949 – studio shots promoting A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Sintonia (Argentina) – October 1934 – playing an accordion, from We’re Not Dressing

Song Hits – June 1937 – with Martha Raye & Shirley Ross, from Waikiki Wedding

    “      “    – October 1937

    “      “    – July 1939

    “      “    – April 1940

    “      “    – May 1941

    “      “    – November 1938

    “      “    – November 1941

    “      “    – November 1942

    “      “    – January 1944

    “      “    – February 1945 – with Betty Hutton, publicity shot from Here Come the Waves

    “      “    – June 1945

    “      “    – August 1945

    “      “    – March 1946 – with Dorothy Lamour, from Road to Utopia
    “      “    – June 1947

    “      “    – January 1949

    “      “    – May 1956

Song Hits Magazine Presents Christmas Songs – Winter 1970 – several inset photos of singers
    (Perry Como, Nat Cole, et al.), including a shot of Bing singing “live” on television

Song Master – November 1941

Song Parade – May 1941 – four individual photos of current stars, including Bing

Songs That Live Forever – Spring 1963 – Inset photo of Bing from Road to Bali

Southern Golfer, The – 1958 – posed photo of Bing teaching Kathryn golf swing

Sporting Weekly (Australia) – July 1943 – “Complete Life Story of Bing the Groaner”

Star Week (Toronto Star sup.) – April 11-18, 1970 – with Bernadette Peters in “Cooling It”

Sunday News (sup.) – March 11, 1945

     “          “               – February 15, 1948

Sun Spots (Local publication, Palm Desert, CA) – March 1958 – candid shot with Kathryn,

entering Shadow Mountain Club… caption reads, “The Mayor and First Lady”

Tele Scope (sup.) – September 28, 1959 – line drawing montage of Bing on set w/ TV camera, crew, etc.

Television (Canada) (sup.) – 1962

Television (sup.) – December 9-15, 1973 – with Mary Frances, on location for Christmas Special

Tempo (Australia) – June 1939 – “On the air” with John Scott Trotter

      “            “          – November 1940 – four photos from Road to Singapore

      “            “          – November 1944

      “            “          – September 1950

This Week (sup.) – July 3, 1945

    “       “              – October 15, 1950

Time – April 7, 1941 – charcoal drawing of Bing surrounded by admiring women

Tuney Tunes (Netherlands) – June 1951 – candid shot, with son Gary

     “         “               “           – June 1954 – with son Lindsay

TV and Amusement (sup.) – September 28, 1958 – with Patti Page, publicity for TV Special

TV and Radio Magazine (sup.) – March 4-10, 1956

TV Channels (sup.) – Feb. 9-15, 1964 – with Kathryn

  “         “                  – December 19-25, 1965

TV Digest (sup.) – Nov. 28–Dec. 4, 1964 – with TV sitcom “family” plus Frank McHugh

  “        “               – December 8-14, 1973 – separate photos of Bing and Perry Como

  “        “               – September 4-10, 1976 – caricature drawing, with Liza Minnelli

TV Graphic (sup.) – October 2, 1960 – caricature portrait of Bing

  “        “                   – August 4, 1963 – Bing on the golf course, holding banner that reads: “Beat Bing”  
bingTV63TV Guide – January 1-7, 1954

  “       “     – October 12-18, 1957 – inset, among several other celebrities

  “       “     – Dec. 14-20, 1963 – with Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Martin, and Kathryn

TV Magazine (sup.) – May 13-19, 1962 – caricature, with Bob Hope, hunting and fishing

  “          “                  – Dec. 13-19, 1970 – with family on the set of that year’s Christmas Special

  “          “                  – Dec. 12-18, 1971 – w/ Robert Goulet, Mary Costa; from Christmas Special

TV Prevue (sup.) – March 1-7, 1959 – pastel drawing of Bing

  “        “               – March 12-18, 1961 – w/ Maurice Chevalier, on set of their TV Special

  “        “               – December 10-16, 1961 – caricature of Bing piloting a gondola in Venice

TV Radio (sup.) – September 28-October 4, 1958 – pastel drawing

TV-Radio Life – March 10-16, 1956

  “        “            – December 1957 – with Frank Sinatra, in Happy Holidays with Bing & Frank

TV Roundup (sup.) – May 9-15, 1965 – with Diane Sherry, from The Bing Crosby Show

TV Screen – June 1951 – individual photos of Bing and Bob Hope

TV Times (sup.) – February 9-15, 1964 – with Kathryn

   “       “              – September 13-19, 1964 – inset with Beverly Garland; Bing
                                    Crosby Show

   “       “               – December 18, 1976 – with Kathryn

TV Times (UK) (sup.) – July 8-14, 1962 – Candid shot of Bing looking through binoculars

TV Week (sup.) – September 12-18, 1964 – with Carol Faylen, Diane Sherry; Bing Crosby Show

  “        “             – November 1-7, 1964

  “        “             – May 5, 1968 – shot from TV Special, with Peter Gennaro

  “        “             – December 14-20, 1969 – shot from TV Special, with Juliet Prowse

  “        “             – April 11-17, 1970 – Cooling It with Bernadette Peters

TV Weekly – November 3-9, 1963 – caricature of Bing as a magician

  “       “ (Sup.) – August 2-8, 1964

Varsity – June 1949 – Bing and Hope, wearing Pirates & Indians baseball uniforms

Weekend (UK) – Feb. 7-13, 1968 – Candid close-up of Bing, with Kathryn in background

Weekly Film News (UK) – September 10, 1949

     “          “         “             – March 4, 1950

Whack (comic book) – December 1953 – caricature/cartoon illustration                               

What’s On in London (UK) – December 14, 1945 – with Dottie and Bob, from Road to Utopia

Wrestling USA – August 1954 – with wrestler Gorgeous George