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The Resource Bing Crosby : a pocketful of dreams : the early years, 1903-1940, by Gary Giddins, (sound recording)

Bing Crosby : a pocketful of dreams : the early years, 1903-1940, by Gary Giddins, (sound recording)

Label
Bing Crosby : a pocketful of dreams : the early years, 1903-1940
Title
Bing Crosby
Title remainder
a pocketful of dreams : the early years, 1903-1940
Statement of responsibility
by Gary Giddins
Title variation
Bing Crosby
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From 1934 to 1954, Bing Crosby utterly dominated American entertainment. The number one movie star for five years in a row, he had more hit records than anyone in history. The rise of Bing Crosby was the rise of the American popular culture itself. In this biography, Gary Giddins takes us on the remarkable journey that brought a provincial young law student from Spokane to the pinnacle of the entertainment world. Giddins chronicles Crosby's rise from vaudeville, to Paul Whiteman's orchestra on to vast success in Hollywood, from his courtship of the beautiful and tragic Dixie Lee to his triumph as the sportsman who created the first celebrity pro-am golf tournament and helped build the Del Mar racetrack
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
INS
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Giddins, Gary
Dewey number
782.42164/092
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
ML420.C93
LC item number
G53 1980ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Edward Lewis
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May, Nadia
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  • Crosby, Bing
  • Singers
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Bing Crosby : a pocketful of dreams : the early years, 1903-1940, by Gary Giddins, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 sound disc (ca. 22 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780786194636
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Note
Set includes: 2 compact discs.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZM2845
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocm50202390
  • (OCoLC)50202390
System details
  • Compact discs, MP3 format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Bing Crosby : a pocketful of dreams : the early years, 1903-1940, by Gary Giddins, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 sound disc (ca. 22 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780786194636
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Note
Set includes: 2 compact discs.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZM2845
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocm50202390
  • (OCoLC)50202390
System details
  • Compact discs, MP3 format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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