That Note Was Given To Me By Bing Crosby… #socs

…and was he glad to get rid of it! From the 1944 movie Two Girls And A Sailor, with June Allyson, Gloria DeHaven, Van Johnson, and “Schnozzola,” Jimmy Durante. Harry James and His Orchestra provide the accompaniment.

I didn’t realize that Durante wrote the music for that song (Ben Ryan wrote the lyrics). The last scene of that movie always chokes me up: Durante’s character has a son in the Navy, and at the end, the son (Durante in a sailor’s uniform, the iconic “Cracker Jack” style) walks into the club, catches his father’s eye, and says “Dad!” Durante (also playing the father) says “Junior!” and the two of them hug. Obviously, they had a double in uniform… But think about the time (the latter days of World War II) and how parents went for months not knowing if their son was all right…

Well, that was the first thing I thought of when I heard the prompt was “ink.” I did write the story about learning to write with a fountain pen for my first A to Z Challenge in 2012, which you can see here.

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14 thoughts on “That Note Was Given To Me By Bing Crosby… #socs

    1. I remember his show in the Sixties, and I’m sure I watched it, but don’t remember it that much. He was on TV a lot during the Sixties, and the appearances sort of blend together in my mind. I remember the commercials he made for Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and Corn Flakes and Instant Bananas…

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        1. He loved kids, and I think it was mutual. I mean, the guy was a riot, and kids could relate to him. I mean, an older guy playing the piano, all of a sudden standing up and saying “STOP DA MUSIC!” is funny stuff, especially when you don’t know why. …

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