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Some Crosby For Christmas

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No entertainer is more associated with Christmas than Bing Crosby, who introduced Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” in the 1942 movie Holiday Inn. His recording of the song remains the best-selling single of all time which, along with constant showings of the 1954 movie White Christmas, keeps the star in the public eye (and ear). His rendition of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” has even made its way onto Billboard’s Top 100 chart this month, currently resting at #71. A recent installment of PBS’ American Masters has reinforced interest in all things Bing. There is no shortage of new Crosby product, including a new DVD collection from Universal called Bing Crosby:...

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies—Movie Review

16 December 2014 5:46 PM, PST

We deserve a movie as good as this, having invested so many hours in the first two parts of Peter Jackson’s distended Hobbit trilogy. After a deadly beginning and a more tolerable followup, the final film delivers the goods. The movie opens with the fearsome, fire-breathing dragon Smaug wreaking havoc on Lake-town, and the action seldom flags in the more than two hours that follow. There are battle scenes galore: some battle scenes even have battle scenes within them! The final portion of the film features some of the most exciting hand-to-hand combat I’ve ever seen portrayed onscreen—on a crumbling stone bridge, a lake of ice about to crack open, and other perilous locations....

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New and Notable Books December—Part Two (2014)

15 December 2014 12:01 PM, PST

Herewith, another installment of my periodic book survey, derived from skimming or browsing the books at hand. They all pique my curiosity and I hope to read them cover-to-cover at my leisure. In the meantime, I’m happy to bring them to your attention, as so few specialty books are publicized in the mainstream media. Any one of these would make a suitable Chanukah or Christmas gift—even for yourself. Marc Davis: Walt Disney’S Renaissance Man (Disney Editions) Walt Disney wasn’t known for paying compliments, but he once said of Marc Davis, “Marc can do story, he can do character, he can design shows for me. All I have to do is tell him what I want and it’s there! He’s my...

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