Tag Archives: Bing Crosby

“Blowin’ the Bazoo” in Bel-Air with Bob “Bazooka” Burns

Renowned for his homespun philosophy and amusing anecdotes about a cadre of fictional relatives from his home town of Van Buren, Arkansas, Bob Burns was a popular¬† presence on both radio and in films throughout the 1930’s and 1940’s. his … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Mansions Past – A Prehistory of Aaron & Candy Spelling’s Mammoth “Manor”

Over the last few years a virtual river of virtual ink has been spilled over the sale, or lack thereof, of the gargantuan “Manor” of the late Aaron Spelling and his wife Candy in Holmby¬†Hills, which continues to languish on … Continue reading

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White Hot Christmas – The Bing Crosby Estate Fire

It was exactly 68 years ago tonight that Bing Crosby’s elegant Toluca Lake mansion at 10500 Camarillo Street was virtually destroyed by fire. The culprit was none other than the family Christmas tree, which, as anyone who has had a … Continue reading

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