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This is a Bing Crosby story that reveals the real Bing, with all his faults and foibles. A story that has emerged through 36 years of research by his Nephew and Godson, Chris Crosby, as he explored the archives and interviewed at length, the friends and family and stars who knew Bing the best. These stories were only revealed to Chris because he was family, and he got the whole truth... over 40 hours of interviews.

Chris developed a new view of Bing and the complicated emotions that drove him. He was a Superstar before the word Superstar was even invented. He lived by a code amidst great personal strife. It wasn't easy... his first wife Dixie Lee was an alcoholic and died in a coma. He was a legend and the press was always gunning for him. A private man... very few people knew the real Bing.

The real truth is revealed about Bing's oldest son Gary, his drinking and anger toward his famous father and his motivation for writing the tell-all book, "Going My Own Way"... including Gary's shocking death bed confession to author Gary Giddens recanting his accusations against Bing. Turns out Bing was a good father after all and Chris Crosby finally sets the record straight. In fact, he was not only helpful to family but many celebrity friends told Chris that Bing was responsible for their success as well.

Bing built 4 churches, started Del Mar race track, owned the Pittsburgh Pirates, oil fields & orange groves, Bing Crosby laboratories were involved in the development of Ampex audio tape and video tape. He's won Grammys, Emmys, Oscars & is still a million selling artist annually. He's been called by his peers: "the biggest star of the 20th Century".

Interview clips with the following celebrities have been completed by and include CHRIS CROSBY, BOB CROSBY, BOB HOPE, PHIL HARRIS, RICH LITTLE, RHONDA FLEMING, JANE WYMAN, PATTY ANDREWS, ANTHONY QUINN, SAMMY CAHN, STEWART GRANGER, MARY MARTIN, VICTOR BORGA, MEL TORME, DONALD O'CONNOR, SUZZIE CROSBY, ARLEEN CROSBY, CATHY CROSBY, CHRIS CROSBY, GARY GIDDENS, KITTY CARLISLE, KEN BARNES, KITTY GOOD & TERRY MORE, to name but a few...

To date, over $200,000.00 of priceless footage has been shot by Chris... all contain personal stories and intimate information about Bing and Bob, things never before revealed. The best moments of these interviews will be used throughout the docudrama, both on camera and voice-over.

To finish the project, funds are being sought for dramatic recreations, still to be filmed and post production editing, mastering, color & sound correction, film clips & music licensing.

Risks and challenges

From the film's producer, Bing Crosby's Nephew and Godson, CHRIS CROSBY:
One thing I've learned from being in show business since the age of 12 is that "it's never the movie you started out to make"... and this is especially true for me and my search for the truth about my Uncle Bing. More than just a project, it's a responsibility to my family & it's name and a 36 year labor of love.
The successful marketing of this or any film involves the bankability of the project and it's Stars. Bing has never lost a dime for anybody in show business. I am confident that with the entertainment industry connections I've established through the years and a strong internet presence, we have an excellent shot at reaching our goal. Be a part of show business history.

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    An autographed photo of Chris Crosby with Bing & Bob.

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    A 2 song Audio CD of Chris Crosby singing, "WHITE CHRISTMAS" & "TRUE LOVE".

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    Executive Producer film credit (your name is displayed when the film's end credits roll), a personal thank you from the film's producer Chris Crosby, a DVD copy of "BING CROSBY THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LEGEND" and 2 hour DVD, "BOB CROSBY GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE".

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