Friday, August 21, 2020

Bobby Sox Drawer

When Herbie grabs mic, starts to sing
He burbles just like Crosby, Bing
At each meaningless tune
The teens scream and swoon
The nerve to waste Lake in this thing.

Out of This World (Hal Walker; 1945) is in part a satire on the Frank Sinatra 'bobby soxer' cult. The gimmick is that Eddie Bracken's character Herbie sounds exactly like Bing Crosby--because it is Bing Crosby doing the singing. Sadly, Veronica Lake plays second fiddle to Diana Lynn.

This week has been Out of This World!

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