Christmas With Frank And Bing / Frank Sinatra Calendar
"Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank"
by Susan King
Los Angeles Times, November 8, 2003
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, at least on DVD. Though the yuletide holidays are more than six weeks away, numerous
Christmas-themed TV shows, movies and animated specials have already been released on DVD.
One of the swingingest of the new releases is "Happy Holidays With Bing and Frank" (Hart Sharp, $20), a bizarre but very cool TV special starring Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra that aired in 1957.
Recently restored, this color special was directed by Ol' Blue Eyes himself and finds Sinatra living in one hip bachelor pad that he's decorating for the holidays.
Enter Der Bingle with his latest holiday record in hand and the two start performing some classic holiday tunes like "Jingle Bells." They then decide to join some carolers to bring Christmas cheer to the neighbors.
But here is when the special enters the "Twilight Zone." For no apparent reason, as soon as Frank and Bing join the singers, the whole landscape changes to Victorian-era
The DVD also features commentary from producer William Self, a Q & A session taped at the Museum of Television & Radio with Self and Nancy and Tina Sinatra, some very kitschy public service announcements with
Frank and Bing and examples of Sinatra's painted Christmas cards.
THE FRANK SINATRA CALENDAR 2004
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Posted by: Nancy | Oct 29, 2003 4:15 PM | Comments(29)