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Bing Crosby Photo 1945 Signed Autograph "Duffy's Tavern" Wth Bio

Crosby, Bing  Photo 1945 Signed Autograph DuffyS Tavern Wth Bio
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Crosby, Bing Photo 1945 Signed Autograph "Duffy'S Tavern" Wth Bio
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This item is a 7" X 10",black and white lithograph photo of actor Bing Crosby. The back of the photo features a biography of Bing and mentions his "latest" movie-the 1945 "Duffy's Tavern".Duffy's Tavern, an American radio situation comedy (CBS, 1941-1942; NBC-Blue Network, 1942-1944; NBC, 1944-1951), often featured top-name stage and film guest stars but always hooked those around the misadventures, get-rich-quick-scheming, and romantic missteps of the title establishment's malaprop-prone, metaphor-mixing manager, Archie, played by the writer/actor who co-created the show, Ed Gardner. The final show on radio was broadcast on December 28, 1951.Radio's Duffy's Tavern didn't translate well to film or television. Burrows and Matt Brooks collaborated on the screenplay for the 1945 film, Ed Gardner's Duffy's Tavern, in which Archie (with regulars Eddie and Finnegan) was surrounded by a throng of Paramount Pictures stars playing themselves, including Robert Benchley, William Bendix, Eddie Bracken, Bing Crosby, Cass Daley, Brian Donlevy, Paulette Goddard, Betty Hutton, Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake and Dorothy Lamour. The film's plot involves a war-displaced record manufacturer whose staff those not sent off to war drown their sorrows at Duffy's on credit, while the company owner tries to find ways around the price controls and war attrition that threaten to put him out of business. The movie was a box-office disappointment.The lithograph photo has been autographed on the front by Bing Crosby with a fountain pen in grey....................BOTH PHOTO AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN AVERAGE CONDITION....................