Published in September 2015, Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography contains the first-hand testimonies, memories, and recollections from 200 prominent individuals from Bob Crane's life. Family, friends as far back as grade school, and coworkers in radio, television (including many from Hogan's Heroes), theatre, and film have helped tell his complete story. In addition, the hard cover edition contains more than 200 rare family and professional photographs, some never before published or seen by the public until now. Discover the truth! If you think you know Bob Crane before reading this book, you don't know him at all. Author profits will be donated to various charities in Bob's memory.
Official Statement about the Re-Investigation of Bob Crane's Murder (11/23/16)
"We—my coauthors and I, members of Bob Crane's family, his friends, and his colleagues—are always hopeful that one day, the true identity of Bob's murderer will be known and justice can be served. However, this recent investigation did not reveal any groundbreaking information or provide a resolution, and the subsequent media coverage did nothing more than bring unnecessary heartache to many who knew, loved, and cared about Bob. We do not discuss or endorse any speculative theories as to who may have committed the crime. We encourage those who want to know more about Bob Crane to discover his complete and true life story in Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography. All author profits are being donated to various charities in Bob's memory."
—Carol Ford, author, Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography

Sunday, June 12, 2011

'Cranetalking' vs. 'Jaywalking'

At one time or another, most of us have seen (or at least heard of) Jay Leno's "Jaywalking" segments on The Tonight Show. These hurried and harried men and women, minding their own business and wanting nothing more than to reach their destination quickly and without incident, suddenly encounter the late-night talk show host on the street asking them a ridiculous question. Thrown off balance, they search their minds quickly for the proper answer, and the results are often hilarious.

Back in the '50s and '60s, Bob was doing the same sort of thing for his KNX radio show. This clip (recorded circa 1957) puts Bob on the streets of LA, bothering, er, asking innocent and unsuspecting passers-by what they think of the traffic problem in the city.

As the saying goes, ask a silly question, and..........

Bob Crane  "Cranetalking"
KNX 5th Anniversary Show
February 15, 1962

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