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

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Commercial Break - Delta Airlines / March 1962 (Featuring The Sportsmen Quartet)

The Sportsmen Quartet was a popular "barbershop quartet" singing group from the 1930s through the 1970s, and was featured on numerous radio shows, including The Jack Benny Show, The Rudy Vallee Show, The Eddie Cantor Show, and others. Jay Meyer, who sang with the quartet from 1951 to 1954 and who passed away in 2009, is one of the singing statues in the 2003 Walt Disney movie, The Haunted Mansion.

Here, The Sportsmen Quartet (with some help from our favorite morning man, Bob Crane) promotes Delta Airlines in this 1962 radio spot.

Delta Airlines Radio Spot / Performed by The Sportsmen Quartet
Bob Crane / KNX-CBS Radio
March 9, 1962

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