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Day 16, Christmas music
Bob’s no Bing Crosby, but his role here is to be Marilyn’s foil.

The original “Silver Bells” was in a movie
Posted by linkmeister on 16 December 2017, 8:51 pm

“Silver Bells” made its first appearance in the film “The Lemon Drop Kid” in 1951, sung by Marilyn Maxwell and Bob Hope (yes, Bob Hope). It was first recorded on vinyl in September 1950 by Bing Crosby and Carol Richards, after the film had completed production but before it was released. When the Crosby/Richards duet became a hit Hope and Maxwell were brought back to reshoot the scenes in which the song appeared more elaborately; it’s unclear whether this clip is the first or second cut.