From Bob Hope's Christmas List
$ilver Bells Ring in The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
|Bob and Marilyn Maxwell --- A Longer Story Than Space Permits Here|
|Paramount Pals BH and Bill Holden Confer On Lemon Drop Set|
|Bob and Marilyn Stage a Fall 1951 Invasion of London|
|A Lemon Drop Break To Appear with Les Brown and Band Of Renown at Union Rally|
|Larry Stops Over From Carrie For a Visit|
Happy and reliable product of most Hopes, including The Lemon Drop Kid, was cast list filled with vaud vets he sidled since Palace and elsewhere days --- Bill Frawley, Jay C. Flippen, others glimpsed. One named Charles Cooley went all the way back to when teenaged Bob hustled at pool in
|Sign Right Here, Says Para Chieftains, and a Historic Deal Is Done|
Lemon Drop's story has a Yule theme, so it plays best in the season; holiday standard Silver Bells was introduced here, Bob and Marilyn Maxwell walking along snowy and busily shopped
Now with regards Silver Bells: The Jay Livingston-Ray Evans song was spotted early for a hit by anyone with ears ... a possible standard, in fact, which indeed it became. Paramount and its tuning arm, Famous Music, had something with plus value to exploit in very plus terms, six records to be released with various artists trilling the number, including Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Margaret Whiting, Jimmy Wakely, others.
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