Public Domain Catalog

Lost and Rare


Lotsa Laffs Show 115 min. Bing Crosby and Bob Hope donated their talents to many patriotic and inspirational public service films, to boost morale during World War-II and to champion American ideals in peacetime. These rare shorts continue to entertain and inspire.

On DVD-R, Mpeg2 or Mpeg4 digital files.

Theatrical Trailers to Road to Singapore, Road to Zanzibar, Road to Morocco, Road to Utopia and Star Spangled Rhythm.

The Road to Home (1945) Bing and Bob caution sailors not to jump ship at end of the war as they reminisce about their Road pictures.

Command Performance (1944) Bob Hope, Jerry Colonna, June Allyson, Gloria De Haven and Francis Langford entertain the troops.

The Fifth Freedom (1951, Color) Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Perry Como and Arthur Godfrey remind us of our American freedom of choice.

You Can Change the World (1954) Bing and Bob join Loretta Young, William Holden, Irene Dunne, Anne Blyth, Paul Douglas, Rochester and Jack Benny to hear Father Keller tell how all of us can help change the world for the better. Bing sings “Young American.”

Excerpt from The Edsel Show (1957) Frank Sinatra joins Bing on a musical road tour of the world until they run into old ski nose himself. Not a public service film, but newly added to continue the "Road" theme!

1954 Academy Awards Show (1954) Bing Crosby comes to the dais to help Bob Hope hand out music Oscars. (Newly added.)

Honor Caddie (1954) Color. Bing and Bob in an excerpt from a rare short honoring golf caddies. (Newly added.)

The Road to Peace (1949) Bing joins Ann Blyth in an inspirational plea for world peace. They sing “When Irish Eyes are Smiling.”

DVD-R: $25, or Mpeg digital: $20.

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Enjoy this clip of Bing Crosby, Jack Benny and Bob Hope from You Can Change the World:

More exclusive Bing Crosby releases on DVD-R format.


Produced and directed by Bob DeFlores and Ron Hall. Archival footage from Bob's extensive collection tells the fascinating true story of Bing Crosby's rise to fame from 1925 to 1933, his years with the Rhythm Boys and Paul Whiteman, singing at the Cocoanut Grove, starring roles with Mack Sennett, his first radio show, the Paramount Theatre triumph and stardom in "The Big Broadcast." See Bing in "Two Plus Fours," "Reaching for the Moon," "Check and Double Check," "Hollywood on Parade," "Confessions of a Co-Ed" and more! Hear rare interviews with Bing and Al Rinker about the early years.
Bonus: Bing's rare 1933 Paramount short "Please!" 83 min. DVD-R: $25, or Mpeg digital: $20.

Bing Crosby with Mandolin


DVD-R: $25, or Mpeg digital: $20.

Bing at Sennett

(1931-1933) 115 min. Bing Crosby's 6 Mack Sennett two-reel musical comedies:

  1. "Blue of the Night"
  2. "Billboard Girl"
  3. "Dream House"
  4. "I Surrender Dear"
  5. "One More Chance"
  6. "Sing, Bing, Sing"

Prints from the Bob DeFlores Collection. DVD-R: $25, or Mpeg digital: $20.


88 min. DVD-R: $25, or Mpeg digital: $20.

27th Academy Awards Show (1955)

The complete telecast hosted by Bob Hope. Bing is onscreen for five and a half minutes, joking with Bob and handing out music awards. Rosemary Clooney sings "The Man Who Got Away" and Dean Martin sings "Three Coins in a Fountain." This is the year Bing did NOT win an Oscar for "Country Girl" but Grace Kelly did. DVD-R: $15.

Bing Crosby's TV Specials

The EDSEL Show

(Broadcast Oct. 13, 1957) TV Special starring Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Rosemary Clooney, with special guests Bob Hope, Lindsey Crosby and the Four Preps. Louis Armstrong and his All Stars open the show with Bing doing "Now You Has Jazz." This is the show that introduced the Edsel to America and is complete with all commercials!
Bonus: "Goldie, Fields and Glide" episode of The Jack Benny Show with Bing, Jack Benny, George Burns and Bob Hope.
Bonus: "Hollywood Victory Caravan."
(100 min.) DVD-R: $25, or Mpeg digital: $20..

Bing Crosby Show: Nov. 7, 1963

An hour CBS special hosted by Bing Crosby with guests Buddy Ebsen, Caterina Valente, Andre Previn and the Young Americans. Pepsodent ads with Jerry Colonna. Pontiac ad with Phil Harris. Bing opens the show singing "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams" and later sings "Davy Crockett" with Buddy. Lots of songs, dancing and fun in this very rare show. With original commercials.
Bonus: "Bing's Britain" (1976) Bing narrates a travelog of Great Britain.
Bonus: 3 cartoons with Bing Crosby caricatures!
(100 min.) DVD-R: $25, or Mpeg digital: $20.

Bing Crosby Show for Oldsmobile

(Broadcast Sep. 29, 1959) Special edition of "The Bing Crosby Show" stars Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Peggy Lee, with guest pianists Joe Bushkin, Paul Smith and George Shearing. Complete with Oldsmobile commercials by Florence Henderson and Bill Hayes.

The Frank Sinatra TIMEX Special

(Broadcast Oct. 19, 1959) Officially titled: "Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Present the Frank Sinatra Timex Special." Frank Sinatra is the true star of this hour TV special and sings many solos, plus four medleys with guests Bing Crosby, Dean Martin and Mitzi Gaynor. Surprise appearance by Jimmy Durante. Complete with Timex ads by John Cameron Swayze.
120 min. Both One-hour Specials on DVD-R: $25, or Mpeg digital: $10 each.

"Bing's First Hour Christmas Special"

Bing's first one-hour Christmas Special for TV was broadcast on ABC on Dec. 11, 1961. Filmed on location, Bing wanders the streets of London encountering Terry Thomas, Marion Ryan, Dave King, Shirley Bassey and British street musicians, plus Bob Hope (in drag) who was in London to film "Road to Hong Kong." With original commercials.

Bing Crosby's "All-Star Show"

Broadcast on CBS on Feb. 15, 1964. We call it the "All-Star Show" to differentiate from other releases, though the official title is simply "Bing Crosby Show." "All-Star" is an understatement for all of these stars appear with Bing: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Rosemary Clooney, Kathryn Crosby and Peter Gennero. With original Pepsodent and Quaker State Oil commercials.
120 min. Both One-hour Specials on DVD-R: $25, or Mpeg digital: $10 each.

"Bing Crosby Show" with Johnny Mercer

Broadcast on ABC on Oct. 5, 1960 with Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Mercer, Carol Lawrence, Philip, Dennis and Lindsay Crosby and Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra. Bing sings medleys with everyone including "Please" and "Mississippi Mud" with his sons and a medley with himself!

"Bing Crosby Show" with The Smothers Brothers

Broadcast on ABC on May 14, 1962 with guests Bob Hope, Edie Adams, Gary Crosby, the Smothers Brothers and the Pete Fountain Quartet with musical direction by David Rose.
120 min. Both One-hour Specials on DVD-R: $25, or Mpeg digital: $10 each.