Watch two web-only full performances of Bing Crosby from his 1961 television special, with guests Maurice Chevalier and Carol Lawrence.
Bing Crosby and Maurice Chevalier: I’m Glad I’m Not Young Anymore”
In 1961, Bing Crosby and French entertainer Maurice Chevalier were two elder statesmen of film and music entertainment. The song “I’m Glad I’m Not Young Anymore” was written for Chevalier’s role in the film Gigi (1958).
Bing Crosby, Maurice Chevalier and Carol Lawrence
Bing Crosby, Maurice Chevalier and musical theater actress Carol Lawrence sing “Riding High” during Crosby’s television special in 1961. The song “Ridin’ High” was written by Cole Porter in 1936 for his musical Red, Hot and Blue, in which Ethel Merman sang the song. (The song is not related to Riding High, a film starring Bing Crosby and directed by Frank Capra in 1950). Carol Lawrence had recently returned to the Broadway role she originated, “Maria” in West Side Story, which had a Broadway revival in 1960.