Thursday, December 5, 2013

Home of Bing Crosby, Toluca Lake, North Hollywood, California

Home of Bing Crosby, Toluca Lake, North Hollywood, California Pg. 1

Home of Bing Crosby, Toluca Lake, North Hollywood, California Pg. 2

How fun is this vintage postcard!? I'm so glad my grandparents included it in their collection.

This linen postcard was manufactured by the Longshaw Card Co. of Los Angeles, California. Unfortunately, I don't know exactly when it was manufactured. According to the Postcard Collectors' Reference Guide by, linen postcards were produced from 1933 until the early 1950s. So, this information at least gives us a rough estimate of when this postcard was produced.

The Los Angeles Times' website posted a photo gallery of this famous home. If you'd like to see these photos, click 

Can you believe it's already December? Of course, that means Christmas is just around the corner. Yay! One of our family's favorite Christmas movies is White Christmas, which stars Bing Crosby. In this movie, Bing Crosby sings the Irving Berlin song "White Christmas."

And so, for your listening pleasure, please enjoy listening to this recording of Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas."

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. What a perfect connection -- a Bing Crosby postcard and Christmas movie. We watch "White Christmas" a couple times every season. We always laugh at the line about liverwurst sandwiches and buttermilk (YUCK) and the Vermont smorgasbord. Then I always have a debate in my mind about which of the red dresses at the end is the prettiest.

    1. Thanks Wendy!

      And I agree with your sentiments about liverwurst and buttermilk. Ewww!

      Ah yes! Which of the red dresses is the prettiest? I'm not sure I could tell you the answer to that. They are both so beautiful!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Interestingly, the original house illustrated on this burned down to the ground due to fire due to faulty Christmas lights in 1943 and then Bing sold the estate for a mere $15k. The existing house, which looks similar, but much smaller, was then built by the buyer and has changed hands many times, mostly to famous people.

    1. Hi Brent,

      Thank you so much for this update about the house. No wonder the house in the postcard doesn't look exactly like the house as it stands today. Thanks again!


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