Marilyn Monroe LP pressed in 1963 on ASCOT records. AM-13008 MONO. This is a PROMOTIONAL COPY. The record looks to be in VG+ to MINT- shape. The sleeve looks to be in GOOD shape due to some slight ringwear, and about an inch of spine splitting in 2 spots on the bottom of the sleeve. Acording to the GOLDMINE RECORD ALBUM PREICE GUIDE 4th Edition, which was published in 2005, the regular version list for $40.00 and this is a promo copy. Stamped on the back of the sleeve in the lower right corner is the words PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE.
The photo's of Bob and Marilyn do NOT come with the auction, they are t for show only.
This record comes from the personal record collection of Bob Crane, star of television's Hogan's Heroes. In addition to film and television acting, Bob was also star of the #1 rated Los Angeles morning drive radio show; "The Bob Crane Show" on KNX CBS radio.
Included with this record is a personally signed note from Bob's son, Robert "Scotty" Crane - authenticating that this record was indeed part of his fathers collection.
As a DJ - many of these records are promo items - some of them sent to Bob from the record company - but many were given to him directly from the recording artist.
Bob Crane Bio:
In 1950 Bob Crane began a radio career which eventually took him west to Los Angeles, landing him in the morning drive slot at CBS powerhouse KNX, w he became known as "The King of the Los Angeles Airwaves." Crane's show was not only wildly successful, it was revolutionary. Bob filled the broadcast booth with wry wit and charisma, not to mention drums, chimpanzees, and movie stars. His show was the number-one-rated morning show in Los Angeles and Hollywood's biggest stars were regular guests on his show; Marilyn Monroe, Ronald Regan, Jayne Mansfield, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Hope, and Frank Sinatra, to name only a handful.
It was during his reign as "King of the L.A. Airwaves" that Crane captured the attention of CBS television executives. He began making guest appearances on The Dick Van Dyke Show, among others. Soon he landed himself a regular role on The Donna Reed Show as Doctor David Kelsey. Then, in 1965 Crane was offered the starring role in a highly controversial television pilot about Allied prisoners in a German P.O.W. camp. The pilot made a splash and Hogan's Heroes went on to become one of the most successful sitcoms of all time. In 1966 and 1967, Bob was nominated for two Emmy awards. In 1970 Bob married Sigrid Valdis ("Hilda" - Klink's secretary) and in 1971 Sigrid gave birth to Bob's son, Robert Scott Crane. Seven years, and a few "classic" Disney films later, during a 1978 run of the play Beginner's Luck, Bob Crane was brutally murdered in a Scottsdale hotel room.
His murder remains a mystery.
Bob Crane Radio History:
WLEA, Hornell, NY 1950
WBIS, Bristol, CT 1950
WICC, Bridgeport, CT 1950-1956
KNX, CBS Radio, Los Angeles, CA 1956 - 1965
KMPC, Los Angeles, CA 1972 - 1973
Email me with any questions you may have about this item. Please look at my other items for auction and items for sale in the Bob Crane eBay store. Thank you for looking and good luck with your bidding.
PLEASE KEEP YOUR EMAILS RELEVANT TO QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AUCTION. I THANK YOU IF YOU WERE A FAN OF MY FATHER'S WORK, BUT I CANNOT ANSWER A LOT OF QUESTIONS THAT DON'T RELATE TO THE AUCTION.
Despite my attempt to keep my ads as informative, yet as simple and uncomplicated as possible, I have realized that record purchasers are another breed entirely. As a result, I am deluged with questions both bizarre, and occasionally frivolous. I tfore find it necessary to include this explanation of what to expect from me should you choose to bid on this or any of my other listed vinyl. I use the term MINT to describe the fact that I looked at the record under a normal lamp light and did not see obvious flaws. If I notice...