©Stars and StripesGriesheim, West Germany, August, 1953: When Bing Crosby stopped at the Stars and Stripes offices for a visit, he was driving a new $8,250 (nearly $80,000 in today's prices) Mercedes. The crooner picked up the car in Stuttgart, and was on his way to Frankfurt to play some golf.

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