In 1943, singer and actor Bing Crosby starred alongside New Orleans-born actress Dorothy Lamour in Dixie. At the time Crosby was married to Tennessee-born actress and singer Dixie Lee (she died of cancer in 1952). The film is loosely based on the life of minstrel Daniel Emmett who is generally credited with writing and popularising the song ‘Dixie.’
Be sure to watch the second video linked below where Crosby’s character sings ‘Dixie’ and implores the audience to get into the song:
What’s wrong with you out there? This is Dixie. It’s the South. Are you a bunch of Yankees? Come on!