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Hollywood Hotel (1937) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Busby Berkeley and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner, Samuel Bischoff and Bryan Foy.

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Hollywood Hotel(1937).

By Dawn Sample on Jul 23, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Hollywood Hotel(1937). Directed by Busby Berkeley. Cast: Dick Powell, Rosemary Lane, Lola Lane, and Ted Healy. Ronald Reagan, Benny Goodman and Harry James (a member of Goodman's band). It is best remembered for the song "Hooray for Hollywood" by Johnny Mercer and Richard A. Whiting, sung in the fi... Read full article


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Butch: [referring to her gown] If your fans don't explode when you walk into that premiere tonight, I'll tear it to pieces!
Mona Marshall: Do you really think so, Butch?


Butch: I want a pair of very, very high-heeled jeweled sandals!
Miss Jones aka Jonesy: What are you gonna wear 'em with?


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In some sources, Duane Thompson, a silent screen comedy actress, is erroneously credited with the role of a switchboard operator. The 'Duane Thompson' who appears in this film is a male radio announcer and actor of the 1930's who plays himself, i.e. a radio announcer.
Deleted from the film score was the bluesy ballad "Can't Teach My Old Heart New Tricks" (music by Richard A. Whiting, lyrics by Johnny Mercer), performed by Frances Langford and Johnnie Davis with Benny Goodman and His Orchestra. Contemporary recordings were made by Miss Langford for Decca Records; and by the Goodman orchestra for the Victor label, featuring vocalist Martha Tilton, who did not appear with the band in the movie.
The actual "Hollywood Hotel" on which this movie is based, was a Hollywood institution. It was a sprawling building built at the turn of the century and had formal gardens, grand lobby, 2 towers and a ballroom. It was the hangout for many stars over the years. It was finally torn down in 1956. The site today is occupied by the new Hollywood-Highland shopping complex and Kodak Theater, where the Oscars are now presented every year.
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