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Hollywood Party (1934) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Roy Rowland and Richard Boleslawski and produced by Louis Lewyn and Harry Rapf.

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Musical Monday: Hollywood Party (1934)

on Apr 23, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Hollywood Party (1934)?? Mus... Read full article


Doris Day: From Hollywood party to leading role

on Aug 2, 2013 From Comet Over Hollywood

Georgia Garrett is a fast talking, cigarette smoking, flirtatious night club singer–and she is the character played by Doris Day in her very first film ?Romance on the High Seas? (1948). While other actresses worked their way up to stardom through bit parts and uncredited roles, Day starred in... Read full article


Monday Serenade: Hollywood Party!

By KC on Oct 26, 2009 From Classic Movies

Singer and Broadway performer Frances Williams makes a rare movie appearance, singing the catchy title song from Hollywood Party (1934). I love the stylish Art Deco sets, the lively pre-code sauciness of the chorus girls (is sauciness a word?), and the racy “getting ready” vign... Read full article


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For years the "Hot Choc'late Soldiers" animated sequence, created by Walt Disney Studios, could not be shown as part of "Hollywood Party" because in 1934 Disney had licensed only movie-theatre rights and had reserved the TV rights to the sequence for his own company. Finally, in 1992, Ted Turner's company, which then owned the rights to the MGM archive, settled with the Disney company and released a video version of the film containing "Hot Choc'late Soldiers."
In a 1933 press release, Clark Gable, Wallace Beery, and Buster Keaton were scheduled to film cameo appearances, while Jean Harlow, Nina Mae McKinney, and Joan Crawford were to perform musical numbers written by Rodgers & Hart ("Prayer", which later became "Blue Moon", "I'm One of the Boys", and "Black Diamond"). But none of this materialized. Crawford allegedly filmed her number, which was then cut, and was reinstated in Sadie McKee, where sources say it was also deleted.
Director Allan Dwan had just returned to Hollywood after three years living and working in England when he was invited to the MGM lot to watch the rough cut of "Hollywood Party." After watching what he later described as "thousands of feet of film, all disconnected stuff," Dwan was asked by Eddie Mannix, Louis B. Mayer's assistant, what he thought of it. Dwan said, "It's a nightmare" - and immediately Mayer seized on Dwan's comment and decided to make the main part of the film Jimmy Durante's dream. Dwan shot the beginning and ending framing sequences showing Durante falling asleep while waiting for his wife to get dressed for the party, and cast Durante's real-life wife as his wife in the film. Dwan worked "two or three days" on the project and got "a nice fat check." Though he wasn't credited, working on "Hollywood Party" helped him re-establish his reputation in Hollywood, where he'd been forgotten during the three years he'd spent in England.
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