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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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Musical Monday: Hollywood Hotel (1937)

on Apr 10, 2023 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 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Hollywood Hotel (1937) ? Mus... Read full article


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


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?


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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.
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.
The drive-in restaurant where Dick Powell's character works is called "Callahans" in the film. The actual coffee shop in Hollywood was called "Carpenter's" and was located at the southeast corner of Sunset and Vine Streets. It was one of the earliest "drive-in" restaurants in the U.S. The uniform worn is based on the actual uniforms the mostly male waiters wore. They were based on the uniforms that service station attendants wore. The reason for this new type of restaurant was to cater to the new younger movie star who wanted to be seen in their expensive automobiles. The restaurant was open all night.
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