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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: 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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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.
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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