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Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove (1934)

Approved | | Short, Music | 1 December 1934 (USA)
Several members of MGM's 'galaxy of stars' attend an evening of music and a fashion show.

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(uncredited)

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(poem)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself - Master of Ceremonies
The Debutantes ...
Themselves
Eduardo Durant ...
Tango Band Leader
Eduardo Durant's Rhumba Band ...
Themselves (as Edward Durant's Band)
Fanchon and Marco Girls ...
Models
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Himself
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Herself
Cornelia 'Connie' Brown ...
Herself
...
Himself
Candy Candido ...
Himself
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Himself
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Himself
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Himself
DeGage ...
Speciality Dancer
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Himself
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Storyline

Hollywood's famous Cocoanut Grove nightclub stages a Star Night-only musical revue in which many Hollywood actors attend. Staged is the operative word. Entertainers include Ted Fio Rito and his orchestra, Eduardo Durant's Tango Band, and the Fancho & Marco Sunkist Beauties. Leo Carrillo acted as the Master of Ceremonies, and introduces a galaxy of stars from their tables. Those higher on the 1935 pecking order, Mary Pickford, Jack Oakie, Arline Judge, Bing Crosby and Gary Cooper, come to the microphone and do a bit...mostly chit-chatting bits. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Short | Music

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1 December 1934 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film short is included as an extra in the Warner DVD of The Gay Divorcee (1934). See more »

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Soundtracks

Jungle Drums
Written by Ernesto Lecuona
Played by Eduardo Durant's Rhumba Band and danced by Kirby and DeGage
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Gary Cooper and Richard Cromwell
19 January 2008 | by (California, U.S.) – See all my reviews

One of the most interesting things about this Technicolor short is that Gary Cooper and Richard Cromwell, co-stars in "Lives of a Bengal Lancer," and both looking ravishingly handsome, appear to be on a date with one another. There have long been rumors that Cromwell, well-known to be gay, had a fling with Cooper at exactly the time this short was made. The two "bachelors" certainly look extremely happy while sharing a table together.

Cooper's relationship (in the late twenties) with another boyish-looking, openly-gay actor named Anderson Lawler (they shared a house and were termed "best friends" by movie columnists), is well-documented in the fascinating book "Behind the Screen - How Gays and Lesbians shaped Hollywood 1910 - 1969" by William J. Mann.


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