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Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs (1936)

Winners of the Lucky Stars National Dance Contest - one woman from each of the United States - are welcomed to Palm Springs. Palm Springs being the desert playground for the movie stars, ... See full summary »

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Winners of the Lucky Stars National Dance Contest - one woman from each of the United States - are welcomed to Palm Springs. Palm Springs being the desert playground for the movie stars, the women are introduced to the cavalcade of stars vacationing in Palm Springs at the time. The stars are doing a multitude of recreational activities. One of those stars is Frances Langford, fresh from Broadway, who serenades all those watching with some Broadway related songs. With assistance from Jackie Coogan and Betty Grable, the contest winners do a series of dances to American songs. They then get a chance to interact with the stars, all in the name of fun. Written by Huggo

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6 August 1936 (USA)  »

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In this MGM Technicolor short, two of the songs by composer Nacio Herb Brown and lyricist Arthur Freed - "Broadway Melody" and "You Are My Lucky Star" - were to appear again in Singin' in the Rain (1952). Arthur Freed was the head of the musical unit at the studio and his songs were used again and again in MGM pictures. See more »

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Wah! Hoo!
Written by Cliff Friend
Sung by Frankie Darro and His Dude Ranchers
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Cutsie short
6 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a cutesy short, well worth watching. The color is good for it's day, and there are enough movie personalities to make it interesting.

There actually is a plot of sorts. Winners of dance contests from across the U.S. are invited to Palm Springs for get together with celebrities of the day. The only sad part is that a disproportionate amount of time is allowed at the end of the short for Fuzzy Knight to play and sing - what a waste.

However, as mentioned earlier, it's an interesting and entertaining piece of Hollywood history that is worth watching...

It appears from time to time on the Turner Classic Movie channel.


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