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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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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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....a curiosity...
19 October 1998 | by (Palo Alto, California) – See all my reviews

...This is a curious series of films. They are not really very good...but they are quaintly interesting. "Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs" is the best of the three or four I have seen. They were made...well, partly to promote Technicolor...partly to give studios a chance to see some of their stars in Technicolor..the films are produced by MGM, from what I hear, profits went to the Motion Picture Relief Fund--so none of the studios complained if/when their stars turned up..and a lot did..Clark Gable, Alice Faye...many others....the sad thing is they are heavy on names and short on having them do anything really delightful. Betty Grable takes off her skirt, revealing shorts and dances with the chorus girls--most of the others just stand there...Johnny Weiss muller frolics in the pool...but curiosities is what they will remain. Even so, at eighteen minutes...you won't get really irritated and you may spot a personal favorite along the way.


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