Ronny Bowers, a saxophonist in Benny Goodman's band has won a talent contest an got a ten week contract with a film studio. On his first evening he is supposed to go with the studio's star Mona Marshall to a movie premiere. But this lady doesn't want to go, so the bosses decide to use for Mona a double, Virginia. When Mona finds out next morning that happened, she insisted to fire her double and Ronny. Ronny finds work as singing waiter in a drive in, and is spotted by a director of the same studio, who wants him to lend his voice for an leading actor in a musical. After the first screening the actor is invited by Louella Parsons to sing in her program "Hollywood Hotel". He accepts, but he doesn't know that Ronny Bowers does not want to lend him his voice again. So everybody starts to play his little game to solve his own problems. Written by
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Did You Know?
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. See more
In the "Hooray for Hollywood" portion of the finale, Johnnie Davis
is shown playing the trumpet on the back row of Benny Goodman
's band while at the same time he's in the audience singing. See more
[referring to her gown
If your fans don't explode when you walk into that premiere tonight, I'll tear it to pieces!
Do you really think so, Butch?
Featured in For Auld Lang Syne
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Al Jolson
, Buddy G. DeSylva
and Lew Brown
Sung by Ted Healy
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