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?
According to D. Russell Connor's bio-discography of Benny Goodman
, Warner Bros. tried to insert 'Johnnie "Scat' Davis' into the "Sing, Sing, Sing" number - either by splicing in a trumpet solo played by Davis or by having Davis synchronize on screen to the solo played by Harry James
. Either way, when Goodman found out about it he threatened to withdraw himself and his band from the film if Davis were put into "Sing, Sing, Sing." So Davis was never heard playing with the Goodman band in the movie. 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
[Outraged that the studio has used a double to stand in for her at a premiere:
Thousands of girls think they look like me, and where are they?
They're having their faces changed.
[to her double:
How dare you go around with a face like mine?
Why don't you send your face to Washington and have it copyrighted?
It *is* copyrighted. For years, my face has been on the sidewalk, in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
Yeah, well why don't you leave it there?
Featured in For Auld Lang Syne
California Here I Come
Music by Joseph Meyer
Performed by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra See more