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Swing High, Swing Low (1937) Poster

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The play, "Burlesque," opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 1 September 1927 and closed in July 1928 after 372 performances. The opening night cast included Barbara Stanwyck, Oscar Levant and Charles D. Brown. It was revived in 1946 and ran for 2 seasons with Bert Lahr and Jean Parker.
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Apparently, the copyright on this film was not renewed and it thereby fell into public domain status, as a result of which, inferior copies proliferate both the VHS and DVD markets, offered by dealers who do not have access to the original negative or archival prints.
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According to legend, the trend toward ladies not wearing hats began with this film. Lombard's character enters a restaurant and removes her hat, something previously taboo with women.
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The lead was originally offered to Gary Cooper, who turned it down, then to Bing Crosby, who also turned it down, then to Fred MacMurray, who took it.
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The scene showing Lombard's character burning her beauty parlor customer's hair off is based in fact. If left in the permanent wave machine too long, hair would burn off.
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