A unique show was staged every Sunday night at the famous Trocadero nightclub in Hollywood. with agents, talent scouts and studio execs attending, plus many big-name stars of the movies. On this particular Sunday night, the looking-for-stardom (or a job) acts included the Brian Sisters, Connee Boswell, Peter Lind HAyes (billed as Lind Hayes). Reginald Deny was also on hand posing as a candid cameraman snapping shots of all the acts, and kidding the celebs in attendance as he gets them to pose for him. Written by
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The wine list at the Trocadero Club includes the items Chertok et Fils, Quimby et Quimby, and Gene Ruggiero et Fils. These are allusions to MGM's short subject producers Jack Chertok and Fred Quimby, and film editor Gene Ruggiero. See more »
MGM short about the Trocadero nightclub, which put on a show every Sunday night where up-and-coming talent could be discovered by the big shots in attendance. The host for the whole thing is Reginald Denny. Some of the guests include Groucho Marx (without his mustache!), Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh, Robert Benchley, Chester Morris, Frank Morgan, Dick Foran, Eric Blore, and Sally Blane (sister of Loretta Young). Other celebs are name-dropped, such as Jack Benny and Joe E. Brown, but don't appear. The talent hoping to become stars are Connee Boswell, The Brian Sisters, and Peter Lind Hayes as an annoying bellboy doing impersonations (including one in blackface) every few minutes. The orchestra leader is George Hamilton, father of the very tanned actor George Hamilton most of us are more familiar with. It's not funny and the songs are nothing special. There is a fashion show in the middle of it, which is bizarrely amusing in its way. As another reviewer mentioned, the sound quality isn't the greatest. Only worth a look for classic film fans who enjoy curiosities such as this.
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