A group of tourists is given a tour of a movie studio lot. They see the various permanent sets that are used for different types of movies, and they appear to watch the filming of several productions in progress. Musical numbers from several previous Warner Bros. Technicolor shorts are edited into this short to create the illusion.
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"Movieland" - movie studios - are magical worlds of make believe, where one can figuratively travel from place to place and culture to culture. This musical trip through a movie studio takes both the viewer and people touring the studio on site to many of these lands of make believe. These settings include: Pete's Old Frontier Cafe on Western Street in the Texas frontier; a native settlement on the Indian set; a Canadian scene featuring the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; a canal situated next to a windmill in Holland; a British palace featuring the changing of the guards; a hula village on a South Pacific island; a land of Mother Goose nursery rhymes; and a glamorous fountain and spiral staircase adorned stage where a multitude of musical styles can be presented. Written by
This is a cobbled-together musical short subject, derived from several old shorts, and held together by a nominal tour group wandering around the Warner Brothers lot. It works all right in an odd way, including the three-strip Technicolor 'Indian Dance' shot with Busby Berkley interludes -- the silly costumes are meant to show off the brightness of the process since these shorts date from the period when Technicolor was still more of a curiosity than part of the vocabulary of the movies.
The most interesting part, for this old fan of the 'spot the star' game is to be able to finally put a face to Bess, Flowers, 'The Queen of the Extras'. She's a member of the group being shown around the lot and you can spot Bess by the grey pillbox hat she wears.
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