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Hollywood Newsreel (1934)

Approved | | Short | 24 March 1934 (USA)

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A variety of stories from "behind the scenes" in Hollywood. There's a report on a second gold rush in California. The 1934 Rose Bowl winners, from Columbia University, visit Warner Bros. ... See full summary »

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Al Barabas ...
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Ed Brominski ...
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Shirley Dunstead ...
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Patricia Ellis ...
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Sammy Fain ...
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Irving Kahal ...
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Hal Le Roy ...
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Lou Little ...
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A variety of stories from "behind the scenes" in Hollywood. There's a report on a second gold rush in California. The 1934 Rose Bowl winners, from Columbia University, visit Warner Bros. studios ands seem to have a particularly good time with the dancers from an upcoming musical. Joan Blondell makes an appearance after a recent illness and thanks her fans. There's a shot of Elmer the trained lamb and Sammy Fain sings a couple of his compositions from an upcoming film. Written by garykmcd

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Included in Warner Home Video's 2006 6-disc DVD release "The Busby Berkeley Collection". See more »

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References Wonder Bar (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Two Little Flies on a Lump of Sugar
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Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
Performed by Sammy Fain (piano)
Also performed by Patricia Ellis and Hal Le Roy (vocals)
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Clunky little item from Warner Bros. promoting their stars in "candid" moments...
20 August 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Unless you're an avid film buff, you won't get too much out of this Warner short which comes across as a silly bit of trivia meant to promote the studio's current roster of stars and especially newcomers Hal LeRoy and Patricia Ellis, both of whom get a chance to show whatever musical talent they have.

LeRoy has wings on his feet when he dances but otherwise comes across as a completely charmless and awkward screen personality. I've seen him in other shorts and each time he fails to convince me that he was star material after some success on stage, something that should have been obvious to the studio too.

The earnest narration makes it appear that this is supposed to be a tongue-in-cheek appraisal of the Warner studio and its "stars"--but it's a foolish short only of interest as a star-gazing peek at people like Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell, Joe E. Brown, Joan Blondell and Hugh Herbert.


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