Hal and Dawn work at the same vaudeville theater (he's an usher; she's a chorus girl). When they both get fired, they form an act and vow to get back to their old theater--as performers.



(story), (story)


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Complete credited cast:
Hal Le Roy
Dawn O'Day ...
Jack Hollis


In trying to pick her up when they meet for the first time on the beach, Hal Le Roy tells Dawn O'Day that he works in management at the Grand Majestic Theater. She, in turn, says that she knows important people in theater. In reality, he is one of the Grand Majestic's lowly ushers, who likes to dance in his spare time, but who does have management aspirations. She, on the other hand, is a chorus girl in the latest show at that theater, she who is having problems learning the routines as she feels confined by chorus work. Hal and Dawn recognizing each other at the theater at the most inopportune time leads to both of them being fired. Commiserating in their new-found joint unemployment, they decide to join forces in a vaudeville dance act. With a little help from the Grand Majestic's headliner Jack Hollis, they become a success. When they learn that "Le Roy & O'Day" are booked at the Grand Majestic, Hal thinks he knows a way to get back at Mr. Simkins, the theater's manager, for firing... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Short | Musical | Romance





Release Date:

10 February 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Broadway Brevities (1933-1934 season) #15: Picture Palace  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Vitaphone reels #1619-1620 See more »


If It's Love
Written by Cliff Hess
Played during the opening credits and during the opening scene
Performed by Jack Fulton (vocal)
Also played during Hal and Dawn's vaudeville montage
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

If you like Hal Le Roy, you'll love this.
13 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Couldn't disagree more with the other reviewers. This is a very fun short with good tunes and top-notch dancing -- just an all-around good time. But what's most interesting is Picture Palace, more than any other Hal Le Roy short, gives a glimpse of what his act on Broadway must have been like. His performance during the last number is worth the price of admission alone, as Hal seems completely in his element on a real, live stage. As for Dawn O'Day (not to be confused with Anne Shirley, who, as a child, also went by the name of Dawn O'Day), this is a rare opportunity to see her in action, as she appeared on-screen only a handful of times in her career. A real treat for fans of the genre.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: