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Three Radio Rogues ...
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Jimmy Hollywood ...
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Henry Taylor ...
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Henry Busse ...
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Donald Grayson ...
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Basically this is a commercial for Hollywood's Lido Lounge and for MGM contract players. The Lido is a large watering hole; we visit one afternoon with an orchestra playing, all sorts of stars and would-be stars sitting at tables near the pool alongside paying customers, and bathing beauties parading and diving. The Lido's manager, Reggy Denny, introduces the stars in the audience. He's sometimes interrupted by someone who does a bit, sings a song, or otherwise entertains: most of these are novelty acts. By the end, everyone's having a swell time. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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28 September 1935 (USA)  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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We Want a Man
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Colorful Time Capsule
23 April 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Lively showcase for the Lido Lounge and MGM stars of the time. The musical performances are fine. The movie star cameos (including Clark Gable, Robert Montgomery, Buster Crabbe, and Constance Bennett) are fun. But the real selling point here is the gorgeous three-strip technicolor. I had no idea they could do color this beautiful and rich in 1935. Cheesecake enthusiasts will be happy to know there's also footage of 1930s babes in bathing suits. Nice gams, ladies! Oh and there is also rare footage of Clark Gable with his then-wife, who is noticeably older than him. A very interesting short for a lot of reasons!


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