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 ... See full summary »
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
I'm giving this film an eight only because of the brilliant Technicolors filming. This production took full advantage of the process by having everyone dressed in colorful costumes and the setting has lots of colorful umbrellas, a swimming pool and the lawn is so green. What I found fascinating is that all the "stars" are seated with a member of the same sex such as Robert Montgomery & Richard Barthelmess, Constance Bennett and some other woman, Johnny Mack Brown and some tennis star with the exception of Clark Gable and his wife who looked old enough to be his mother. What does that all mean? I don't know since is was all an innocuous lunchtime crowd at a private club. But it seemed to insinuate that these folks only went out with their "buddies" or maybe they're all gay. The only "romance" were the scenes between Arthur Lake and some woman and Cliff Edwards with some woman magician, two men not exactly known as heartthrobs. It's a fun short with lots of women in hilarious bathing suits and some awful musical numbers.
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