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Hollywood Party (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Short, Musical | 3 April 1937 (USA)
Elissa Landi and Charley Chase host a Chinese-themed tea party near the Southern California seashore complete with musical entertainment, a fashion show, and attended by Hollywood celebrities.

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Herself - the Hostess
Joe Morrison ...
Himself - Singer
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The Drunk
Al Lyons Band ...
Themselves
Al Lyons ...
Himself - Bandleader (as Al Lyons Band)
The Jones Boys ...
Themselves (as Jones Boys)
Ahern Sisters ...
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Marcus Show Girls ...
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Elissa Landi and Charley Chase (playing Asian Charley Chan Chase) host an East Asian themed garden tea party in Hollywood. After introducing a few Hollywood luminaries who are attending the party, they present a number of musical and/or dance performances to entertain the crowd. This set of performances also includes ethnic Chinese actress Anna May Wong modeling some fashions she brought back from her first ever trip to China. Through it all, one of the guests, already inebriated, is having a few problems mixing and serving the cocktails he wants. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Short | Musical

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was unseen for nearly 60 years until the Vitaphone Disk of the sound track was found in 2000 See more »

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11 cast members, beginning with Charley Chase, are credited orally either by hostess Elissa Landi or co-host Charley Chase. See more »

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Unidentified Instrumental
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Played by the Al Lyons Band and Danced to by Jack Good and the Marcus Show Girls
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Not the feature film
3 November 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Can someone explain why MGM would give this promotional short for The Good Earth color treatment and yet the cinema classic they do in black and white? I suppose there's some rationale for it, but I can't think of any.

Elissa Landi and Charley Chase, he in Oriental garb as Charley Chan Chase host a party which has a few musical acts and some big star walk ons like Clark Gable, Joan Bennett, Joe E. Brown and Freddie Bartholomew. The musical highlight is Joe Morrison who was the love interest in the W.C. Fields classic The Old Fashioned Way singing South Sea Island Magic.

Throughout it all Leon Errol does his drunk act as he keeps trying to mix the perfect cocktail. He did much the same thing in We're Not Dressing.

Entertaining, but nothing special. Don't confuse this with the feature film Hollywood Party.


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