In the first entry of this series, the show open with a troupe of dancing chorus girls getting a salute from crossed-eyed Ben Turpin. Then the master of ceremonies, Fredric March, brings on... See full summary »
In the Hollywood Hall of Fame - a wax museum - the figure of Eddie Borden comes to life and introduces us to various stars in effigy. Pining over the effigy of Clara Bow, her husband Rex ... See full summary »
This ostensible documentary short subject features "mailman" Eddie Borden delivering mail to various Hollywood stars including Richard Arlen and his wife Jobyna Ralston, Tom Mix, Bing ... See full summary »
In this comedy short subject, Benny Rubin acts the part of a judge, passing judgment on various performers and their acts. He scuffles with Neil Hamilton, scrutinizes Fifi D'Orsay's song, ... See full summary »
Jimmy Durante asks popular song writing team Mack Gordon and Harry Revel to demonstrate some of their songs. There is interplay with impersonator Florence Desmond, Ben Turpin, Rudy Vallee and many others.
Being the big Bing Crosbyphile that I am the discovery of material that I've never seen and heard is a cause for excitement. And when you get Stu Erwin, George Burns&Gracie Allen, and Olsen&Johnson on the same short subject so much the better.
Stu Erwin hosts this Hollywood on Parade short subject which is a plug for the feature film that he, Bing, George, and Gracie would be starring in shortly, The Big Broadcast. Bing does a bit of nonsense with Burns and Allen and discovers that Gracie is married. So was Bing to Dixie Lee at the time as well.
Crosby sings the song Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear which he had sung in a nightclub setting in a Mack Sennett short subject. It's a schmaltzy ballad which he never put down on a commercial record, but crooning rival Russ Columbo did.
Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson end the short with a bit of patented nonsense of their own in a beach sequence with some bathing beauties. All in all just great stuff.
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