Hollywood's famous Cocoanut Grove nightclub stages a Star Night-only musical revue in which many Hollywood actors attend. Staged is the operative word. Entertainers include Ted Fio Rito and his orchestra, Eduardo Durant's Tango Band, and the Fancho & Marco Sunkist Beauties. Leo Carrillo acted as the Master of Ceremonies, and introduces a galaxy of stars from their tables. Those higher on the 1935 pecking order, Mary Pickford, Jack Oakie, Arline Judge, Bing Crosby and Gary Cooper, come to the microphone and do a bit...mostly chit-chatting bits.Written by
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Louis Lewyn produced and directed this "look at the stars" short for MGMN. He had been doing this sort of work since 1920, starting out with Columbia's SCREEN SNAPSHOTS. Now he was doing this for MGM, so money was spent, including springing for Technicolor. THe print that runs on Turner Classic Movies is not among their best; the elements show imperfect matches, a problem with early three-strip, caused by the three separate elements, each carrying a different color, shrinking at microscopically different rates.
However, while the color isn't the best, people looked at these movies to see the stars out of their usual movie roles. Listeneing to Leo Carillo speak as the elegant, educated man he actually was is a particular treat.
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