Ronny Bowers, a saxophonist in Benny Goodman's band has won a talent contest an got a ten week contract with a film studio. On his first evening he is supposed to go with the studio's star Mona Marshall to a movie premiere. But this lady doesn't want to go, so the bosses decide to use for Mona a double, Virginia. When Mona finds out next morning that happened, she insisted to fire her double and Ronny. Ronny finds work as singing waiter in a drive in, and is spotted by a director of the same studio, who wants him to lend his voice for an leading actor in a musical. After the first screening the actor is invited by Louella Parsons to sing in her program "Hollywood Hotel". He accepts, but he doesn't know that Ronny Bowers does not want to lend him his voice again. So everybody starts to play his little game to solve his own problems.
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Did You Know?
Based on the radio program of the same title, hosted by Louella Parsons
, and broadcast on the CBS Radio Network from October 5, 1934 until December 2, 1938. It was sponsored by the Campbell Soup Company, and stars who appeared on the program received a case of soup in its early years. See more
In the "Hooray for Hollywood" portion of the finale, Johnnie Davis
is shown playing the trumpet on the back row of Benny Goodman
's band while at the same time he's in the audience singing. See more
[outraged that the studio has used a double to stand in for her at a premiere
Thousands of girls think they look like me, and where are they?
They're having their faces changed.
[to her double
How dare you go around with a face like mine?
Why don't you send your face to Washington and have it copyrighted?
It *is* copyrighted. For years, my face has been on the sidewalk, in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
Yeah, well why don't you leave it there?
Hooray for Hollywood
Music by Richard A. Whiting
(as Dick Whiting)
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Johnnie Davis
and Frances Langford
Performed by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra See more