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Week End in Hollywood (1947)

This travelogue promoting Hollywood tourism offers brief looks at several of the town's landmarks as well as quick glimpses of stars and their homes.
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Walter Lantz ... Himself
Sid Grauman Sid Grauman ... Himself
Freddie Fisher Freddie Fisher ... Himself
Bob Hope ... Himself
Red Skelton ... Himself
Forrest Tucker ... Himself
Guy Kibbee ... Himself
Don Ameche ... Himself
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This travelogue highlights the sights and sounds of Hollywood. Visiting well-known landmarks, they start at Hollywood and Vine, then visit some of the major studios, "Radio Row" including Columbia Square, various eateries including Grauman's Chinese Theater and the Brown Derby, landmarks like the Hollywood Bowl and finally ending up with a few glimpses of the movie stars homes including that of Jack Benny. Written by garykmcd

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1947 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Filmed circa December 1945-January 1946; Dick Powell in Cornered (1945) is playing at the Paramount Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. See more »

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Narrator: [Last lines] All in all, Hollywood, with its glamor and unusual moods, is town unequaled in intrigue. A visitor bidding adieu, for a few moments anyway, has found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
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Hollywood Travel Guide
10 August 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Week End in Hollywood (1947)

** (out of 4)

Hollywood Film Enterprises produced this documentary of Hollywood, which is more like a tour guide. We see various famous hot spots including Grauman's Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Bowl, The Brown Derby, an aerial shot at Warner and the front gates at Republic Studios. This low budget film uses what appears to be stock footage, which includes a few famous faces including Bob Hope. The overall feel of the short is rather cheap and in the end we really don't see anything we haven't seen in other films with better quality. There's a few shots of Joe E. Brown, Clark Gable and Shirley Temple at Grauman's. If you have some time to kill and must view everything ever made about Hollywood then you might want to check this out but others should stay clear and watch something better on the subject.


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