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Ted Fio Rito Orchestra,
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
When this short was produced in 1937 three strip technicolor had only been in use four years. The color photography is beautiful and vibrant -astonishing really when you first see it. The subject matter is another matter. This short has an Asian theme with obviously Caucasian actors and actresses masquerading as Asians in full Asian dress. There is much poking fun at Asian speech and manners. Black Americans are also stereotyped in this film. All of the latter greatly detract from the film. As far as subject matter is concerned the only sensible moment in the whole thing is a brief appearance of Anna May Wong. There are also very brief cameo introductions of Clark Gable, Joe E. Brown and Freddie Bartholomew. So, from a technical point - wonderful, from all other points - a disaster by current standards.
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