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?
The movie theatre is the Carthay Circle Theater, which was located at 6316 San Vicente Boulevard. One of the great movie palaces of the golden age of Hollywood, it was built by Fox in 1926 in the Spanish classical revival style. It had a unique circle-within-a-square design, with an octagonal bell tower in the front corner in the space between the inner circle and the bordering square. The cylindrical auditorium rose high enough that it could be seen from the exterior, designed with a tent-like parapet. It was the host of many Hollywood premieres during the late twenties through early forties.
A victim of suburbanization, falling attendance, and the precipitous decline of the Hollywood area during the 1960s, it was torn down in 1969 and replaced by an office building. Two replicas were later constructed by Disney, including a small version of the tower, which hosts a clothing shop at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida. A much larger version was built in the Buena Vista Street section of Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Disney's appreciation of the building is no doubt associated with the fact that it was the site of the world premiere of the stunning and truly revolutionary film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
(1937) (which took place exactly one month after the release of Hollywood Hotel) and the equally revolutionary Fantasia
The demolition of the original theater became an early prompt for the current efforts to preserve Hollywood landmarks, with so many movie palaces having been destroyed in the name of progress. 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
[referring to the fact that her sister loves languages
Now say something in Algebra, dear.
That's a dead language, Mona.
"Ochi Tchornya (Dark Eyes) (uncredited)
Traditional Russian folk tune
Arranged by Raymond Paige
Sung by a chorus and played by Raymond Paige and His Orchestra See more