Wednesday, June 22, 2016

"Too Much Harmony"


We get a fine proscenium view of the Belasco in the 1933 Paramount musical "Too Much Harmony," starring Bing Crosby and Jack Oakie. Thanks to Marc Chevalier for posting the shot on the LAHTF Facebook page.  He notes that there's a lot of the Belasco to be seen in the film's final 30 minutes.

The Belasco, at 1050 S. Main St., opened in 1926. Designed by Morgan, Walls & Clement, it was initially a legit house featuring plays, as opposed to its next door neighbor, the Mayan, that did mostly musicals. The theatre still survives, although turned into a music and events venue. See our pages on the Belasco Theatre for a full tour.

On IMDb: "Too Much Harmony"

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