Thursday, October 6, 2016

"Hollywood Hotel"

The Carthay Circle's fame as a Hollywood movie palace for premieres is shown in Busby Berkeley's "Hollywood Hotel" (Warner Bros., 1937) with Dick Powell.   Other fine performers in the film include Glenda Farrell, Alan Mowbray, Rosemary and Lola Lane, Ted Healy and Francis Langford.

In "Hollywood Hotel" we're supposedly going to a premiere of the fictional film "Glamour Girl" but  in this shot it's revealed on the marquee that the footage they're using is from the premiere of "Life of Emile Zola" (also 1937).

See our Cathay Circle Theatre page for more photos of the theatre, once billed as "The Showplace of the Golden West." It was demolished in 1969.

On IMDb: "Hollywood Hotel"

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