Category Archives: Dick Powell

Hollywood Hotel

Hooray for Hollywood…. This movie is full of music, including the notable tinseltown anthem “Hooray for Hollywood.” It comes complete with legendary clarinetist Benny Goodman and other notables such as Ted Healy. You’ll also see Ronald Reagan, Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, Harry James, and Paul Whiteman. It’s just over an hour and a half of […]

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Footlight Parade

When you consider that “talkies” only became common in the early 1930s it is amazing to watch some of the productions of the first half of that decade and observe their level of complexity. This movie is a musical comedy. The story is simple but the productions at the end of the film are very […]

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