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Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)

Approved | | Short, Documentary | July 1938 (USA)
This short shows how Hollywood gets ready for the world premiere of an "important" movie. The film celebrated here is Marie Antoinette (1938), which had its premiere at the Carthay Circle ... See full summary »

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Herman Hoffman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Wilson ... Himself
Judy Garland ... Herself
Freddie Bartholomew ... Himself
Una Merkel ... Herself
Fernand Gravey ... Himself
John Barrymore ... Himself
Elaine Barrie ... Herself
Florence Rice ... Herself
Adrian ... Himself
Norma Shearer ... Herself
Tyrone Power ... Himself
Spencer Tracy ... Himself
Fanny Brice ... Herself
Pete Smith ... Himself
Robert Young ... Himself
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This short shows how Hollywood gets ready for the world premiere of an "important" movie. The film celebrated here is Marie Antoinette (1938), which had its premiere at the Carthay Circle Theatre. We see the street leading to the theatre transformed to suggest a garden that might be seen in a French palace. This includes the placement of trees and other foliage, as well as large statues along the route. Grandstands are set up so fans can see their favorite stars as they arrive for the premiere. Finally, the proverbial "galaxy of stars" arrives in their limousines. Fanny Brice and Pete Smith make remarks at the microphone set up on the carpet outside the theatre. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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July 1938 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Included in Warner Home Video's 2006 DVD release of Marie Antoinette (1938). This release of Marie Antoinette (1938) is also in Warner Home Video's multifilm DVD collection "Motion Picture Masterpieces", released at the same time. See more »

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MGM Pumps Its Latest Epic
30 January 2002 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

An MGM MINIATURE Short Subject.

HOLLYWOOD GOES TO TOWN when the film capital's celebrities come out for the premiere of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's MARIE ANTOINETTE (1938).

This purely self-promoting little film gives an interesting look at the lavish last minute preparations outside Hollywood's splendid Cathay Circle theater, as well as the arrival of numerous tinsel town stars.


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