Hollywood Hotel

Hollywood Hotel

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If you love music, check into Hollywood Hotel. The story's about a filmland newbie (Dick Powell) caught between a spoiled star (Lola Lane) and her likeable look-alike (Lola's look-alike sister Rosemary Lane). But the movie's about Busby Berkeley's ace direction – and music, music, music. The film opens with the jubilant debut of Tinseltown's unofficial anthem Hooray for Hollywood. The jaunty Let That Be a Lesson to You shows off Berkeley's snazzy-jazzy mastery of editing and camera angles. And Benny Goodman and His Orchestra – including Harry James on trumpet and Gene Krupa on drums – swing, swing, swing into Sing, Sing, Sing. Hooray for Hollywood Hotel!
Starring Dick Powell, Rosemary Lane, Lola Lane
Director Busby Berkeley