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HOLLYWOOD HOTEL & IN CALIENTE

Thursday, December 15

HOLLYWOOD HOTEL
4:35   8:40

IN CALIENTE
2:35   6:40

DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

HOLLYWOOD HOTEL

(1937, Busby Berkeley) Sent off by Benny Goodman and his band with “Hooray for Hollywood,” aspiring singer Dick Powell gets stuck squiring waitress Rosemary Lane in the wake of lookalike sister/star Lola’s diva strike. But it all gets sorted out at Louella Parsons’ eponymous radio show. 35mm print preserved by Library of Congress. Approx. 105 mins.
4:35, 8:40


“For Berkeley, filming dancers was just one aspect of making music with the camera. [In Hollywood Hotel] he also filmed musicians with an inventive ecstasy, showing the Benny Goodman band in riff-like swoops and cuts.”
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Hollywood Hotel is all Berkeley! Packed with songs, comedy and romance.”
– Tony Thomas and Jim Terry, The Busby Berkeley Book

IN CALIENTE

NEW 35mm PRINT!

Plus THREE CHEERS FOR THE GIRLS

(1935, Lloyd Bacon) Everybody comes to Agua Caliente, including dancer Dolores del Rio, theater critic Pat O’Brien and gold-digging Glenda Farrell. Berkeley’s numbers include a hotel patio transformed into a bandits’ lair/saloon brawl complete with 8 horses; and “The Lady in Red.” Plus THREE CHEERS FOR THE GIRLS (1943), short compiling Berkeley numbers from Gold Diggers of 1937, The Singing Marine, etc. 35mm prints preserved by Library of Congress. Approx. 101 mins.
2:35, 6:40

“Excellent musical numbers!”
– Tony Thomas and Jim Terry, The Busby Berkeley Book