Thursday, July 3, 2008

Mickey Katz With Spike Jones

video a scene from Variety Girl, made in 1947. Mickey Katz is the bald-headed clarinetist and he displays his famous "glugging" vocal sound effect. DeForest Kelly (Bones of Star Trek) is seen at the opening.
Practically the entire talent roster of Paramount Pictures lent their services to this all-star musical, made to benefit the Variety Club children's charity. Two young women with dreams of stardom come to Hollywood and work their way onto the studio's lot, running into such stars as Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, Ray Milland, Alan Ladd, Barbara Stanwyck, Paulette Godard, Dorothy Lamour, Burt Lancaster, William Holden, Pearl Bailey, Sunny Tufts and even Cecil B. DeMille.
Very entertaining film. Fast-paced and funny! Mary Hatcher is wonderful - too bad she didn't make more films! Don't miss this one!

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