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CHARLIE CHAN: Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937)

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THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
Rita Hayworth
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nee Margarita Cansino
Rita Cansino (nee Margarita Cansino)
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With The Dahlias Named for Her

    Maven has come across a double-link to the Charlie Chan Series! 
. . . .  Rita Hayworth (billed as Rita Cansino) is doing a very sultry dance in the 1935 Dante's Inferno with Spencer Tracy.  Unfortunately, Maven doesn't think it contains the entire dance because she remembers Cansino's very long hair coming undone. . . .  Just think of all those bobby pins all over the dance floor!
     "Rita Cansino" made Dante's Inferno right after she made Charlie Chan in Egypt.
     Maven has also found out the music in this clip of Rita dancing is the "Zarzuela Cubana" by Ernesto Lecuona (composer of "Siboney") that was used for Joan Woodbury's dance in Broadway.

CHINATOWN

 

Chinatown, my Chinatown,

Where the lights are low.

Hearts that know no other land,

Drifting to and fro.

Dreamy, dreamy Chinatown—

Almond eyes of brown.

Hearts are light and life seems bright

In dreamy Chinatown.

 

The version by the Mills Brothers:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMk4dSy8OhQ

 

Courtesy of www.volcano.net/~jackmeat/songs/csongs/chinatown.html.

At the beginning of the movie, Louise Henry (as Billie Burke) goes to the Chans' state room with a headache beating as hard as a bass drum in a Harlem band.
 
Wonder what she was talking about?!

My Harlem Reverie

And now for some:
 

NIGHTCLUB HISTORY

 

A glimpse at the stars of the day going to the most popular hotspots of the day: The Brown Derby and the Cocoanut Grove nightclub located within the now demolished Ambassador Hotel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0wSFrHpfcM&feature=related

 

The Cocoanut Grove Nightclub (in the Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel) from 1934. We catch glimpses of El Brendel, Gary Cooper, Richard Cromwell, Toby Wing, Sir Guy Standing, Jack Okie, Arlene Judge, Ted Fiorito and his Orchestra and Leo Carrillo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR2jLotxoQA

 

The Copacabana:  http://www.bigbandsandbignames.com/copacabana.html

 

The Cotton Club - Pearl of the Harlem Renaissance: 

http://www.1920s-fashion-and-music.com/Harlem-Renaissance-Cotton-Club.html 

The Latin Quarter:  http://www.tipsontables.com/latinquarter.html

Nightclub entertainer Cab Calloway’s St. James Infirmary in a cartoon with Betty Boop:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaZOXF83zBg

Just Cab Calloway’s St. James Infirmary section by Fleischer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBk3jwNSteo

Those Wonderful Nightclubs

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