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1. Musical Merry-Go-Round No. 6 (1948)

Passed | 10 min | Short, Music

Musical short featuring Les Brown's take on Strauss' "Blue Danube", Art Lund singing "Mam'sell" to a beautiful blonde, and "Sad Cowboy" while riding on a horse (!), and Tex Beneke sings "Somebody Loves Me".

Director: Jack Scholl | Stars: Martin Block, Tex Beneke, Les Brown, Art Lund

Votes: 23

2. Musical Merry-Go-Round #1 (1948)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Musical

Keenan Wynn stops by Martin Block's radio show for a chat as he spins a few records by Freddy Martin and His Orchestra.

Director: Jack Scholl | Stars: Martin Block, Freddy Martin, Freddy Martin Orchestra, Barclay Allan

Votes: 26

4. Musical Merry-Go-Round #3 (1948)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Music

Radio personality Martin Block interviews Ray Noble and Buddy Clark and introduces a few performances by Clark singing with Ray Noble and His Orchestra.

Director: Jack Scholl | Stars: Martin Block, Ray Noble, Ray Noble and His Orchestra, Buddy Clark

Votes: 60

5. Musical Merry-Go-Round #4 (1948)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Music

Virginia O'Brien visits Martin Block as he hosts a radio show devoted to Les Brown and His Band of Renown. A few numbers are heard from the band as Block gives a brief history of how they started. O'Brien also recalls her first movie song.

Director: Jack Scholl | Stars: Les Brown and His Band of Renown, Les Brown, Virginia O'Brien, Martin Block

Votes: 66

7. Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs (1936)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Music

Winners of the Lucky Stars National Dance Contest - one woman from each of the United States - are welcomed to Palm Springs. Palm Springs being the desert playground for the movie stars, ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Edmund Lowe, The Fanchonettes, The Downey Sisters, Peter Lind Hayes

Votes: 109

8. Hollywood Party (1937)

Approved | 21 min | Comedy, Short, Musical

Elissa Landi and Charley Chase host a Chinese-themed tea party near the Southern California seashore complete with musical entertainment, a fashion show, and attended by Hollywood celebrities.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Elissa Landi, Joe Morrison, Leon Errol, Al Lyons Band

Votes: 182

9. Cinema Circus (1937)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Family

Various entertainment celebrities take part in a circus performance, along with authentic acrobats and other performers of the big top.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Lee Tracy, California Collegians, Marcus Show Girls, The Fanchonettes

Votes: 48

10. Mendelssohn's Wedding March (1939)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Drama, Music

Fanciful account of how Mendelssohn came to write "The Wedding March."

Director: James A. FitzPatrick | Stars: Mary Anderson, Vernon Dent, Lou Rademan, Cosmo Sardo

Votes: 105

11. Two Hearts in Wax Time (1935)

Passed | 15 min | Musical, Fantasy, Short

A department store employee who carries mannequins tends to overindulge in alcohol. One evening after work, he sees his "coworkers" come to life in the store's display window.

Stars: Jay Eaton, Frank Hayes, Sam McDaniel, Shirley Ross

Votes: 187

12. Gypsy Night (1935)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Musical, Romance

Gypsies sing and dance around the fire while their children dream.

Directors: Josef Berne, Harold Hecht | Stars: Mary Jo Mathews, Joseph Mario, Ilia Khmara, Perry Askam

Votes: 76

13. Starlit Days at the Lido (1935)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

Basically this is a commercial for Hollywood's Lido Lounge and for MGM contract players. The Lido is a large watering hole; we visit one afternoon with an orchestra playing, all sorts of ... See full summary »

Stars: The Radio Rogues, Eddie Bartell, Jimmy Hollywood, Henry Taylor

Votes: 116

14. Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (1935)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Music

Various Hollywood performers put on a pirate-themed variety show on Catalina Island, with a number of amiable stars in the audience.

Director: Gene Burdette | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Sterling Young, The Fanchonettes, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 234

15. La Fiesta de Santa Barbara (1935)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Music

Hollywood stars participate in a Mexican-themed revue and festival in Santa Barbara. Andy Devine, the "World's Greatest Matador", engages in a bullfight with a dubious bovine supplied by ... See full summary »

Stars: Eduardo Durant's Rhumba Band, The Spanish Troubadors, Warner Baxter, Ralph Forbes

Votes: 278

16. Memories and Melodies (1935)

16 min | Short, Biography, Musical

This beautiful Technicolor short features the songs of the great American popular composer Stephen Collins Foster. Lovely antebellum costumes and atmosphere foreshadow the MGM production ... See full summary »

Director: James A. FitzPatrick | Stars: Kenny Baker, Nora Cecil, Jean Chatburn, Jesse Graves

Votes: 59

17. Hollywood on Parade (II) (1934)

8 min | Documentary, Short

Songwriter Mack Gordon introduces flagpole sitter Shipwreck Kelly, who hoists some girls aloft with him and shows them sights around Hollywood. Various stars appear in staged scenes (El ... See full summary »

Stars: Alvin 'Shipwreck' Kelly, Dorothy Round Little, El Brendel, Joe E. Brown

Votes: 6

18. Roast-Beef and Movies (1934)

Passed | 16 min | Short, Comedy, Music

A trio of amateur film makers try to persuade a group of studio executives to exhibit their new movie.

Director: Sam Baerwitz | Stars: George Givot, Curly Howard, Bob Callahan, Albertina Rasch Dancers

Votes: 204

19. Hollywood on Parade No. B-9 (1934)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

Jimmy Durante asks popular song writing team Mack Gordon and Harry Revel to demonstrate some of their songs. There is interplay with impersonator Florence Desmond, Ben Turpin, Rudy Vallee and many others.

Director: Louis Lewyn | Stars: Ted Healy, Bonnie Bonnell, Moe Howard, Curly Howard

Votes: 26

20. The Big Idea (1934)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

Ted Healy is the proprietor of the "Big Idea Scenario Company" (Ideas While You Wait). Unfortunately, various visitors to his one-room office constantly interrupt his train of thought. ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Ted Healy

Votes: 119

21. Rambling 'Round Radio Row #9 (1934)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Music

An immigrant has become a mailman on Radio Row. One of his first duties is to deliver letters to Bunny Poe, Vera Van, Ramon & Rosalie and George Jessel, each of them is doing a specialty, ... See full summary »

Stars: George Jessel, Ramon, Rosita, Vera Van

Votes: 55

22. What Price Jazz (1934)

Approved | 17 min | Short, Musical

In rhyme, a soapbox preacher, Mr. Blue Laws, enlists Mr. Public Opinion in the efforts of the Society for the Prevention of Jazz. Armed with an ax and a buckshot-shooting pistol, the two of... See full summary »

Director: Sam Baerwitz | Stars: Ted Fio Rito Orchestra, George Irving, Shirley Ross, Thelma White

Votes: 49

23. Rambling 'Round Radio Row #10 (1934)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Music

The newspaper "The Morning After associated with The Night Before" has not much to print except for its radio news. Here, some of the articles come to life, like the ones about Baby Rose ... See full summary »

Stars: Rose Marie, The Harmoniacs, Frank Novak Jr., Harriet Lee

Votes: 74

24. The Spectacle Maker (1934)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

A parable about magic glasses involving on the nature of beauty, truth, good, and evil set in 17th Century Germany with music and Glorious Technicolor.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Francis X. Bushman Jr., Nora Cecil, Harvey Clark, Cora Sue Collins

Votes: 122

25. My Grandfather's Clock (1934)

Approved | 17 min | Short, Musical

At Phwitterby-on-Thames, England, a murder has occurred and Philo Holmes and Dr. Watkins are out to investigate it. Seems as if there is a second will and changes have been made in who will... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Franklin Pangborn, Charles Judels, William Tannen, Pauline Brooks

Votes: 100

26. Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove (1934)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Music

Several members of MGM's 'galaxy of stars' attend an evening of music and a fashion show.

Director: Louis Lewyn | Stars: Leo Carrillo, The Debutantes, Eduardo Durant, Eduardo Durant's Rhumba Band

Votes: 206

27. Hollywood on Parade No. A-9 (1933)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

Portraits on the wall of Willy Pogany's studio come to life.

Director: Louis Lewyn | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Willy Pogany, Harry Green, Bebe Daniels

Votes: 32

28. Rambling 'Round Radio Row #5 (1933)

9 min | Short, Music

The Happines Boys Billy Jones and Earnie Hare are invited to a party, but separate themselves from the rest of the guests, so they can not be urged to perform. However, they are watching ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Wald | Stars: Jerry Wald, The Funnyboners, Billy Jones, Ernie Hare

Votes: 34

29. Rambling 'Round Radio Row #7 (1933)

9 min | Short

A radio salesman is trying to sell some gypsies a radio. But they have their easy to operate crystal ball, that even works as a TV. They show him how easy it works by listening to the ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Wald | Stars: Ted Pearson, Al Dary, Tito Guízar, Frank Hazard

Votes: 30

30. Rambling 'Round Radio Row #6 (1933)

9 min | Short, Comedy, Music

Host Harry Rose mixes a "cocktail" of musical acts.

Director: Jerry Wald | Stars: Jerry Wald, Harry Rose, Don Carney, Lew Conrad

Votes: 48

31. Hollywood on Parade No. A-12 (1933)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

In this short subject, performer Cliff Edwards introduces musical numbers and archival footage of various Hollywood stars, connecting them loosely with a "tribute" to theme songs -- none of... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lewyn | Stars: Cliff Edwards, Clarence Muse, Warren William, Constance Bennett

Votes: 25

32. Nertsery Rhymes (1933)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

A father tells bedtime stories to his three sons.

Director: Jack Cummings | Stars: Ted Healy, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard

Votes: 281

33. Hollywood on Parade No. B-1 (1934)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Musical