Tuesday, November 13, 2012

More short notices

I've mentioned What Price Hollywood? several times in the past, and it's airing again tonight at 8:00 PM as part of the second night of Constance Bennett's turn as TCM's Star of the Month. Slightly more interesting is that TCM's online schedule page suggests that none of tonight's Bennett movies is available on DVD, so you're going to have to catch them all tonight.

Immediately preceding What Price Hollywood?, just after 7:45 PM, is Fashion's Mirror, which is a 1930 one-reeler from Vitaphone. Warner Bros./Vitaphone were making a lot fo one-reelers during the early years of sound movies, most of which look fairly creak today, although some of them are at least mildly interesting for their historical documentation of the way things were (or the music) back in the day. This one, which I haven't seen before, apparently involves a no-good son putting on a fashion show to help out his father's business.

The other short, which concludes tonight's proceedings, is Toyland Casino, which TCM's schedule lists as starting at 5:39 AM, early tomorrow morning. Another one that I haven't seen, this is listed as a two-reel yourh talent show. I have to admit that it doesn't sound terribly appealing, but I'm sure there are people who will find it interesting.

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