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Bandleader Paul Whiteman – the biggest name in American popular music in 1930 – leads this lavish Technicolor music and comedy revue, featuring start players John Boles, Laura LaPlante, Jeannette Loff and a young Bing Crosby, singing in the Rhythm Boys triol. The film makes for a fascinating curio: strained humor, a giant rotating stage, a bizarre animated sequence (by Walter Lantz, later of Woody Woodpecker fame) and the elephant in the room of race; the musicians are exclusively white.
Watch the movie trailer here.
The screening will be at 1:20 PM at the AFI Silver Theatre, located at 8633 Colesville Road in Silver Spring.
Join us at the Tastee Diner after the film for a late lunch and discussion. The Tastee Diner is at 8601 Cameron Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910.