Star Reporter in Hollywood Number Two
10 22 1937 (possible release date)
Time: 8 min. 33 seconds
The Star Reporter in Hollywood was a series of short subjects produced by Paramount Pictures in the 1930s. Its purpose was to introduce new talent, and it was hosted by Ted Husing, the star reporter.
The information we have on this short is contradictory. The credits of the film we saw was only partially correct. The credits read "David Holt, Louis Prima, the Sons of the Pioneers and Quinlan Juvenile Singers" while the film actually introduced (in order of appearance) The Sons of the Pioneers, The Boswell Sisters, Yasha Bunchuk and His Cossack Choir and, finally, Louis Prima. The date was blurred. It could have been either 1936 or 1937.
• Soundtrack (complete)
Ted Husing (reporter)
Sons of the Pioneers
The Boswell Sisters
Yasha Bunchuk and his Cossack Choir
Not in this short:
Quinlan Juvenile Singers
Ted Husing introduces the Sons of the Pioneers who sing "Way Out There." Next up are the Boswell Sisters who perform "Heebie Jeebies". Then Ted Husing told the story behind "Massachusetts", written by Yasha Bunchuk because his Cossack Choir was fascinated by the name of the state. Finally, Louis Prima and his band play "Chinatown, My Chinatown."
NOTE: Another short we have not found:
10/15/1937 FD The Star Reporter in Hollywood (Headliner Series) Paramount 11 minutes.
In his role of star reporter, Ted Husing covers the Hollywood scene to dig up the latest talent. In a studio he discovers David Holt, the young dramatic actor with a real talent as a song and dance man. Husing then introduces the Sons of the Pioneers, the cowboys singing the western songs. They are then seen in their native setting. Following these are the Quinlan Juvenile Singers, a bevy of girls who do some effective choral singing. The finale presents Louis Prima, the hot trumpeter with his orchestra.