G | | Comedy, Musical, Romance
The initials of the fictional Monumental Pictures' owner, R.F. Simpson, are a reference to Arthur Freed. R.F. Simpson also uses one of Freed's frequent expressions when he says that he "cannot quite visualize it" and has to see it on film first, referring to ... ...
This is Dora Bailey, ladies and gentlemen, talking to you from the front of the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. What a night, ladies and gentlemen, what a night! Every star in Hollywood's heaven is here to make Monumental Pictures' premiere of "The ...
The theatre where Vitaphone is playing has a wedge shaped marquee, with milk glass readerboards and blank letters. Trapezoidal Moderne marquees didn't show up until 1935/36, wedge shaped marquees showed up later than trapezoids, and illuminated readerboards with silhouette letters even later than that, so although typical of the early1950s era in which the movie was filmed, it's otherwise at least a decade ahead of the late 1920s era in which the story is taking place.