Hollywood: Style Center of the World (1940)

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This short promotes the premise that movies often create a demand for the fashions seen in them. It starts with a vignette in rural America. A mother and daughter go to town to buy a new ... See full summary »

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Oliver Garver

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3 August 2009 | Michael_Elliott
MGM Promo for 1940
Hollywood: Style Center of the World (1940)

** (out of 4)

MGM short tries to teach us how styles in Hollywood eventually find their way to the mid-West but instead it turns out to be just another promo for several of their features. The film starts off with a woman wanting her dad to buy her a dress that looks like the one Joan Crawford wore in SUSAN AND GOD. We then get the narrator explaining how modern women can wear what their favorite actresses do on the big screen. Clips from NEW MOON, ANDY HARDY MEETS DEBUTANTE and THE MORTAL STORM are just a few that we see. The "story" here is pretty weak and the previews themselves aren't all that entertaining considering they're just chopped down versions of the trailer. The strangest part of the film is when we get a clips from the latest Dr. Gillespie and Tarzan flicks but they certainly don't show any "fashion" that women would want to copy.

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