Broadway Ballyhoo (1935)
23min · Short, Musical · 28 December 1935
Three barkers for a NYC sightseeing bus lament the lack of customers. They sing "What the Heck's the Matter with New York," then - using a megaphone as a viewing scope - show the gathered crowd scenes at three nightclubs. At The Casino Theatre, four couples in tuxedos dance in unison, then we watch a vaudeville routine of a young women and an old man. At the Parakeet Club, four couples dance acrobatically. At the Devil's Den, Harlem's hottest spot, Avis Andrews sings "Roll Jordan." A mildly drunk man follows a woman to Hyde and Burrill's Music Store where she sings and he comically accompanies her on several stringed instruments. Will tourists finally want the bus tour?
- Written by