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Florence Desmond
Hollywood Party (VAR66)

Florence Desmond was most famous during the 1930s for her accurate and witty impressions of famous film and stage stars of the day. She also had a radio programme which lead to her recording of "Hollywood Party". As well as impersonations, she was a performer in her own right with numerous film appearances and excellent vocal interpretations of such songs as She had to go and lose it at the Astor.

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Introduction by John Watt
Hollywood Party:
(Impersonations of Janet Gaynor, Zazu Pitts, Jimmy Durante, Greta Garbo, Tallulah Bankhead, Marlene Dietrich, Gracie Fields, Marie Dressler)
Cigarettes, Cigars
More Impersonations:
(Impersonations of Marlene Dietrich, Tallulah Bankhead, Greta Garbo)
A Hollywood Bridge Game:
(Impersonations of Jimmy Durante, Zazu Pitts, Lupe Velez, Mae West)
Mae Time
Kiss me Dear
Be Yourself
A British Mother's Big Flight
Public Sweetheart No1
In Love Again:
(Impersonations of Bing Crosby, Elizabeth Bergner)
She had to go and lose it at the Astor
Mr Jones
Rehearsal for the Troops:
(Impersonations of Leslie Henson, Ciceley Courtneidge,
Alice Delysia, Bette Davis, Frances Day)

Haven't I seen You before?
A Lady in Waiting
Oh! What a surprise for the Duce
Deepest Shelter in Town
Mademoiselle l'Amour
How did He look?<

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