Fresh From Paris (November 27, 1955)
Released on November 27, 1955: (running time 1 hour and 12 minutes) Paris Follies was the original title of this romantic musical filmed entirely in the Moulin Rouge nightclub in Hollywood.
Produced by Bernard Tabakin
Directed by Leslie Goodwins
Written by Milton Lazarus
The Actors: Forrest Tucker (Dan Bradley, show producer), Margaret Whiting (Margaret Walton, star soloist), Dick Wesson (Chuck Russell), Martha Hyer (Ruth Harmon, scenic designer), Barbara Whiting (Barbara Walton), Lloyd Corrigan (Alfred Gaylord), Wally Cassell (Harry, stage manager), Fluff Charlton (Taffy Charlton), James Ferris (Jim), William Henry (Wendell Gaylord), The Sportsmen Quartet (themselves), Frank Parker (Frank Parker, singer), Gurney Bell (member of The Sportsmen Quartet), Bill Days (member of The Sportsmen Quartet), Jay Meyer (member of The Sportsmen Quartet), Martin Sperzel (member of The Sportsmen Quartet), Frank De Vol and His Orchestra (themselves, musicians)
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The Sunset and Vine Moulin Rouge Theatre-Restaurant show
Frank Sennes was born in Warren, Ohio in 1903, and after high school he began booking entertainment acts in Ohio and Pennsylvania. When he was twenty-seven years old he moved to Hollywood where he became the manager of the Hollywood Gardens nightclub, giving pinup model Betty Grable her first big booking.
In 1949 he moved to Las Vegas to take over the entertainment end of a new hotel being built called the Desert Inn. In 1953, on Sunset Boulevard, east of Vine Street, Frank Sennes and his brothers opened the largest nightclub, restaurant and show lounge in America, and named it the Moulin Rouge, in homage to the famous Paris show club. For $5.50 each, 1,250 people could enjoy a complete deluxe full-course dinner, dance to the finest orchestra music, and then enjoy a lavish Paris-style stage show. It was estimated that more than fifty million people enjoyed an evening at his nightclub before it closed in 1960.
Two years after opening, producer Bernard Tabakin filmed this movie inside the nightclub. There is a light-hearted plot tying several of the performers and a couple of actors into a story, but the heart of the movie is the stage show, performed by several of the headlining stars of 1955.
Margaret Whiting was a recording star at Columbia Records, and Frank Parker was a well-known singer on popular radio programs. The Sportsmen Quartet sang on many radio programs also, but they are best remembered for their appearances on the Jack Benny comedy show. Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter drizzled over it and enjoy the show.
Frank Sennes Moulin Rouge nightclub
Barbara Whiting sings for Forrest Tucker
Dick Wesson and Barbara Whiting
Forrest Tucker, Dick Wesson and Frank Parker
Forrest Tucker, Martha Hyer and Margaret Whiting
Forrest Tucker and Martha Hyer
Forrest Tucker and Wally Cassell
James Ferris and Dick Wesson
Lloyd Corrigan and Forrest Tucker
Lloyd Corrigan, Martha Hyer and Forrest Tucker
William Henry and Lloyd Corrigan
Lloyd Corrigan and Wally Cassell
Margaret Whiting singing
Martha Hyer and Forrest Tucker
Martha Hyer and Forrest Tucker
The Sportsmen Quartet
Wally Cassell and Forrest Tucker
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