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Great but rather disturbing.
Great because it's fun to see the stars and semi stars doing something different. Disturbing because of the Spanish/Mexican references that are all a jumble. It's all in misguided fun. I do wonder what Leo Carillo, a very proud MexicanAmerican was feeling during this? His fake Mexican accent made for this frivolity must have chafed. Even though he often played "real" Mexicans in his films with such accents he understood they were movie roles and he had to do it. Maybe I'm kind of sensitive as a person of Latin descent. What can I do?I suppose the stars didn't much like doing this either but then I don't think they were there for the entire shoot. Gary Cooper is on camera for 15 seconds, Gilbert Roland and others for even less. Keaton probably endured because MGM pretty much ruined his career and limited his originality and was maybe glad to get some kind of screen time no matter how silly. The Ted Healy bit was pretty funny with it's 3 Stooges type physical comedy...minus the 3 boys. I understand things must be viewed as products of their time and I do view them like that but it is hard to dismiss some things..
Gary Cooper, Ida Lupino, Buster Keaton, Judy Garland, Andy Devine, Robert Taylor and so many others. Just great entertainment. Here is a bunch of big name actors and nobody is being the diva. Wow, now that is refreshing. Makes it a pleasure to watch as no one is trying to upstage anyone. I love this short and watch it every time it is on TCM.
La Fiesta de Santa Barbara (1935)
Fascinating short film, wonderfully filmed in Technicolor. Great cameo appearances by movie stars of the time. Fine narration. Fun and entertaining.Notable for a very early appearance of Judy Garland as one of the Gumm Sisters.
FUN with the STARS
Well, the studios spared no expense even in the "shorts". Star-studded and full of pagentry! Big name stars such as Ida Lupino, Gary Cooper and even little Judy Garland singing with her sisters! Real stars with real talent, definately not like the one dimentional stars of today. You would never see Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise or Angelina Jolie doing something of this caliber. It did seem the narrator was puposely mispronouncing the names of the Mexican customs, but it ws still a pleasure to watch.