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Jazz Cocktails Hollywood rhythm: Paramount Musical Shorts; 2.

In this collection of musical shorts some ofthe greatest names in jazz are presented in some oftheir earliest filmed performances. Featuring DukeEllington, Artie Shaw, Fats Waller, Cab Calloway,and Bing Crosby who bends the definition of jazz tocroon three ballads. Perhaps the gem of this filmhowever is Office Blues in which a pre-stardom,pre-Astaire Ginger Rogers cavorts in an Art Decoextravaganza. Contents: Office blues (1930) /Ginger Rogers -- Cab Calloway's Hi-De-Ho (1934) /Cab Calloway -- Artie Shaw's Class in Swing (1939)/ Artie Shaw -- Dream House (1932) / Bing Crosby ;directed by Mack Sennett -- Black and Tan Fantasy(1929) / Duke Ellington, Fredi Washington, ArthurWhetsol -- Makers of Melody (1929) / RichardRodgers, Lorenz Hart -- Ain't Misbehavin' (1941) /Fats Waller.