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HOLLYWOOD PARTY: MOVIE SONGS 1928-1936 Comes to The Gardenia This Month

HOLLYWOOD PARTY: MOVIE SONGS 1928-1936 Comes to The Gardenia This Month

We're goin' (WEST) Hollywood! HOLLYWOOD PARTY: MOVIE SONGS 1928-1936 Friday, July 27th at 9:00pm at The Gardenia at 7066 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA. Come hear the songs from when the movies first learned to sing with the wonderful Shelly Markham at the piano. Reserve via your telephone at 323-467-7444. Dinner is served from 7:00pm-9:00pm. So, make a night of it! Hope I'll see all my West Coast buddies.

It's been 90 years since Al Jolson warned us that "You ain't heard nothin' yet!," and then burst into song in "The Jazz Singer," announcing that the Hollywood Party was on. The movie musical giddily made itself up as it went along giving us timeless tunes and stars amid the taps and two-strip technicolor. From Janet Gaynor charmingly strumming a zither and a bevy of writhing earth-scorching bathing beauties turning up the heat in 1929's "Sunny Side Up" to an unmatched peak of sophisticated artistry from Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields in "Swing Time," just seven years later, Hollywood Party remembers the first musical film stars and their songs, including beloved standards and long-forgotten tunes from songwriters De Sylva, Brown, & Henderson, Herman Hupfeld, Herb Nacio Brown, Richard Rodgers, Yip Harburg, Jay Gorney, Lorenz Hart, Richard Whiting and others writing for Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, and Bing Crosby at the beginning of their legendary film careers.

Jeff Macauley has been singing in clubs from Los Angeles to New York since 1990. Jeff was nominated for 2018, 2017 and 2016 MAC Awards for Male Vocalist and has been nominated for several cabaret awards for his shows "It Was Me: The Lyrics of Norman Gimbel," "Mr. Lucky: The Songs of Henry Mancini," and "Le Grand Tour: The Music of Michel Legrand." In 1998, Jeff received Backstage Magazine's Bistro Award for Outstanding Theme Show for "MWAH! The Dinah Shore Show" which was successfully revived in 2016 in honor of Miss Shore's centenary. "It Was Me: The Lyrics of Norman Gimbel," is also available as a studio recording at and through iTunes and Amazon.

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