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HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD From the film "Hollywood Hotel" (1937) (Johnny Mercer / Richard Whiting) Johnny 'Scat' Davis & Frances Langford (Film Soundtrack) - 1937 Dick Powell (Film Soundtrack) - 1937 Doris Day - 1959 Anita O'Day - 1959 Sammy Davis Jr. - 1960 Johnny Mercer - 1971 Geoff Muldaur - 1976 Richie Cole - 1979 Bill Henderson - 1979 Rosemary Clooney - 1987 Also recorded by: Nancy Sinatra; Sylvia Syms; Charles Tichenor; Jim Roseveare; Don Swan; Benny Goodman & Orch. Hooray for Hollywood That screwy ballyhooey Hollywood Where any office boy or young mechanic can be a panic With just a good looking pan And any barmaid can be a star maid If she dances with or without a fan Hooray for Hollywood, Where you're terrific if you're even good Where anyone at all from Shirley Temple to Aimee Semple Is equally understood Go out and try your luck, you might be Donald Duck Hooray for Hollywood Hooray for Hollywood That phoney super-Coney Hollywood They come from Chillicothes and Paducas with their bazookas To get their names up in lights All armed with photos from local rotos With their hair in ribbon and legs in tights Hooray for Hollywood You may be homely in your neighbourhood But if you think that you can be an actor, see Mr. Factor He'll make a monkey look good Within a half an hour you'll look like Tyrone Power Hooray for Hollywood Hooray for Hollywood ***** **LYRIC VARIATIONS: Hooray for Hollywood That screwy ballyhooey Hollywood Where any office boy or young mechanic can be a panic With just a good looking pan And any shop girl can be a top girl If she pleases Mister Businessman Hooray for Hollywood Where you're terrific, if you're even good Where anyone at all from TV's Lassie to Monroe's chassis Is equally understood Go out and try your luck, you might be Donald Duck Hooray for Hollywood Hooray for Hollywood You may be homely in your neighbourhood To be an actor, see Mr. Factor He'll make your kisser look good Within a half an hour you'll look like Tyrone Power Hooray for Hollywood

    


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