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Hollywood: Style Center of the World

This short promotes the premise that movies often create a demand for the fashions seen in them. It starts with a vignette in rural America. A mother and daughter go to town to buy a new dress. In the dress shop window is a designer dress worn by Joan Crawford in a recent movie. We then go to Hollywood and visit Adrian, MGM's chief of costume design, and see how multiple copies of a single clothing pattern are produced. The film ends with short segments of several MGM features.

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Hollywood: Style Center of the World Cast

Name Character
Laurence Olivier He was 33, 82 years old when he died as Himself
Joan Crawford She was 36, 73 years old when she died as Herself
Clark Gable He was 39, 59 years old when he died as Himself
Greta Garbo She was 34, 84 years old when she died as Herself
James Stewart He was 32, 89 years old when he died as Himself
Ann Sothern She was 31, 92 years old when she died as Herself
Judy Garland She was 17, 47 years old when she died as Herself
Ilona Massey She was 29, 64 years old when she died as Herself
Lew Ayres He was 31, 88 years old when he died as Himself
William Powell He was 47, 91 years old when he died as Himself
Cecilia Parker She was 26, 79 years old when she died as Herself
Myrna Loy She was 34, 88 years old when she died as Herself
Vivien Leigh She was 26, 53 years old when she died as Herself
Nelson Eddy He was 38, 65 years old when he died as Himself
Mickey Rooney He was 19, 93 years old when he died as Himself
Ann Rutherford She was 22, 94 years old when she died as Herself
Fredric March He was 42, 77 years old when he died as Himself
Robert Taylor He was 28, 57 years old when he died as Himself
Frank Morgan He was 49, 59 years old when he died as Himself
Groucho Marx He was 49, 86 years old when he died as Himself
Hedy Lamarr She was 25, 85 years old when she died as Herself
Lionel Barrymore He was 62, 76 years old when he died as Himself
May McAvoy She was 40, 84 years old when she died as Saleslady
Harpo Marx He was 51, 75 years old when he died as Himself
Maureen O'Sullivan She was 29, 87 years old when she died as Herself
Jeanette MacDonald She was 36, 61 years old when she died as Herself
Spencer Tracy He was 40, 67 years old when he died as Himself
Greer Garson She was 35, 91 years old when she died as Herself
Robert Young He was 33, 91 years old when he died as Himself
Norma Shearer She was 37, 80 years old when she died as Herself
Lewis Stone He was 60, 73 years old when he died as Himself
Bruce Cabot He was 36, 68 years old when he died as Himself
Fay Holden She was 46, 79 years old when she died as Herself
Wallace Beery He was 55, 64 years old when he died as Himself
Claudette Colbert She was 36, 92 years old when she died as Herself
Johnny Weissmuller He was 35, 79 years old when he died as Himself
George Lessey He was 64, 71 years old when he died as Mary's Father
Eleanor Powell She was 27, 69 years old when she died as Herself
Frank Whitbeck He was 57, 81 years old when he died as Narrator
Ann Morriss She was 20, 74 years old when she died as Mary
Chico Marx He was 53, 74 years old when he died as Himself
Rosalind Russell She was 32, 69 years old when she died as Herself
Adrian He was 37, 56 years old when he died as Himself

Hollywood: Style Center of the World Crew

Name Department
David Snell as Music. He was 42 (69) years old when He died Sound
Jackson Rose as Cinematography. He was 53 (69) years old when He died Crew
Jack Ruggiero as Editor. He was 30 (78) years old when He died Editing
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Hollywood: Style Center of the World (82 years)

  • Release day: Wednesday, May 29, 1940
  • Runtime: 11 minutes