Dance Hall (1941)

Carole Landis Dance Hall

"I'm outta my mind to fall in love with a guy like you" ~ Lily "Venus" Brown

In 1941 Carole starred in the musical romance Dance Hall. She had the leading role of Lily "Venus" Brown, a beautiful lounge singer who helps a songwriter and falls in love with her boss. At the time she was under contract at 20th Century Fox. The cast includes Cesar Romero (as Lily's love interest) June Storey, William Henry, and Charles Halton. This was the first of four films she made with Cesar Romero who would become one of her closest friends. Dance Hall was based on the 1932 novel The Giant Swing by W. R. Burnett. It was directed by Irving Pichel.

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Carole and Cesar Romero

Carole Landis Dance Hall

 

Filming took place at 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles during April and May of 1941. The costumes were designed by Herschel. Carole was given top billing and Fox spent a lot of money promoting the film. She sings several songs including "There's Something In The Air" and "There's A Lull In My Life". Dance Hall was released on July 18, 1941. The movie got mixed reviews and was not a box-office hit. One reviewer said it gave Carole "the opportunity to show her vocal talents as well as her not inconsiderable charm." In 2013 one of the dresses from the film was sold at Julien's Auctions.

Carole Landis Dance Hall Autograph
An autographed photo

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Wearing gowns designed by Herschel


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