Hollywood Boulevard (1936 film)

Hollywood Boulevard (1936) is a comedy film directed by Robert Florey and released by Paramount Pictures.[1]

Hollywood Boulevard
Directed byRobert Florey
Written byFaith Thomas
Max Marcin
Marguerite Roberts
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 21, 1936 (1936-08-21)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited States


The film portrays, in a comic expose of gossip magazines of the time, has-been actor John Blakeford (Halliday) agreeing to write his memoirs for magazine publisher Jordan Winston (Gordon).

When Blakeford's daughter, Patricia (Hunt), asks him to desist for the sake of his ex-wife, Carlotta Blakeford (Marsh), he attempts to break his contract with Winston.


John HallidayJohn Blakeford
Marsha HuntPatricia Blakeford
Robert CummingsJay Wallace
C. Henry GordonJordan Winslow
Esther RalstonFlora Moore
Esther DaleMartha
Frieda InescortAlice Winslow
Albert ContiSanford - Trocadero Manager
Thomas E. JacksonDetective
Oscar ApfelDr. Inslow
Purnell PrattMr. Steinman
Irving BaconGus - Trocadero Bartender
Richard PowellPete Moran
Rita La RoyNella
Francis X. BushmanDirector, Desert Scene
Maurice CostelloDirector
Betty CompsonBetty
Mae MarshCarlotta Blakeford
Charles RayCharlie Smith, Assistant Director
Herbert RawlinsonManager of Grauman's
Jane NovakMrs. Steinman
Bryant WashburnRobert Martin
Jack MulhallActor at Trocadero Bar
Creighton HaleActor at Trocadero Bar
Roy D'ArcyThe Sheik
Jack MowerFrank Stucky - Director
Frank MayoActor at Trocadero Bar
Harry MyersActor at Trocadero Bar
Mabel ForrestMother at Chinese Theatre
Tom KennedyBouncer at Pago Pago
Pat O'MalleyPago Pago Patron
Lois KentLittle Girl at Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Eleanore Whitneypatron at Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Evelyn BrentUndetermined Role (scenes deleted)
Louise BrooksUndetermined Role (scenes deleted)
William Farnum(scenes deleted)
Alice LakeUndetermined Role (scenes deleted)
Florence LawrenceUndetermined Role (scenes deleted)
Harold LloydHarold Lloyd - Cameo Appearance (scenes deleted)
Rosemary ThebyUndetermined Role (scenes deleted)
Dorothy WilsonUndetermined Role (scenes deleted)
William BaileyTrocadero Patron (uncredited)
Bobby BarberMan with Gong (uncredited)
Edmund BurnsPago Pago Patron (uncredited)
Edward CecilButler (uncredited)
Ethel ClaytonMinor role (uncredited)
Ruth CliffordNurse (uncredited)
Gary CooperGary Cooper- Actor at Trocadero Bar (uncredited)
Edgar DearingMotorcycle Cop (uncredited)
William DesmondPago Pago Patron (uncredited)
Ellen DrewTerry Ray - Casting Office Secretary (uncredited)
Lowell DrewDoorman at Trocadero (uncredited)
Eddie DunnGrip (uncredited)
Ann EversMinor Role (uncredited)
Hyman FinkSnapshot Hymie (uncredited)
Jerry FletcherVendor (uncredited)
James FordPago Pago Patron (uncredited)
Margaret HarrisonPago Pago Patron (uncredited)
Robert HomansGray (uncredited)
Margaret MannWoman in Casting Office (uncredited)


The casting was announced in June 1936.[2] Many former silent era actors had small roles.[3]


  1. Hollywood Boulevard Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 3, Iss. 25, (Jan 1, 1936): 152.
  2. Scenes from Newsreel Used as Film 'Sets' Chicago Daily Tribune 3 June 1936: 23.
  3. A Town Called Hollywood Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times 28 June 1936: C1.
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