Hooray for Hollywood

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Johnny Mercer

John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) was an American lyricist, songwriter and singer. Mercer was also a co-founder of Capitol Records. more »

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


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