Lillian Roth photographed by Otto Dyar, 1931.
Lillian Roth and Dennis King in The Vagabond King (1930)
Pre code beauty Lillian Roth
original caption : Lillian Roth, who sings “Hot, Blue and Mean”, has just arrived in Hollywood to play and sing a role in The Love Parade, the talking screen’s first original operetta, which Ernst Lubitsch will direct. Miss Roth is a Boston girl who has been on the stage and screen since five. She was in vaudeville with her sister for several years but came into greatest prominence when she was discovered by Earl Carroll and given a featured role in his Vanities of 1928. Later she was placed under contract by Florenz Ziegfeld and sang on the New Amsterdam Roof. Miss Roth joins a cast in Paramount’s The Love Parade starring Maurice Chevalier, with Jeanette McDonald and Lupino Lane in featured roles.