This image above was a nice surprise to bump into during my research. It’s not often you find a cream chow, much less one with a pre- 1950’s starlet.
It was Raquel who inspired Groucho’s classic line,
“I could dance with you until the cows came home. On second thought, I’d rather dance with the cows until you came home.”
At time marker 2:41 you can see Raquel Torres in Duck Soup and hear the famous line
A half-German half-Mexican woman born in Hermosillo, Mexico, she grew up in Hollywood. She played a Polynesian beauty in White Shadows in the South Seas (1928), a silent film shot in Tahiti which was Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer‘s first feature fully synchronized with music and effects…featuring the very first ROAR of the MGM lion.