These Girls Are Fools was also released as Hell is a Place Called Hollywood (1950) and reissued in 1956, but may have been filmed in the ’40s. This is both a time capsule and an ironic oddity.
A Hollywood exploitation film about the dangers of exploitation in Hollywood. A naive girl with dreams of stardom lands her first role in a dubious “art film”. (You may want to avert your eyes during the skinny dipping sequence.) Unable to get any more film offers, she is forced to work as a nude model for cheap girlie magazines. The last session shows her in bondage with whip marks on her back to illustrate a fetishistic story. Quite daring for its time.
This was most likely made for independent theaters that ran seedy B-movies about drug addiction, prostitution, female wrestling, and so forth. This talky 20-minute short subject has been mercifully edited down to its essential scenes.