Dinner at Eight - 1933
Movie: Dinner at Eight - 1933
Director: George Cukor
Synopsis: Millicent Jordan (Billie Burke) is pre-occupied with the plans she is making for a dinner party for members of the British high society. Her husband Oliver (Lionel Barrymore) is in failing health and worried about the future of his shipping business. Hoping to get financial help from wily businessman Dan Packard (Wallace Beery), he persuades Millicent to invite him and his wife Kitty (Jean Harlow) to the party. Unbeknownst to her parents, their daughter Paula (Madge Evans) is having an affair with aging alchohlic actor Larry Renault (John Barrymore). As the party approaches, the plot thickens.
Top: Kitty - at home lounging in bed, where she seems to spend alot of time, receives a phone call from Mrs.Oliver Jordan inviting she and her husband to dinner.
Botton: When her "extra man" bows out with pneumonia at the last minute, Millicent tries to find a movie star as a replacement. The only one she's ever met is Larry Renault. Larry receives an unexpected phone call, reminding him that they had met in Antibe, and extending a last minute dinner invitation for that night.
Top: The overdone luxurious headboard is embellished with the initials K and P, done in stuffed fabric with curls and a vine motif. The P is backward, allowing it to create a symmetrical curve, and an almost abstract design element.
Bottom: Larry's smoking jacket has an elaborate crest, with a lions head atop a decorative border, and his initials - LR - inside.
Contributed by: Karen Johnson and EmbroideryArts