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Dinner at Eight January 3, 2008

Posted by Jeff in 1929 through WWII, Labor, Legit, Movies, Theater.
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Marie Dressler

Marie Dressler, as Carlotta Vance, gives what may be the greatest doubletake in the history of American cinema.


Dinner at Eight (1933) was based on a Broadway play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, adapted by Frances Marion and Herman J. Mankiewicz, produced by David O. Selznick and directed by George Cukor.

Dressler was a founding member of the Actors Equity Association, and she’s a lead character in my screenplay, Equity, in which both Lionel and John Barrymore also make appearances.

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