Dinner at Eight — I wonder what Carlotta would have made of Google Glass?


Kitty: I was reading a book the other day.

Carlotta: Reading a book?

Kitty: Yes. It’s all about civilization or something. A nutty kind of a book. Do you know that the guy says that machinery is going to take the place of every profession?

Carlotta: Oh, my dear, that’s something you need never worry about.

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  1. Heather in Arles
    May 4, 2014

    Look up fabulous in the dictionary, this will be the definition.

    • May 4, 2014

      You are quite right! xox, V

    • May 5, 2014

      I concur!

  2. George Kaplan
    May 4, 2014

    Strange, Fabulous was precisely the word I was about to use for this scene before I saw Lady Heather’s comment! I love it! Jean and Marie are a great double act. 🙂
    I do have one question though: What is Google Glass?!

    • May 4, 2014

      A computer in a pair of spectacles. It’s like a very expensive mobile phone and a dubious fashion statement.

  3. May 4, 2014

    I love “Dinner at Eight” – it’s one of my fave Jean Harlow roles. And that exchange between Harlow and Dressler is hysterical.

    • May 6, 2014

      I have to see if I can dig out her first film, but I think she was probably marvelous in everything.

  4. May 4, 2014

    Indeed and LOL. And quote of the day ” The future masters of technology will have to be lighthearted and intelligent. The machine easily masters the grim and the dumb” Marshall McLuhan.

    • May 6, 2014

      Steve Jobs and Bill Gates…lighthearted and ??? 😉

  5. May 5, 2014

    The book I am reading was recommended to me on Heddy Hopper’s Hollywood column in the L.A.Times! It isn;’t nutty at all, it’s all about Hollywood from the inside out! It is called…. IT’S IN HIS KISS!

    • May 6, 2014

      That Heddy! What a doll!!!

  6. May 8, 2014

    As usual, I find the grand old dame in this scene is the character that makes it great. Without the support of great aging actors and actresses, these classic films just wouldn’t have their depth and staying power. Think of the aunts, played by Josephine Hull and Jean Adair in “Arsenic and Old Lace”, then “Christmas in Connecticut” with S.Z. Sakall, Henry Travers playing the guardian angel in “It’s a Wonderful Life”, and Josephine Hull and Grayce Mills in “Harvey”… the young leading men and ladies get all the glamour and attention, but it’s the older actors who deliver the best punch lines.

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