If you could have dinner with seven people, dead or alive, who would they be and how would you seat them?
My number one through three people goes to the previous post and to Austin who guessed the movie: Dinner at Eight.
1. Marie Dressler, who to me epitomizes the word character actor. She was beyond brilliant in everything she played, always played to the hilt, especially in Dinner at Eight as Carlotta Vance. I am Marie in many ways, her laugh, her wit, her character, her very down to earth being. And if I could only have one person at the table, it would be Marie.
2. Lionel Barrymore
Lionel usually played the doctor or the good guy, in Dinner at Eight, above photo, he was the good husband trying to keep his shipping business afloat in 1933.
3. John Barrymore
The tortured soul, the alcoholic, whose own short life mirrored some of the tragic characters he played, especially in Dinner at Eight, where his character, the once brilliant actor is no longer.The Profile.
To break up any Debbie Downer mood John Barrymore had, I’d seat him next to Johnny Carson, my Number 4.
He had his faults (wives!) and I hear he was a perfectionist and if you crossed him, that was it (think Joan Rivers), but he had such a talent for self-deprecating humor, the best kind there is and that’s why he and Joan Rivers were so wildly successful – because they mocked themselves first and foremost.
Number 5, next to Johnny, Benjamin Franklin. Ben could certainly keep the conversation going with his quotable quotes and talk inventions to everyone. Best, if he was not having a good time at the party, he could tell everyone to go fly a kite! 🙂
Next to Ben, Number 6, should be someone from today, a women to balance out the table. I’d like to meet Adele. And I think Ben would be tickled as well. Adele seems to have that down home quality (and recently quite the potty mouth) that appeals.
That leaves number 7, to my left, an equally important position as Number 1. I’m torn about this seat position – would I want it to be someone for whom I have zero respect, even disdain for, just to be able to have a conversation, say like Hillary Clinton? No.
I’d eliminate someone in the scientific and or math field because I wouldn’t be able to keep up a conversation. I’d be smiling and nodding a lot. Sports, I love sports, but I can’t think of a soul who would like this table so far. I can’t even think of a current actor who might appeal. God knows it would NOT be Meryl Streep whose last good movie was decades ago. Today, they are all the same, Horrible.
Hey, maybe I should invite The Donald? Sure, that works for me. Let’s pen him in at the 7th spot. OK?
I’d love to ask Trump how he plans to win when the world media has him down and out. I’d love to know why he hasn’t started campaigning yet. Like when it that really going to happen? Is Melania excited about living in the White House? When will he indict Hillary???
The Next First Family?
How’d I do? I’ll serve aspic even. 🙂