RONALD COLMAN AND BENITA HUME 'DINNER PARTY RECORD' REGISTER AND SIGNED GUEST BOOK
A 'Dinner Party Record' register spanning the years from 1938 to 1943 which recorded the guests, the dates, the seating arrangements, the food served and the table decorations at numerous functions hosted by the Colmans. The couple evidently enjoyed entertaining as every page displays detailed notations handwritten by Hume, outlining all aspects of her dinner parties. Of special interest are the guests who were invited (some like the Oliviers and the Fairbanks attended almost every function!) including Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Charlie Chaplin, Miriam Hopkins, David Niven, Preston Sturges, Frank Capra, Charles Boyer, Robert Montgomery, Hedy Lamarr, Nigel Bruce, Leslie Howard, Loretta Young, Maureen O'Sullivan, Tyrone Power, Myrna Loy, Frances Marion, William Powell, Greer Garson, Fred Astaire, Aldous Huxley, Joan Fontaine, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Ida Lupino, Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Robert Taylor, Jack Benny, Bette Davis, Basil Rathbone, Norma Shearer and Adolph Menjou among countless others the Colmans counted as their friends. Also included is a guest book with autographs of many of the above mentioned people, signed when they attended the dinner parties.
11 x 9 inches