Luncheon for Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw at the MGM studio restaurant, March 1933

Shaw flew to Hollywood from the Hearst Ranch in San Simeon, where he and his wife had been guests for several days. He was shown around the MGM lot by Marion Davies, who acted as host, visiting the sets of When Ladies Meet and Dinner At Eight (Chaplin accompanying them). Others present at the lunch were Louis B. Mayer, Clark Gable, William Randolph Hearst, John Barrymore, Harry Crocker, and Una Merkel. Chaplin & Shaw spent much of the meal discussing Japanese theater. The two first met in 1931 during Chaplin’s world tour.

L-R: CC, Shaw, Davies, Louis B. Mayer, & Clark Gable
CC, Davies, and Shaw

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