George Cukor, via Nobs & Nosh, Eating with the Beautiful People
George Cukor did exactly he as he proposed. For a May 1968 dinner he hosted at his Sunset Strip home, the star guests were two quite opposite screen legends: Mae West and Greta Garbo. They had somehow never met. Surprised that Garbo made an appearance? Don’t be. She detested the paparazzi and could be unreliable, but she circulated within the international set. Gore Vidal dryly noted that she was a "recluse about town" (via Nicky Haslam).
What did Cukor serve? Perhaps a dish from his copy of Elsie de Wolfe’s cookbook, Recipes for Successful Dining? Or, maybe something from the copy of Fashions in Foods in Beverly Hills to which he contributed and that was in his library?