Dinner at Eight (1933)
When Leone and Geoffrey take a smoke break during a theater intermission, the facade of a theater across the street is covered by a large electric sign advertising "Dinner at Eight".
Shirley MacLaine's character (Mae) is seen admiring a photo of Jean Harlow on a poster advertising "Dinner at Eight" in a hotel lobby.
Still of John Barrymore from the suicide scene is on shelf above the record player.
Mentioned that George Cukor directed it
The episode title refers to the 1933 film Dinner at Eight.
May mentions a Jean Harlow movie where she's making a "flap" about dinner.
Characters in the 1999 film, set in 1938, are producing the play Dinner at Eight, and at one point one of them asks "Didn't you see the movie?"
one-sheet poster displayed
wax figure of Jean Harlow is shown.
Domestic comedic scene with Beery and Harlow
Part of compilation film
features clips from this film.
This film is #85 on the list.
A scene from this film is shown.
Clips shown to illustrate points
The film even bills itself as a parody in the opening titles.
When Barrymore stages his fake death scene, he arranges the couch and lamp for maximum impact, parodying his similar scene in the earlier film.