Partners at LaMaze*

18 Mar

* The “cafe”/restaurant/nightclub, not the natural childbirth technique.

The partners were:

Errol and Lili
Dolores and Cedric
Marlene and Gilbert(?)
Howard and Frances

March 18, 1936

Louella O. Parsons
Los Angeles Examiner

Errol Flynn, Lili Damita, Gilbert Roland, Marlene Dietrich, Dolores Del Rio and Cedric Gibbons at the Cafe LaMaze in a party; at a nearby table Howard Hughes and Frances Drake.*

* The actress, not the explorer.

— Gentleman Tim


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  1. shangheinz

    March 26, 2021 at 7:35 am

    Lamazing lead, Headwaiter Tim. La Maze was also the Battling Bogarts‘ favourite waterhole or shall we say battleground. One night an overall fistfight ensued, Bogart dove under a table only to find David Niven and his wife already hiding there. But Mrs. Bogart ,Mayo, was missing. When asked where she was, Bogey replied stoney faced:“No worry, she can handle herself.“

    • Gentleman Tim

      March 27, 2021 at 5:09 pm

      thank you, pardner, for the extra mayo. the battling bogies were right up there (or was it right down there) with the fighting flynns. “Sluggy” and Tiger Lil could have been quite a tag team.

      “Drinking binges led to arguments that were so volatile, the two became known as the “Battling Bogarts” by the press. According to Portland Monthly, the pair were caught “drunkenly firing guns in the middle of the night” during a World War II USO tour. It’s even been reported that Methot stabbed Bogart in the shoulder at one point.”… %1$s&ampshare=

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