Grand Hotel (1932)

97½EPISODE # 13:  In this Best Picture Oscar winner from 1932, a drunk doctor, an eccentric ballerina, a jewel thief, a businessman, his mistress and a dying bookkeeper all cross paths in the finest (fictional) hotel in Europe, the Grand Hotel.
James and Lara are joined by Audience of One Lou Lazzara (celebrity makeup artist) to talk about Garbo’s glamorous lighting, the collective star power of so many icons, Joan Crawford’s famous mouth, and lots more in the first film to feature overlapping storylines. Tell everyone you want to be alone, fall back on some satin sheets in an all-white Art Deco bedroom, and check yourself in to GRAND HOTEL.