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Pick a Decade and Nine People for Your Dinner Party

Let's play a game. Pick a decade and nine people (you are the tenth) who you want to invite to your dinner party.

by Anonymousreply 36June 5, 2023 12:31 AM

I'll start. 1990's

Actor Gregory Peck

Actress Katharine Hepburn

Tenor Nicolai Gedda

Soprano Montserrat Caballé

Author Kazuo Ishiguro

Scientist Carl Sagan

Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter

Professor Condoleezza Rice

General Colin Powell

by Anonymousreply 1March 9, 2023 2:45 AM

R1 = OP

by Anonymousreply 2March 9, 2023 2:45 AM

My decade? 5010 BC

My guests:









Barney Rubble

by Anonymousreply 3March 9, 2023 2:52 AM

[quote] Professor Condoleezza Rice, General Colin Powell

Hopefully to tell them to fuck the fuck off before even the first course is served for aiding and abetting stupid George W. Bush's lies.

But be sure to thank Condoleezza for 9/11. Her incompetence made it possible!

by Anonymousreply 4March 9, 2023 2:56 AM

R4 LOL. Too funny and true.

At this time, General Powell was probably contemplating running for president. Rice was the Soviet specialist who helped transform the USSR to Russia.

What is your list?

by Anonymousreply 5March 9, 2023 3:00 AM





Sue Ann







by Anonymousreply 6March 9, 2023 3:03 AM

R6 Cute.

by Anonymousreply 7March 9, 2023 3:14 AM


Buster Keaton

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Zelda Fitzgerald

Greta Garbo



Josephine Baker

Duke Ellington

Tallulah Bankhead

by Anonymousreply 8March 9, 2023 3:20 AM

R8 Good choices!

by Anonymousreply 9March 9, 2023 3:25 AM

You wouldn’t be intimidated by your guests, r8?

by Anonymousreply 10March 9, 2023 3:28 AM

I'd pick the 60s.

I'd start with U Thant, who was the U.N. Secretary General. I think he was only the second. I just think he'd have some good tales to tell.

Then I'd pick Joan Bennett, because I think she'd have a lot of stories about her stint as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard on "Dark Shadows."

My next guest would be Albert Schweitzer, because I've alway been aware that he was an important person, so this would be a chance to learn why.

Next would be Malcolm X, because I'd love to hear him tell his own story. Then there's Grayson Hall, an excellent actress who ended up being mostly known as Barnabas's PCP on Dark Shadows, though I think she also made waves playing a lesbian.

How could I pass. on Alexandra Moltke, the original Victoria Winters on Dark Shadows, and the "other woman" in the Klaus Von Bulow trial.

I couldn't resist having Ho Chi Minh as the next guest, giving him a chance to tell the American people his side of the story.

For my last guest, it's kind of tough. I really would like to choose Totie Fields, but Jerry Lacy's portrayal of Rev. Trask on Dark Shadows really fascinated me.

by Anonymousreply 11March 9, 2023 3:30 AM

[quote] My guests:

[quote] Trog

[quote] Darg

[quote] Grall

[quote] Thuk

[quote] Zundar

[quote] Dwerp

[quote] Bom-bom

[quote] Zoog

This is a list of possible names for my next baby boy!

by Anonymousreply 12March 9, 2023 3:31 AM

I'd pick the current decade:

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, Bernard Arnault, Martha Stewart, Prince William and Kate.

by Anonymousreply 13March 9, 2023 3:43 AM

R10 Yes but it would still be fascinating!

by Anonymousreply 14March 9, 2023 3:44 AM

R8 Could we squeeze in Picasso, Gloria Swanson and Coco Chanel?

by Anonymousreply 15March 9, 2023 3:49 AM


Anthony Perkins

Tab Hunter


Rock Hudson

Truman Capote

Andy Warhol

Richard Chamberlain

Noel Coward

Roy Cohn

by Anonymousreply 16March 9, 2023 3:50 AM



Michael Alig

Tom Cruise

Heather Locklear

Brett Easton Ellis

Jackie Collins

Anna Wintour

Anthony Kiedis

Olivia Newton John

by Anonymousreply 17March 9, 2023 6:28 AM


Aaron Copland Frank Lloyd Wright John Steinbeck Adrian Dior Lillian Hellman Judy Garland Eleanor Roosevelt Tallulah Bankhead

by Anonymousreply 18March 9, 2023 9:36 AM


Aaron Copland, Frank Lloyd Wright, John Steinbeck, Adrian, Dior, Lillian Hellman, Judy Garland, Eleanor Roosevelt, Tallulah Bankhead

by Anonymousreply 19March 9, 2023 9:38 AM


Andrew Lloyd Webber

Patti LuPone

Glenn Close

Faye Dunaway

Kevin Anderson

Sarah Brightman

Frank Rich

Billy Wilder

Nancy Olson

I don’t know what I’m serving them yet but all I’m eating is popcorn!

by Anonymousreply 20March 9, 2023 11:05 AM


Stevie Nicks

Mikhail Baryshnikov


Paul Lynde

Steve Martin

Grace Jones

Liza Minnelli

Truman Capote

Bea Arthur

by Anonymousreply 21March 9, 2023 11:11 AM

Y'all have some good and interesting choices

by Anonymousreply 22March 9, 2023 1:13 PM


Astronaut Sally Ride

News anchor Connie Chung

Soprano Leontyne Price

Actress Audrey Hepburn

Politician John B. Anderson

Author Tom Wolfe

Actor LeVar Burton

Personality Alex Trebek

Scientist James Watson

by Anonymousreply 23March 22, 2023 12:54 AM

R17 My 1980's list is better than yours

by Anonymousreply 24March 22, 2023 12:55 AM

No one else?

by Anonymousreply 25March 25, 2023 2:56 PM

The Madonna list makes me want to vomit

by Anonymousreply 26March 25, 2023 3:05 PM



Courtney Love

John Waters

Alexander McQueen

Sandra Bernhard

Whoopi Goldberg

Jeff Goldblum

Henry Rollins

Sharon Stone

by Anonymousreply 27March 25, 2023 3:14 PM

R27 sounds obnoxious if I am being honest.

by Anonymousreply 28March 25, 2023 3:15 PM

Lol R28 Thanks for letting me know you wouldn't have fun at the party I didn't invite you to.

by Anonymousreply 29March 25, 2023 3:21 PM

Late 60s - The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

by Anonymousreply 30March 25, 2023 3:26 PM

1970s (I'd invite 10; with my boyfriend and me it would total 12, or two tables of six, which I consider the perfect number for a dinner party)

Woody Allen

Robby Benson

Kelly Bishop

Jill Clayburgh

Andrew Crispo

Andrew Holleran

Diane Keaton

Larry Kramer

Paul Mazursky

Linda Ronstadt

by Anonymousreply 31March 25, 2023 8:10 PM

1980s (like '89)


Phil Donahue

Roger Ebert

Phyllis Diller

Russell Johnson

Alan Hale Jr.

Dawn Wells

Roxie Roker

John Ritter

Joyce Dewitt

by Anonymousreply 32March 26, 2023 7:48 PM


Robert Kennedy

John Glen

Richard Burton

Alex Haley

Vladimir Nabokov

Leontyne Price

Princess Grace

Chien-Shiung Wu

Indira Gandhi

by Anonymousreply 33March 30, 2023 2:37 AM


by Anonymousreply 34June 4, 2023 5:43 PM

R33, I’m a big fan of Leontyne. Why did you pick her. I was going to add her to my list. But she’s in the wrong decade.

by Anonymousreply 35June 5, 2023 12:12 AM

R35 No she is not. Leontyne made her Met debut in 1961. By 1965, she was getting paid same as Callas, Sutherland, Nilsson, and Tebaldi.

by Anonymousreply 36June 5, 2023 12:31 AM
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