Famous People at Romanoff’s

When British movie director-producer William Powell met Armenian writer Michael Arlen at Romanoff’s restaurant in Hollywood, he told the writer that he considered his novel “Man’s Mortality” a much neglected book. Arlen agreed with him but “didn’t seem to be depressed about it. He was a rather smart-looking man and dining with a smart-looking woman, both of them carefully dressed,” wrote Powell in his autobiography “A Life in Movies”. He added: “I didn’t tell him I was proud to meet the young author of “Venture”, “Piracy”, “These Charming People”, and “Young Men in Love”. But I was.”

When British movie director-producer William Powell met Armenian writer Michael Arlen at Romanoff’s restaurant in Hollywood, he told the writer that he considered his novel “Man’s Mortality” a much neglected book. Arlen agreed with him but “didn’t seem to be depressed about it. He was a rather smart-looking man and dining with a smart-looking woman, both of them carefully dressed,” wrote Powell in his autobiography “A Life in Movies”. He added: “I didn’t tell him I was proud to meet the young author of “Venture”, “Piracy”, “These Charming People”, and “Young Men in Love”. But I was.”

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