The first big success for director Cukor, and also the first talking picture to take a jaundiced look at Hollywood, WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD? opens in the famed Brown Derby restaurant. Bennett is a waitress there, determined to break into show business as an actress. One night Sherman, a film
director, enters the Brown Derby and Bennett switches stations with another waitress so she can serve him. The well-dressed Sherman is quite inebriated but takes a liking to his ambitious waitress. Sherman invites Bennett to attend a Hollywood premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, but rather than
arrive in a fancy, chauffeur-driven limousine, the couple make their entrance in a b...