Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dinner with David Niven

Parties are a quintessential element during this holiday season. While celebrating with your friends and loved ones, style and etiquette must not be forgotten at any moment.

Back in 1956 there was a dinner held at New York City's Waldorf Astoria. Among the guests were Jackie Kennedy and her sister Lee Bouvier. Sitting at their table was a "Gentleman of Cinema", David Niven.

He not only had that "aristocratic aura" on film and in real life, but he was someone you'd always see looking stylish and being classy. Blame it on his English blood or upbringing, Niven is someone to look up to.

Besides starring on memorable films such as "Casino Royale" (yes, he was Sir James Bond!), "Death on the Nile", and "Around the World in 80 Days", he was seen attending the most memorable parties of the 50s, 60s, and 70s in Hollywood, Monte Carlo, and New York.

Photo: LIFE


jeune_premier said...

Mr.Niven is the definition of the word "gentleman"!!!He was always looking so sharp!

RetroVintageModStyle said...

And classy! He was good friends with Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, and Gregory Peck...the "Hollywood Gentlemen Club".