The Hostess with the Mostest

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Notes (1)

  • Based on the life of Perle Mesta

Trivia (4)

  • This was the first Playhouse 90 episode to win an unprecedented six EMMY awards.

  • The real Perle Mesta makes an appearance in the closing segment.

  • In recognition of her social achievements, Perle Mesta is appointed Minister to Luxembourg by President Harry Truman.

  • Perle Mesta, had earlier served as the inspiration for the 1950 Irving Berlin Broadway musical "Call Me Madam".