Century Studios is set to honor "King David" Caldwell as the studio founder. The event is spearheaded by daughter/Bracken's assistant, Sylvia Caldwell.
The festivity is interrupted by an aging star who is on the lot to appear in a production. She harbors ill will toward King David and blames him for the failures in her professional and personal life.
The old star then goes into a tirade at the honors ceremony.