Garden of Allah

“At martini time, Robert Benchley (cherubic comedian and humorist), actor Charles Butterworth (his pal next door) and the actress would sit in Benchley’s living room with the door open and listen to Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw or Woody Herman noodling across the way.”

– Sylvia Thompson writing about her mother, the actress Gloria Stuart, in ‘Martini Time in the Garden of Allah’ for the the Los Angeles Times in November 2000.