When down on his luck actor Leo reads about the projected inheritance of missing relatives Max and Steve, he thinks he’s hatched the perfect plan to save his and his acting partner Jack’s career. Little does he know the lengths this job will push their talent as they attempt to trick Great Aunt Florence and win the hands of some beautiful young ladies, as well. Like any Shakespearean farce, Leading Ladies is a classic tale of missing relatives, large inheritances, and sneaky disguises that ends neatly with love and justice.
On a seemingly ordinary night in 1962, LA gossip columnist Hedda Hopper invites movie stars and rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford for a night of airing dirty laundry, throwing insults, and making a few deals. After lots of drinks and a fine wager from Bette, Marilyn Monroe makes an appearance and the whole night goes off the rails.