The Party could be considered problematic in modern days, as Sellers, a white man, portrays an Indian character with stereotypical characteristics, and even wears brown face makeup. Anyone planning to watch the movie should keep this in mind.
The Party is a 1968 comedy film starring Peter Sellers. The plot revolves around Seller’s character Hrundi V. Bakshi, a simple and clumsy actor who accidentally blows up an expensive movie set. The producer means to write his name on a black list, but accidentally adds him to an invitation list to a Hollywood party.
The movie was filmed in Hollywood. The majority of the scenes were filmed on a soundstage at the former Samuel Goldwyn Studios in West Hollywood. The studio still exists, and is now known as The Lot at Formosa. There are also two exterior locations used in the film.
The main location of the movie is the mansion where the party is held. The exteriors of the house are a real residence in the Hollywood Hills, whereas the interiors were filmed on soundstages. The house is located at 9271 Robin Place in the Hollywood Hills. The house is located on a cul-de-sac and has a gate surrounding the house.
The morning after the party, we see a number of service vehicles at the house. There is a shot from the house showing the street going up the hill. Conversely, the street leading to the house is on a hill and a great place to get a good view of the house.
At the end of the movie, Hrundi drives Michele back home. Her apartment in Hollywood is located at 1427 North Pointsettia Place. The building is mostly unchanged since the 1960s, and will be recognizable to fans of the film.