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.
Hrundi Bakshi’s 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.
The other location used is the exterior of the party house. 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. However the street leading to the house is on a hill, and you can get a decent look at the house from up the street.