Movies have a way of infuriating audiences these days, especially if there are perceived errors to pick at (and forcing filmmakers to respond). But movie audiences were perfectly capable of publicly kvetching even before the internet or sound movies. Today, we’re going to be airing some grievances from the January 1918 edition of Photoplay Magazine.
I’m cooking my way through the 1929 Photoplay Cookbook but I sometimes take detours along the way. I’m going to be dusting off a recipe that I made a year ago but was so bad that I decided to bury it. But then I realized that my most popular recipes are really gross, so here we go!
Collective nouns are fun. We all love to hear about a murder of crows, a glaring of cats, etc. A few of these have made it into our everyday language (a flock of sheep, a pride of lions) while a romp of otters has never quite caught on.
Silent film is an art like no other but it also has a few complications that can snare unwary newcomers. I’ve shared some of these difficulties before but it never hurts to review.
Welcome back! I’m cooking my way through the 1929 Photoplay cookbook and today’s recipe comes from one of the biggest stars of Hollywood’s golden age.
We’re back! I’m attempting to cook every recipe in the 1929 Photoplay Cookbook and you’re invited to come along for the ride. Today, we’re going to be trying a somewhat frightening fruit salad from a popular leading lady.
What if I told you that I could predict the state of motion pictures in the year 2100? That seems a bit bold, doesn’t it? Prognosticators have always been popular and comparing predictions to reality has provided hours of amusement over the years.
You know a movie geek and you know that “normal” movie-related items just aren’t going to do the trick. Never fear, I’m here with a curated selection of nerdy items to please the pickiest silent movie geek.
We’re back with another silent era taste test! I’m cooking my way through Photoplay Magazine’s 1929 cookbook of the stars but today, we’re taking a little ice cream detour to 1917.
Welcome back! I’m cooking my way through Photoplay’s 1929 cookbook but I sometimes take detours. Today, I’ll be sampling a variation on a popular dip credited to one of Hollywood’s most charming leading men published in a Beverly Hills cookbook.
Whether it’s motivated by snark or genuine curiosity, silent movie fans are often called upon to explain why they enjoy these films. I’ve discussed the whys a few times already but this time we’re going to dig a little deeper into the pleasures that silent films offer.
Welcome back! I’m cooking my way through the 1929 Photoplay Cookbook but sometimes I take detours. This time, I’m using a recipe from a 1930s booklet for a jellied fruit salad. The star is a delightful supporting player from the silents and talkies.
One of the great pleasures of silent cinema is that there are always hidden corners to explore, new flavors to discover. About a year ago, I realized how many silent movies were made in Latin America and how little English-speaking fans know about them, myself included.
I’m cooking my way through the 1929 Photoplay Cookbook and I’m inviting you to tag along. This time, we’ll be testing out a fruit salad from one of the silent era’s pricklier leading ladies.
Welcome back! I’m cooking my way through the 1929 Photoplay Cookbook and this week, I’m preparing a recipe from a star who has fallen pretty deeply into obscurity.
Welcome back! I’m cooking may way through the 1929 Photoplay cookbook but today, we’re taking a detour back to 1916 in order to have a taste of the Moreno Dream Salad.
Celebrity cookbooks have been created for a number of reasons: publicity, charitable fundraising, etc. Well, I am proud to say that my collection contains two cookbooks that were created for spite.
I have been poking around the cooking section of the internet, as I tend to do, and have noticed that everyone is gearing up with back to school lunch ideas. Well, I intend to make your kid the trendiest retro geek in the whole district with this lunch menu!
Welcome back! I’m cooking my way through the 1929 Photoplay cookbook but today, we’re taking a little detour to 1915. Lillian Blackstone carved out a curious niche for herself inventing recipes inspired by various stars of the period. Today, we’ll be trying the Violet Mersereau Sandwich.
Last week, the New York Post ran an article with a headline that claimed, “Millennials don’t really care about classic movies.” Another one for the ever-growing “Millennials are killing _____” collection. However, as I read the article, a few things about the data struck me as sloppy and/or shallow, so I decided that a longer response was in order.
We’re back with another silent era star recipe from Photoplay’s 1929 cookbook. This time around, I’ll be testing a recipe from one of the most famous voices of the sound era. Not many people know that he started in the silents.
We’re back with another taste test! I am cooking my way through the 1929 Photoplay Cookbook and today’s recipe comes from one of the Biggest (capital “B”) directors in the history of cinema.
Welcome back! I’m cooking my way through the 1929 Photoplay cookbook and I’m inviting you to follow me on this journey of culinary discovery, for better or worse. Today, we’ll be testing out a cake from the American Beauty.
It’s grand fun to look back and see what was happening in the movie a century ago. What were they wearing? Who were the biggest stars? Which pictures were the biggest hits.
And what content would make granny faint?
Welcome back! I’m cooking my way through vintage recipes ostensibly written by or inspired by silent movie stars. Today, we’re going to be testing out a recipe inspired by one of the biggest names in film history: Charlie Chaplin.
On June 4, 2014, I posted my very first vintage celebrity recipe taste test and the rest is history. Over the last three years, I have tested and tasted over fifty recipes ostensibly written or inspired by stars of the silent era.
“Why aren’t you linking to this movie on YouTube?”
“Why don’t you direct people to Netflix?”
“Are there any free silent films you can share with me?”
I’m the first one to admit that silent movies are not the most popular subject for metaphorical speech but I do sometimes run across them being (mis)used in that context. And so, since I had a bout of insomnia, here is a handy chart that will tell you whether or not you should use silent movies in your next metaphor.
Welcome back! I’m cooking my way through the 1929 Photoplay cookbook and I’m inviting you to tag along. Today, we’re discovering the offal truth about sweetbreads and testing a recipe from a WAMPAS Baby Star.
Deliciously over-the-top, slightly goofy, always fun… Who among us hasn’t wanted to say, “Kiss me, My Fool!” at least once? The funny thing is, people say the line without even realizing that they are quoting a silent movie.