Cooking with the (Silent) Stars: Lilyan Tashman’s Fruit Salad a la Jell with Vegan Variation

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.

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Bring the little Bolshevik, Animated GIF

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Famed Hollywood fashionista Lilyan Tashman plays Gloria Swanson’s best pal in Manhandled. Gloria’s shopgirl gets the attention of the bigwigs with her defiant attitude. I rather enjoyed the resulting turn of phrase.

The fellow to Lilyan’s right is Arthur Housman. Laurel and Hardy fans will recognize him as the eternally inebriated fellow who always manages to get the boys into trouble.