Archive | Marion Davies

San Francisco Silent Film Festival – Silent Stars Menu Suggestions

Oh, how I wish I were in San Francisco right now! They are having a super dooper silent film festival at the wonderful Castro Theatre with a truly wonderful line up of movies. The lovely Gary Mayer of Eat Drink Films got in touch recently to ask if I might have some appropriate movie star […]

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Hollywood Cocktails and Canapés Party 4, part 2

Cripes.  This party took place in September 2014, so my memories are now pretty dim, but this has just got to come off my “to do” list…  The first part of my report was written soon after the party (sensible) and is here…  My notes don’t help much as many Betty Balfour cocktails had been […]

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Marion Davies’ Cheese Patties

I have lovely new neighbours and they had a party on Saturday night.  My philosophy is, rather than staying home and getting annoyed at the comings and goings, GO to the party, get really drunk, fall over and ladder your tights. Talk nonsense to everyone.  Stagger home across the landing when you can drink no […]

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Marion Davies’ Meadow Cheese Cake

Had a fantastic time last night at the Wind-Up.  It’s Walthamstow Arts Trail week and Mo had made an incredible outfit from 78rpm record covers – cardboard ones making the body of the dress and train and folded paper one making frilly decorations and a fabulous hat.  Genius.  Tony Tunes brought along some Charlestons for […]

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Marion Davies’ Meadow Cheesecake

Well, Marion’s cheesecake was the biggest hit yet with my work colleagues.  Marie pronounced it to be “Possibly the BEST CAKE IN THE WORLD!” and Edward G said, “great, really great, REALLY great” between mouthfuls.  It was still warm from the oven as I had made it before work – oh yummy.  Soooooo looking forward […]

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Marion Davies’ Cheesecake

It is taking me a long time to get used to the idea that I can live exactly as I please now I have my own place.  Tonight I am experimenting with doing exactly what I want…  I’ve been DJing with my Sisters all day at a crazy corporate event in Hertfordshire – there were […]

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Marion Davies’ Rarebit a la Marion

“Gandhi had eaten the whole welsh rarebit.” I wonder if this is the very same doggie that ate the Welsh Rarebit Marion was so looking forward to at San Simeon. I laughed so much when I read her story about it in “The Times We Had” and it’s a perfect anecdote to accompany her recipe […]

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Marion Davies’ Rarebit a la Marion

“With me it was 5 per cent talent and 95 per cent publicity.” Grace and I awoke with the humdinger of all hangovers on Sunday morning after our singles night in the champagne bar of the Great Eastern Hotel. Grace had more success than I did – there was one incident of her encouraging a […]

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Marion Davies’ Meadow Cheesecake

“Somebody told me I should put a pebble in my mouth to cure my stuttering. Well, I tried it, and during a scene I swallowed the pebble. That was the end of that.” I love Marion. I hereby resolve to get hold of some of her films on DVD. I miss her. The Cheesecake was […]

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