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Jean Harlow’s Hot Rolls

“Jean Harlow is in the back room, where Sylvia is giving her a spanking she’ll remember – to judge by the howls.” So begins Sylvia of Hollywood’s 1931 expose “Hollywood Undressed”, I knew I was in for a big treat as soon as I opened the cover and saw the original owner’s stamp. “The Circulating […]

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Carol Channing’s Sauerbraten

RASPBERRIES! I knew we had a Carol Channing recipe somewhere and we intend to make this for our dinner on Sunday night. It involves a big lump of meat and some gingersnaps. Can’t wait. Happy to report that the Sylvia of Hollywood diet is going well. Despite the fact that Wholefoods only had GARLIC melba […]

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Sylvia of Hollywood’s Diet

I am in Austin and it is the evening before I attempt a diet I found in a 1932 edition of Photoplay. The proponent of this diet is “Sylvia” – she doesn’t give her surname but we are told, “She made motion picture stars beautiful and kept them trim. She can do the same for […]

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