Jean Harlow’s Hot Rolls

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...
Carol Channing’s Sauerbraten

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...
Sylvia of Hollywood’s Diet

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...

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