Here’s a suggestion of a beverage to accompany Gene Tierney’s Leaning Tower of Tuna (aka Tuna Salad Royal). A refreshing glass of V-8.
I stumbled across a V-8 ad featuring Gene whilst writing the previous post and that of course, sent me down a huge research rabbit hole.
I found two different ones for Gene…
and two for Theresa Wright too.
One featuring my beloved Rhonda Fleming.
My birthday buddy Dorothy Lamour
Here’s one I know my writer chum VT Dorchester will appreciate.
June Haver appears…
As does Jeanne Crain.
and Robert Cummings
Here in the UK, the V sign all the stars are merrily making means something a little different to the V for V-8…
confusingly, it would have been fine if their hands had been the other way around…
But then, in the case of the ladies, we wouldn’t have seen their lovely red nail polish.
From now on, every time I make a Gene Tierney Tuna Salad Royal I shall have a V-8 alongside. I promise.
I was scrolling down through these like “wow, this was an American ad campaign, huh?” What a delightful surprise to find on your blog!
(I have to admit that I don’t think I’ve ever drunk V8 and never intend to – I don’t like tomato enough – but I also don’t like tuna salad, so at least I’m not besmirching the memory of my girl Gene. )
Yes, I wonder if the marketing people knew they were instructing everyone to make a rude hand sign – clearly the ad campaign was US only!
I mentioned V8 in some of my cooking notes not that long ago, and now I need to happily add to those notes! 🙂
I knew you’d love the Alan Ladd one, VT!
Remember this stuff ! Is it still around ? Never had any, sounded disgusting and more like a name of a Car oil than anything else . Still, worth it to see Shirley Temple flick the V’s !!
Hahahahaha! That made me laugh Mark. Shirley Temple flicking the Vs. Hahaha. It is indeed still around and the lovely Ocado delivery driver will be bringing some up my stairs later today.
Oh, Miss Amy! You have never drunk V8? It’s DELICIOUS. Plus I am so sorry you will never make a leaning tower of tuna! How do you feel about cheesecake? Or Hollandaise Dressing? Or Pork aux Fruits? All three Gene Tierney recipes are available if you fancy cooking like Gene! Happy to send them over to you if you like. I love her too xx