Friday, June 29, 2012

Photo Friday: Humphrey & Ava

Humphrey Bogart & Ava Gardner in The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

From the movie "The Barefoot Contessa (1954)". This is one Humphrey Bogart movie I've yet to see. Have you watched it? What are your thoughts?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Photo Friday: Bogie Wins his Oscar

Humphrey Bogart win Oscar

Humphrey Bogart making his acceptance speech. He won for his performance in "The African Queen".

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Goodbye, Ann Rutherford

Yesterday, June 11th, Ann Rutherford passed away at age 94.  It's so sad when we lose a classic star — Ann was one of my favorites. She's known for her roles as "Polly" in the Andy Hardy movies and as Scarlett O'Hara's little sister in Gone With the Wind. However, I found her to be a stunning and wonderful actress in every movie I have seen her in. She's exquisite in Orchestra Wives, and a wonderful side-kick to Lana Turner in Dancing Co-ed. She was a classic beauty and looked effortless on the screen. She retired from films in 1950.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Photo Friday: Betty

Betty Grable

Taken in 1943, Betty auctions off her stockings at a War Loan Drive. I wonder how much money she raised?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Vintage Recipe: Brownie Peppermint Pie

Brownie Peppermint Pie

Heat oven to 350 degrees (moderate). Prepare 1 package of our Betty Crocker Brownie Mix and pour into a greased 9'' round layer pan. Bake 10 minutes. While pie is baking, melt 2 sq. unsweetened chocolate (2 oz.) and add 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract. Take pie from oven and quickly drizzle chocolate mixture on top. Bake 15 to 20 minutes more. When cool, cut in wedges and top with ice cream. 8 to 10 servings.

Taken from Betty Crocker's Guide to Easy Entertaining: How to Have Guests — and Enjoy Them. Published in 1959.