Antique Recipes

Cary Grant’s Barbecued Chicken from What Actors Eat — When They Eat!

Cary Grant’s Barbecued Chicken from What Actors Eat — When They Eat! Here’s a great recipe from a great actor published in a rare cookbook, What Actors Eat — When They Eat!

Cary Grant from What Actors Eat When They Eat

Cary Grant from What Actors Eat When They Eat

Of course we have the cookbook. See it here:

What Actors Eat — When They Eat! 1you 39: Rare, highly collectible cookbook compiled by actors Rex Lease and Kenneth Harlan. Published by Lymanhouse, Publishers, Los Angeles, California, in 1939. Copyright 1939 by Ken-Rex Enterprises, Ltd. Foreward by actress and writer Anita Loos. With a page of cartoons by Norman McLeod. Hard cover with gold-embossed, linen covered boards. 241 pages plus 24 pages of indices and helpful hints. Cookbook is in mint condition. Absolutely as-if-new. Definitely gift quality.

Lease and Harlan must have been incredibly well connected in Hollywood. Everyone who was anyone contributed at least one recipe, plus a biography and a picture. Not all of my customers are as old as I am, so I am not sure how many of these names will resonate. There are recipes from Gracie Allen, Don Ameche, Jean Arthur, Gene Autry, Lucille Ball, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Joan Bennett, Joan Blondell, Humphrey Bogart, Ray Bolger, Charles Boyer, Walter Brennan, George Burns, Eddie Cantor, John Carradine, Blaudette Colbert, Jackie Coogan, Gary Cooper, Jackie Cooper, Buster Crabbe, Joan Crawford, Bing Crosby, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Irene Dunne, Nelson Eddy, Douglas Fairbanks, Alice Faye, W. C. Fields, Henry Fonda, Joan Fontaine, Clark Gable, Judy Garland, Betty Grable, Cary Grant, Sonja Henie, Al Jolson, Boris Karloff, Stan Laurel, Carole Lombard, Peter Lorre, Anita Louise, Myrna Loy, Ida Lupino. Plus many more people you haven’t heard of–any many more you have, but I’m very tired of typing.

This is one of the ultimate vintage celebrity cookbooks. And it is in perfect condition. You should buy it.