Stars in Your Kitchen, 1953, First Edition, First Printing: Cookbook edited by Marta Brookfield Michel and published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, in 1953. Designed and decorated with atomic-era illustrations by the Strimbans. Hard cover with tattered dust jacket. 130 pages. Book is in mint condition. First edition, presumed first printing, no other being mentioned.
This cookbook raised funds for the Damon Runyon Cancer Fund, with recipes from 148 celebrities. Contributors include Mrs. Harry S. Truman, Susan Hayward, the Duke & Duchess of Windsor, Bette Davis, David Niven, Harry James & Betty Grable, Laurence Olivier & Viven Leigh, Gregory Peck, Lili Palmer & Rex Harrison, Tallulah Bankhead, James Stewart, Benny GoodmanGeorge Montgomery & Dinah Shore, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mary Martin, James Gleason, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Groucho Marx, Alfred Hitchcock, Mary Margaret McBride, Ronald Reagan, Kate Smith, James Thurber, Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne, Bob Hope, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Shirley Temple, and Margot Fonteyn, plus many more, of course.
Wonderful illustrations! Lots of ’em, too!
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