Archive for November, 2009

Jennifer Jones’ Sour Cream Molasses Cake

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

CELEBRITY RECIPES

Jennifer Jones

 

Jennifer Jones

 

JENNIFER JONES’

Sour Cream Molasses Cake

 

1/2 cup shortening – 1/4 cup sugar – 1/2 cup molasses – 1 egg, beaten – 1 cup sifted flour – 1 teaspoon allspice – 1/2 taspoon salt – 1/2 teaspoon baking powder – 1/2 cup sour cream

 

Cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses; mix well. Add egg; mix well. Mix and sift flour, allspice, salt and baking soda; add alternately with sour cream to molasses mixture. Bake in 2 greased and floured 8-inch layer cake pans in moderate oven, 350 degrees, 25-30 min.

 

SUGARLESS FROSTING

 

2 egg whites – 1/2 cup light corn syrup – 1/2 cup light molasses

 

Put egg whites, corn syrup and molassees in top of double boiler. Set over boiling water. Cook, beating constantly with rotary egg beater for 7-9 minutes, or until frosting will stand in soft peaks. Makes enough frosting to fill and frost two 8-inch cake layers.

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Robert Ryan’s 100th Birthday

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

100th BIRTHDAY

Robert Ryan

 

Robert Ryan

 

AMERICAN ACTOR

 

  • BORN: November 11, 1909, Chicago, Illinois
  • DIED: July 11, 1973, New York, New York
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Lung cancer
  • BURIAL: Cremated, ashes scattered

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William Farnum in the 1930 Census

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

1930 CENSUS

William Farnum

(1876-1953)

Stage and film actor

King Arthur in A Connecticut Yankee (1931)

 

 farnum

 

 

William Farnum-residence

 

1523 N. McCadden Place

Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California

  

Rent, $70

Radio

Census taken on April 7, 1930

 

HOUSEHOLD RESIDENTS*

 

  1. William Farnum (head), 53 / Massachusetts / Actor / Motion pictures.

 

 

William Farnum-residence

 

NOTE: This is a private residence. Please DO NOT disturb the occupants.

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* Information includes relationship to head of household, age / place of birth (year of arrival in this country, if applicable) / occupation / industry.

  

The preceeding text is taken from my book, Celebrities in the 1930 Census (McFarland & Co., Inc., 2008). This directory provides an extensive listing of household information collected for over 2,265 famous or notorious individuals who were alive during the 1930 United States Census. Please note: The above photographs do not appear in the book.

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Norman Krasna’s 100th Birthday

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

100th BIRTHDAY

Norman Krasna

 

Norman Krasna

 

AMERICAN SCREENWRITER

 

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Peter Graves Walk of Fame Star

Friday, November 6th, 2009

WALK OF FAME

Actor Peter Graves gets Walk of Fame star in LA

 

Peter Graves

  

Actor Peter Graves holds a replica plaque during dedication ceremonies for Graves’ star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 30, 2009 in Los Angeles. His movie career spanned classics such as “Stalag 17” to comedies such as “Airplane!”, but he is best remembered by many as the head of the “Mission: Impossible” force in the 1960s and 70s.     UPI/Jim Ruymen.

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Farrah Fawcett’s Final Resting Place

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

LOS ANGELES CEMETERIES

Farrah Fawcett’s grave marker

 

Fawcett Farrah-marker

 (Photo courtesy Mike Francis)

 

Farrah Fawcett

February 2, 1947, Corpus Christi, Texas

June 25, 2009, Santa Monica, California

Westwood Memorial Park

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The Magic Castle

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

HOLLYWOOD EVENTS

The Magic of Hollywood

 

Magic Castle

 

It’s Magic
53rd Annual Edition

 

Sunday, November 8th at 7pm

The Kodak Theatre

Hollywood, CA

 

HOLLYWOOD —The Magic Castle is the place being honored on Sunday, November 8, at 7 p.m. The 54th Anniversary of “It’s Magic!” will be hosted by Hollywood Walk of Fame honoree, Milt Larsen, and special guests Neil Patrick Harris, Romi Dames, David DeLuise, Phill Lewis and Steve Valentine for this year’s greatly anticipated annual production…  Click here to continue reading

 
 
 
Starring:
Lance Burton
Mac King
Joseph Gabriel & Katalin
Kevin James
Rudy Coby
Shimada
Jorge Blass
Guest Host Neil Patrick Harris 

 

Tickets available at www.itsmagic.org
Or the Kodak Theatre Box Office
 

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Ramon Novarro Interview

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

RAMON NOVARRO

My interview with the Alternative Film Guide

 

 Ramon Novarro book

 

Recently, author and entertainment blogger, Andre Soares, interviewed me on the occasion of the release of my Ramon Novarro book being released in paperback. The three part interview can be accessed below which will take you to the Alternative Film Guide site. Enjoy!  — Allan R. Ellenberger

 

RAMON NOVARRO – PART I: Q&A WITH AUTHOR ALLAN ELLENBERGER

 

RAMON NOVARRO – PART II: BEST FILMS, REX INGRAM

 

RAMON NOVARRO – PART III: ANITA PAGE, MURDER, LIFE AS A GAY MAN

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