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Dishing Hollywood: The Real Scoop on Tinseltown's Most Notorious Scandals

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Dishing Hollywood is a delightful and naughty romp through some of the biggest scandals that have rocked Hollywood-from the early part of the twentieth century up to the present. Some of the stories appear here for the first time. Some you might think you've heard, but you haven't heard it all! To add a little spice to the story, the author includes a recipe with each "scoop"-favorite dishes, cocktails of choice, even some last meals.
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Overview

Dishing Hollywood is a delightful and naughty romp through some of the biggest scandals that have rocked Hollywood-from the early part of the twentieth century up to the present. Some of the stories appear here for the first time. Some you might think you've heard, but you haven't heard it all! To add a little spice to the story, the author includes a recipe with each "scoop"-favorite dishes, cocktails of choice, even some last meals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581823707
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/15/2003
  • Pages: 254
  • Sales rank: 803,606
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Breakfast 3
Gary Cooper: Gary Cooper's Buttermilk Griddle Cakes 5
Roman Polanski: Huevos Rancheros and Tomato-Chipotle Salsa 9
Spade Cooley: Grits 15
River Phoenix: Vegan Tofu Smoothie and Tofu Scrambles 21
Lunch 27
Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer: Alfalfa's Franks and Beans 29
Debbie Reynolds: Tacos 33
Montgomery Clift: Monty's Goose Liver Sandwich 37
Inger Stevens: The Inger Stevens BLT with Avocado 41
Cass Elliot: Chili Esperanza 47
Cocktails 51
William Desmond Taylor: Orange Blossoms 53
Thelma Todd: The Three Finger, A New Old Fashioned, and the Jcya 61
Charles Farrell: The Folding Farrell 71
Errol Flynn: The Zombie 77
Dorothy Kilgallen: Vodka Tonic a la the Regency Hotel 81
Hors D'Oewres and Soup and Salad 85
Clara Bow: Deviled Oysters on the Half Shell 87
The Black Dahlia: Aunt Betty's Corn Chowder and A "John's" Marinara Sauce 95
Bing Crosby: Ceviche 101
Phil Spector: Tana Salad 107
Main Dishes 113
Cheiro: Fricassee of Chicken 115
Rudolph Valentino: Spaghetti with Mussels 121
Mary Astor: Rouladen or Mock Birds 129
Clara Blandick: Auntie Em's Roasted Chicken 133
Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel: Grilled Trout Fillets with Olive Oil and Lemon 137
Joan Crawford: Joan's Meat Loaf 141
Robert Mitchum: Mitchum's Fettuccine Alla Alfredo 145
Lana Turner: Shrimp Scampi 149
John Wayne: Cheese Casserole 155
Marilyn Monroe: Scaloppine of Veal 159
Frank Sinatra: Sinatra's Quick Italian Tomato Sauce 165
Sal Mineo: Linguine with Clams a la Sal 169
Sharon Tate: Cheese Enchiladas 173
Liberace: Ham Loaf and Mustard Sauce 179
Natalie Wood: Grilled Swordfish 183
Nicole Brown Simpson: Nicole's Last Supper 189
Robert Blake: Fusilli e Minestra alla Robert Blake 193
Side Dishes 199
Lupe Velez: Spanish Rice and Refried Beans 201
David Niven: Red Rice Mold 207
Bobby Darin: Special Spinach 211
Desserts 215
Carole Landis: Lemon Chiffon Pie 217
George Reeves: Superman Cookies 225
Jean Seberg: Macaroon Peaches 229
Diane Linkletter: Diane's Sugar Cookies 233
Divine: Caramel Flan 239
Bibliography 245
Picture Credits 247
Index 249
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2005

    A Must-Have Book For Classic Movie Fans!

    I had so much fun reading this book. The stories are great and Miss Jacobson clears up a lot of false Hollywood rumors. The best part about this book is that it includes chapters about some forgotten stars like Carole Landis and Lupe Velez. Anyone who loves classic films and juicy gossip will adore this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2004

    Dishing Hollywood: The Real Scoop of Tinseltown's Most Notorious Scandals

    Great book, utterly original concept. Last meals, drug abuse, tawdry sex.All with a recipe connected to them!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2004

    Dishing Hollywood: The Real Scoop of Tinseltown's Most Notorious Scandals

    Really freaky great book.Lots of stuff I had never read before about celebrities and their darker sides. Not all tragic, some really fun stuff too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2003

    Dishing Hollywood: The Real Scoop of Tinseltown's Most Notorious Scandals

    I have never read a book quite like this, this lady is indeed delightfully twisted! Last meals, drug abuse, illict sex, fleeing the country - and all with a recipe and one or more of your favorite stars to go with it! Imagine sitting down with a cigarette girl from Ciro's and having her tell you ALL about Coop's famous spicy pork suasage! Tallulah didnt leave NY for CA cause of the weather. Must read!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2003

    Dishing Hollywood: The Real Scoop of Tinseltown's Most Notorious Scandals

    What a book, what a book, what a book! Reading this book was like a guilty cookie binge. You couldnt help but read on and on about all the gruesome and tantalizing scandals and then couldnt help but feel guilty when you started craving your favorite stars last meal! Delightfully sickening!

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