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Clark Gable: Hunters’ Breakfast

Clark Gable

Clark Gable: Hunters’ Breakfast

Clark Gable was born in Cadiz, Ohio on February 1st. His parents were William H. and Adeline H. Gable, non-professional. Married to Carole Lombard, professional.

Clark Gable appeared on the stage in The Copperhead, Lady Frederick and Madam X. He was the winner of the Academy award as best actor of 1934 for his performance in It Happened One Night“.

Clark Gable’s many successes in the movie world are unparalleled. If interested, you can read his complete bio on IMDB.

Now we get to take a peak into his homestead and personal life with his contribution of a Hunters’ Breakfast

Clark Gable’s Hunters’ Breakfast

Every hunter should know how to prepare and cook his own birds and game. It’s the finishing touch to a day spent in the open, when you return home with an appetite as sharp as a razor. My specialty is doves. Here’s a recipe that is simple and sure fire, if you just follow the instructions. Of course, the first thing to do is to get your limit of doves. Sometimes it’s easier said than done, I Know.” – Clark Gable

First, pick the doves dry, put in boiling water and cook until tender. (Be careful; however, that the meat is firm and not cooked until it falls off the bones). While the doves are on the fire, prepare the sauce and cook the macaroni. The sauce goes like this:

Melt butter in a double boiler, stir in flour mixed with prepared mustard, add milk, stirring constantly, until the sauce is thickened to the right consistency. Toss in some chopped mushrooms and sliced hard boiled eggs.

Cook macaroni in boiling water until tender – drain in colander, pour cold water over macaroni until all the starcch is removed. Place doves on a heated platter and surround with the cooked macaroni. Pour white sauce over birds. Don’t get too much on the macaroni. It makes it soggy. Garnish with sprigs of parsley and pimento, if you feel ritzy. Serve with toasted, well-buttered French bread.

“I’ll have another helping, thanks.”

Hunters’ Breakfast Ingredients

  • 12 doves
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup mushrooms
  • 1 pound shell macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs
  • Milk

Clark Gable Signature
Note: This recipe was a contribution from Clark Gable to a cookbook; however, the page was torn out and in a folder, so I’m afraid I don’t have the name of the cookbook. Feel free to let me know if you know! Thank you.

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Gary Cooper Recipe: Buttermilk Griddle Cakes

Gary Cooper Recipe

Gary Cooper Recipe: Buttermilk Griddle Cakes

A Gary Cooper recipe; or, that is, one of his favorites from his mom.

Mr. Gary Cooper borrowed this recipe from his mother, Mrs. Charles Henry Cooper. These griddle cakes were a feature of the Cooper ranch in Montana.

Buttermilk Griddle Cakes Recipe

Griddle cakes made from buttermilk have an unusually good flavor and are more tender than those made with plain water or milk.

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sweet cream
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons granulated cornmeal
  • 2 cups flour

Mix ingredients together in order given. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased, hot griddle. Cook on one side and when puffed, full of bubbles and well cooked on edges, turn and cook on other side.

Serve with butter and maple syrup.

Gary Cooper and His Mother

Gary Cooper Recipe from Mom

A Bit About Gary Cooper

Dad was a true Westerner, and I take after him“, Gary Cooper told people. Dad was Charles Henry Cooper, who left his native England at 19, became a lawyer and later a Montana State Supreme Court justice. In 1906, when Gary was 5, his dad bought a 600-acre ranch that had originally been a land grant to the builders of the railroad through that part of Montana. In 1910, Gary’s mother, who had been ill, was advised to take a long sea voyage by her doctor. She went to England and stayed there until the United States entered World War I. Gary and his older brother Arthur stayed with their mother and went to school in England for seven years. Too young to go to war, Gary spent the war years working on his father’s ranch. “Getting up at 5 o’clock in the morning in the dead of winter to feed 450 head of cattle and shoveling manure at 40 below ain’t romantic“, said the man who would take the Western to the top of its genre in High Noon (1952).

I think the most surprising trivia fact about Gary Cooper is the following:

In the early 1930s his doctor told him he had been working too hard. Cooper went to Europe and stayed a lot longer than planned. When he returned, he was told there was now a “new” Gary Cooper–an unknown actor needed a better name for films, so the studio had reversed Gary Cooper’s initials and created a name that sounded similar: Cary Grant.

Source: Gary Cooper Bio on IMDB

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Katherine Hepburn Brownie Recipe

Katherine Hepburn

It’s fun to know a celebrity actually enjoyed a bit of baking! Following is a Katherine Hepburn brownie recipe as published in Ladies Home Journal in the year 1975.

These are rich and decadent, so a small square goes a long way in satisfaction and flavor!

Katherine Hepburn Brownies: The Recipe

First, melt two squares of unsweetened chocolate and 1/4 pound sweet butter (1 stick) in a heavy saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in 1-cup of sugar. Add 2 eggs along with 1/2-teaspoon real vanilla and beat like mad.

Stir in 1/4-cup flour, 1/4-teaspoon salt and a cup of chopped walnuts – not smashed up, you know, but just chopped into fairly good sized pieces.

Now mix all that up. Then you butter a square tin (8 x 8 inches) and dump the whole thing quickly into the pan. Stuff this pan into a pre-heated 325-degree oven for 40 minutes. After that, take out the pan and let it cool for awhile. Then cut into 1-1/2-inch squares and dive right in.

Food Editor’s Note: We tested this recipe in our Ladies Home Journal test kitchens, and it received accolades all around. Since you use only 1/4 cup flour (rather than the 1/2 or 3/4 cup ordinarily called for), the brownies have a wonderful pudding-like texture. In fact, if they are cut warm, you could almost eat them with a fork (which is no drawback, we assure you).

About Katherine Hepburn

Katherine Hepburn was an incredibly unique woman who forged her own path and her own destiny. Stories leaked out that she was haughty off-screen, but what it really amounted to, was that she refused to play the Hollywood game. She didn’t care to pose for pictures or gave interviews. She enjoyed wearing slacks and no make-up, being somewhat of a Tomboy. Hepburn’s story is interesting and rewarding – she always remained true to herself, not Hollywood.

To read more about her, check out her complete bio on IMDB.

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Cary Grant Barbecue Chicken Recipe

Cary Grant Barbecue Chicken Recipe

Cary Grant Barbecue Chicken Recipe! An incredibly popular actor with an equally incredible background and amazing talent shared one of his favorite recipes.

“Now go to it, friends, and don’t blame me if it is not to your liking. For after all, the recipe is not mine. It is the national prize winner of the year and I happen to like it.” – Cary Grant

Cary Grant Barbecue Chicken Ingredients

  • 3 1-1/2 pound chickens
  • 1 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup A-1 sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped)

Instructions

Cut the chickens into serving pieces and brown in fat, using no flour. Salt and pepper to taste while cooking.

Then, combine one cup tomato ketchup, one-half cup Worcestershire sauce, one-half cup water, one-fourth cup A-1 sauce, one-fourth cup sugar, one-fourth cup cider vinegar, one chopped onion and one clove garlic chopped very fine.

After the chickens have been browned, place in a roaster, pour this sauce over them, cover and bake in a moderate oven (300 degrees) until tender. If the sauce needs thickening, add a little corn starch mixed with cold water and cook until starch is thoroughly done.

Photo of the original printing of this recipe with Cary Grant’s signature. Click to enlarge.

Cary Grant Barbecue Chicken Recipe

Did you know?

At the age of 15, Cary Grant ran away from home and joined Bog Penders acrobats, known in England as the “knockabout Comedians”.

Cary Grant Movies

I’ve gathered many of Cary Grant’s movies that are now in the public domain and offer them on DVD – and I’m always seeking out more. He was such fun to watch, no matter what type of role he played! Following is a list of what is currently available in my shop.

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Number Please 1920 Harold Lloyd Short

Number Please

Number Please 1920 Harold Lloyd Short

Stars of Number Please: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Roy Brooks

Directors: Hal Roach, Fred C. Newmeyer (co-director) (as Fred Newmeyer)

Number Please is a fun, short comedy, with good material and a fine job by Harold Lloyd as a slightly amoral but still sympathetic character. Plenty on laughs as Lloyd goes to great limits to win the heart of a girl. Among the difficulties confronting Harold are a couple of contrary canines, several suspicious cops, a grossly incompetent telephone operator and a rapacious goat. The sequences involving the crazy mirrors and the phone booths are absolute gems.

Typical of many of the better silent slapstick comedies, Number Please is a highly entertaining, charming, and, simply put, FUNNY short. The gags are aplenty, and many of them take full creative advantage of the setting and the circumstances of the central characters. Taking place within the realms of an amusement park leads to many rather interesting cinematic moments.

Did you know?

Mildred Davis, who played the object of Harold’s affections in Number Please, was Harold Lloyd’s future real-life wife.

The location of the filming was an amusement park in Orange Park, California.

By the mid 1920’s, Harold Lloyd had left Roach and was producing all the films in which he starred. Of all the silent film comedians, Harold Lloyd was the most profitable. His films out grossed the movies of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, and he made more films than both of them put together.

Movie Information

  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Release Date: December 26th, 1920
  • Production Co.: Rolin Films
  • Run time: 25 minutes
  • Color: Black and White
  • Sound: Silent

You can watch this film for free on my BitChute channel. Just click the image below and it will take you there. Feel free to share! This movie is now in the public domain.

Hope you enjoy this old but still fun film and most of all, find a few grins and giggles!

 

Number Please

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Return of Draw Egan

Return of Draw Egan

The Return of Draw Egan Silent Movie

The Return of Draw Egan is an old, silent movie that is still quite entertaining to watch, especially if you’re into the older film-making, the great directors of that time and the acting that really took acting skills! If you’re new to old-time entertainment, give it a chance  –  it’s more entertaining than one would think.

The Return of Draw Egan is a 1916 silent era western drama motion picture starring William S. Hart, Louise Glaum, Margery Wilson, Robert McKim, and J.P. Lockney.

Hart plays Draw Egan, a bandit leader who narrowly escapes the long arm of the law thanks to some quick thinking and a secret trap door. His partner in crime, Arizona Joe (Robert McKim), is not so fortunate and is arrested.

The film takes place in the American Wild West that helped to form America. Draw Egan is a notorious outlaw (played by Hart). His gang is chased by a posse of lawmen to his remote mountain cabin, where they are trapped. During a fierce shootout, Egan opens a trapdoor and they escape through a tunnel before the posse can overwhelm them.

With a bounty on his head, Egan turns up in the dangerous frontier range town of Yellow Dog. Presenting himself by the assumed name William Blake, he enters the saloon. The seductive dance-hall girl, Poppy (played by Glaum), uses her alluring wiles to entice and entertain him. He looks amused when he is challenged to fight by a rowdy barfly, then punches and finishes the man off with the one powerful blow. The townspeople are impressed. Believing Blake to be a strong and law-abiding man, they want him to be their new marshal. The reformist mayor, Mat Buckton (played by Lockney), hires him for the much avoided position to restore law and order and rid the town of the lawless gunmen who have nearly taken over.

You can watch the entire movie free on my Bit Chute channel! The picture below is a link that will take you right to the movie. Check it out – you just might find you enjoy it!

The movie is public domain, which means you can (from BitChute), share it, torrent it or add it to a playlist.

Happy Labor Day!

Return of Draw Egan
Return of Draw Egan

 

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Making Hires Root Beer Homemade

Hires Root Beer Intro

Making Hires Root Beer Homemade

This is the original recipe for making Hires Root Beer. This recipe dates back to a brochure put out in the year 1891. Very vintage, very good! The typed recipe is slightly adapted, but you can download the original below in a PDF file, if you like.

Recipe Directions for Making Hires Root Beer

  1. Take contents of bottle (Root Beer Extract).
  2. 4 pounds of sugar (granulated is preferable).
  3. 5 gallons of pure fresh water (lukewarm is preferable).
  4. Half pint of good fresh yeast, or half cake of fresh compressed yeast.
  5. When made in cool weather, double the quantity of yeast should be used.

The Way to do It

Dissolve the sugar thoroughly in the water, then add the Root Beer Extract and the yeast. (If cake yeast be used, it should first be dissolved in a little cold water, then it will mix more readily with the beer.) Stir until thoroughly mixed, and bottle in strong bottles or jugs at once, corking and tying the corks securely. Then be sure and set in a warm place for several hours, so that it can become effervescent. (If set in a cool place when first made the yeast becomes chilled and cannot work).

It will be ready to drink after being bottled in ten or twelve hours, but will open more effervescently if allowed to stand for three or four days. After the Beer has become effervescent, it should then be set in a cool place of even temperature. Before opening the bottle place it on ice, or in a cold place, for a short time, when it will be sparkling and delicious.

To make the Hires Root Beer more cheaply, molasses or common sugar may be used to sweeten it.

A very pleasant drink may be made for immediate use by adding two teaspoonfuls of the Extract to a quart of water, sweetening with granulated sugar to suit the taste, then beat half the white of an egg and mix together.

Note. Occasionally parties write us that they have tried to make the Root Beer, and while it is very good, it does not effervesce, or pop, when it is opened.

Now, when a case of this kind happens, we know that there is something wrong in the making of it. Either the yeast was not good, or else the Beer, when made, was placed in the cellar, or in a cool place, where it became shilled and could not ferment.

A woman in making bread is always very careful that the dough does not become chilled, so sets it in a warm place to insure its rising and becoming light. So it is with our Root Beer, warmth is essential to life. If this simple fact is borne in mind no one will ever fail in making our Root Beer to have it delicious and sparkling.

When we say, “fresh compressed yeast,” we mean the small square cake yeast that is sold fresh every day in most of the prominent towns of the United States at two cents a cake. When only the dry cake yeast can be had, a whole cake should be used. In fact, our experience has been that very little of the dry cake yeast sold is good for anything; we therefore prefer to use good fresh baker’s yeast, or fresh compressed yeast.

If these simple hints are carefully borne in mind the Hires Root Beer is very little trouble to make successfully.

When we say “yeast”, we do not mean baking powder.

THE CHARLES E. HIRES CO.,
SOLE MANUFACTURERS, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Cooking and Baking with Root Beer Root Beer Recipes Cookbook

Once you’ve made a batch of homemade Hires Root Beer, discover many tasty ways to use it in your cooking and baking with our Root Beer Recipes eBook!

Click the image below to download a copy of the page that contained the original publication of “Making Hires Root Beer”.

Hires Root Beer

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Happy Fathers Day Free eCards

Happy Fathers Day eCard

Happy Fathers Day Free eCards

Have a special father to send Happy Fathers Day greetings to? Here’s a couple free eCards you can use to surprise dad on his day of honor!

There are two free e-cards you can use to send, print, text, email or post on social networks like facebook or twitter. Imagine that special dad’s surprise when he sees this in his e-mail, his phone, on his wall, or in his twitter feed!

Happy Fathers Day email

Happy Fathers Day Social

To copy the eCards (below) to your own hard drive, simply right click the image below (not the one’s above) and use “save as”. Please do not hot link to this web site to use the images.

If you have a simply image editor, which most of us do on our phone and/or computer, you could add a signature on the e-card and really personalize it! I do request that you leave the source on the card so others’ can find the e-card, but obviously this is something I cannot police, or force you to do.

The verse on the first Happy Fathers Day free e-card simply reads:

Happy Fathers Day!” at the top. In the middle is an image of a vintage car. Underneath the car it says, “Love You, Dad!” The image size of this e-card, which is in vertical format, is 480px by 672px – a perfect size for emails, texts or web postings.

Happy Fathers Day Car eCard
Happy Father’s Day eCard

The second e-card is for “King Dad”. Dad is sitting on a throne with a sign that says, “All hail king dad!” What dad wouldn’t want to feel like a king for a day? 😉  The image size for this e-card is 642px x 453px – again, perfect size for web use or sending in a email or text. This one, in horizontal format, has a little note to dad that reads as follows.

“Dear Dad, there isn’t a dad who measures up to you in any way. That’s why there’s so much pride in this wish for you today! The best for you always on on Father’s day!”

King Dad Fathers Day eCard
All hail king dad!

Pick your e-card, right click and use “save as” to save to your phone, notepad or computer and surprise a special dad this Fathers Day – it will be fun for both of you!

I hope you and your special dad get some enjoyment out of these e-cards. It truly is the simple, little things in life that can mean the most. One of those things is knowing someone special thought of you with love.

Happy Father’s Day to all!

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Randolph Scott All American Actor

Randolph Scott Memorial Photo

Randolph Scott All American Actor

Randolph Scott was a handsome all American leading man who developed into one of Hollywood’s greatest and most popular Western stars. Mr. Scott, another one of the great actors of yesteryear, was best friends with Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, and the Rev. Billy Graham. He was a conservative Republican and one of Hollywood’s biggest supporters of Ronald Reagan as governor of California. Read more about this amazing man on IMDB.

Quote

My retirement is both voluntary and involuntary. One reason, and this is voluntary, is the impact of television. All old movies are turning up on television, and frankly making pictures doesn’t interest me anymore. Another reason is that the film industry is in a declining state.

George Randolph Scott was born on January 23, 1898 and passed away on March 2, 1987. He was an American film actor whose career spanned from 1928 to 1962. That’s a total of 34 years and a whole lot of movies!

Movie Offerings on Mayda Mart

The following movies are available here if they’re linked. If not, they are available by special request. Just use my contact form to let me know which ones you’d like to buy.  Thank you.


Mr. Scott was a powerhouse when it came to making movies. He made so many and I do take special requests, if there is something in particular you’re looking for. If I can find it for you, we can work out the arrangements, so don’t hesitate to ask!

Did You Know?

Randolph Scott was hired to coach Gary Cooper in a Virginia dialect for The Virginian (1929) and played a bit part in the film.

I offer a nice, printable 8×10 memorial photo of Randolph Scott in honor of him as one of the great American actors of all time.

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Bette Davis Classic Movies

Bette Davis

Bette Davis Classic Movies

Bette Davis made so many wonderful classic movies dating back to the 1930s. She was an incredible, unique actress, an exceptional claim to fame all her own. She was good at being bad, both in movies and in her day-to-day life!

While in many ways Bette Davis could appear bigger than life, she was also vulnerable in her own ways, just like any one of us. She described the last three decades of her life as a “my macabre period“. She hated being alone at night and found growing older “terrifying”. I should think many of us relate to those feelings. During her life, she spent the majority of her wealth supporting her mother, three children, and four husbands.

She was amazing, sassy, tough and lovable all at the same time – not to mention a real treat to watch, no matter her role.

Quotes From Bette Davis

  • I wouldn’t piss on Joan Crawford if she were on fire.
  • Getting old is not for sissies.
  • What a fool I was to come to Hollywood where they only understand platinum blondes and where legs are more important than talent.
  • To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.
  • I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I think I just can’t play myself. I don’t know how! But, if you give me a drink – give me a cigarette – give me a gun – I’ll play any old bag you want me to. I just can’t play myself!
  • The weak are the most treacherous of us all. They come to the strong and drain them. They are bottomless. They are insatiable. They are always parched and always bitter. They are everyone’s concern and like vampires they suck our life’s blood.

The above quotes (and many more), along with the entire bio of Bette Davis can be found on IMDB.

Bette Davis Movies

Available by Request

  • 1934 – Fog Over Frisco
  • 1936 – The Golden Arrow
  • 1938 – The Sisters
  • 1941 – The Great Lie
  • 1932 – The Rich Are Always With Us
  • 1943 – Watch on the Rhine
  • 1946 – Deception
  • 1948 – Winter Meeting
  • 1949 – Beyond the Forest
  • 1950 – All About Eve
  • 1956 – Catered Affair
  • 1965 – The Nanny

 

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