Recipes for Starving Actors

By: Izay, Victor

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Book Condition: Near Fine


(softcover) [minor spots of soiling to fore-edge and rear cover, but so minimally worn that it presents as almost brand-new; absolutely of gift quality, in case you're moved to present it to a starving actor of your own acquaintance]. (line drawings) A book of recipes "related to the many moods and pecuniary posture of the dramatic artist," whatever the heck that means. There are indeed plenty of recipes, ranging from the mundane to the somewhat exotic, many with showbiz-inspired names, e.g. "Tutti-Frutti D'Hollywood & Vine (Fruit Salad with Wine)" and "Barrymore Beef and Kidney Stew." The whole thing is arranged along the lines of a playbill, with "Act I" consisting mostly of useful advice on cookery terms, how to serve wines, where to get food when you're on the road, etc., followed by "Intermission" (hors d'ouevres), and so forth; the actual recipes are interspersed throughout with bits of theatrical history and humor. The author (still with us as of this writing) has been in show business in one way or another since the 1940s, most notably as an very active character actor (mostly in TV) during the 1960s and 1970s; he also has the distinction of having appeared in all three of the "Billy Jack" movies.

Title: Recipes for Starving Actors

Author: Izay, Victor

Illustrator: Illustrated by (drawings & design) Arthur Gould

Categories: Cookbooks,

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

Publisher: Los Alamitos CA, Approved Publishers Service: (c.1964)

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Plastic comb binding

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 19248

Keywords: Food Show Business Actors