Dec. 17, 1947: Frightening Food From the 1940s — ‘Unusual’ Fruitcake

L.A. Times, 1947

L.A. Times, 1947
Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project..


Bonus factoid: The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a $2,500 fine against Hollywood book dealer Marcell Rodd for selling the obscene book “Call House Madam.” The book, by Serge G. Wolsey, is now available at the Los Angeles Public Library.

Quote of the day: “I don’t give a so-and-so what you think.”
Tallulah Bankhead, continuing her feud with Lynn Fontanne, when Fontanne and Noel Coward visited Bankhead backstage to give their compliments after a performance of “Private Lives.” Bankhead asked: “What did you think of me, Noel?”


L.A. Times, 1947

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