New Year's Eve Pre-Code Marathon

We rang in the New Year with Pre-Code and LOTS of it!



Since New Year's Eve events were mostly canceled due to Covid, Lara Gabrielle and I cooked up something for you!


We hosted a Hollywood Kitchen "Pre-Code New Year's Eve Marathon" on December 31st, 2021 on ZOOM. We showed three pre-code films and you can see our discussion in the videos below.


Barbara Stanwyck discussion THE MIRACLE WOMAN


Marion Davies discussion POLLY OF THE CIRCUS (1932)


Jean Harlow discussion BOMBSHELL (1933)


Krista Lawler helped me assemble a ton of pre-code star recipes if anyone wanted to make a meal. Click HERE to see them.


Doing this allowed us all to be together (albeit virtually) and share in our love of food and film!



Special Guest


Lara Gabrielle is a writer and film historian. Her new book Captain of Her Soul: The Life of Marion Davies from UC Press is slated for release in 2022. She writes book reviews, festival coverage, and pieces on the history, theory and culture of film on her blog Backlots.


Our friend Barbara Boyd Doss made this beautiful Barbara Stanwyck breakfast spread!


Our friend Ruth Mundsack made Marlene Dietrich's scrambled eggs and Gary Cooper's Griddle Cakes served with a side of bacon!


HAPPY NEW YEAR! Stay tuned for more food, fun and film history in 2022 from Hollywood Kitchen!