Of All the Gin Joints

by Mark Bailey | History |
ISBN: 1565125932 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 1/5/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, January 05, 2019
I got this hardcover from a local Salvation Army thrift shop. It's subtitled "Stumbling through Hollywood history," and it deals with many anecdotes about the various soused celebrities - some amusing, some inevitably tragic. From legendary tippler John Barrymore to late starter Robert Benchley to Richard Burton (who was said to be able to down three bottles of vodka a day), the book features biographies, quips and quotes, and an amazing capacity for booze.

There are nods to films about booze, too, including a look at the marvelous, harrowing classic "The Lost Weekend". And I was amused to find a recipe for the "Alaskan Polar Bear Heater," the drink concocted by the Nutty Professor's evil twin in the 1963 film starring Jerry Lewis. (This is not a drink that anyone could recommend, but it was fun seeing it in recipe form.)

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Town Common, Common & Main Sts. in Pelham, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, February 16, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (2/16/2020 UTC) at Town Common, Common & Main Sts. in Pelham, New Hampshire USA


I left this book, bagged against the elements, in the little gazebo; hope someone enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2020 Wine+Food challenge. ***

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