Hollywood Sandwiches

The Golden Years of Movie Catering

Ever wondered what was in the sandwich that Rita Hayworth was eating in scene 37 of Separate Tables? Or perhaps you want to know why Humphrey Bogart would never entertain a cheese and tomato baguette?

Well now, at last, all is revealed in Hollywood Sandwiches: The Golden Years of Movie Catering. Film historian and professional geek Andrew T Richards - author of Flan 9 From Outer Space: The Significance of Pastries in the Films of Ed Wood - scours the archives to produce a fascinating history of the sandwiches that played such a pivotal role in the early days of the American film industry.

  • Find out how Gene Kelly narrowly avoided injury when a malfunctioning ham and pickle roll exploded on the set of Ziegfeld Follies.
  • Relive Burt Lancaster's terrifying encounter with a cheese and onion toasty during rehearsals for From Here to Eternity.
  • Discover how filming for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes almost ground to a halt because of Jane Russell's floury baps.

* Plus! *

For the first time we print an extract from the original draft of Planet of the Canapés, in which an astronaut crew travel into the future and crash land on an Earth ruled by vol-au-vents.

* And! *

Hollywood Sandwiches

Special effects guru Ray Harryhausen describes the trials and tribulations of working with a stop-motion granary loaf.

* Crikey! *

All that, plus an annotated diagram of the infamous BLT featured in Creature from the Black Lagoon, a personal introduction by the MGM's Head of Fillings and a brief history of gherkins.

 

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First 500 orders come with a limited edition tub of margarine, signed by Mickey Rooney

 

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