The Myra Breckinridge Cookbook, Howard Austen and Beverly Pepper, Stated First Edition, 1970, Little, Brown & Co, softcover, 344p incl index.
Fans of the immortal movies of the 1940s, 1970s camp, Gore Vidal, ambiguous sexuality, or the more simple pleasures of good vintage recipes and hilarious commentary, will adore this near-pristine first edition cookbook.
Over 70 black and white photographs of Hollywood film scenes pepper the collection of hundreds of entrees, breads, salads, soups, hors d'oeurves, and desserts, organized into movie menus. From the spartan "Shoestring Spaghetti Dinner" of Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush, to the gluttony of "Tom Jones", this cookbook provides a delicious way to enhance the reruns on your silver screen.
Clean, tight, fully intact and unbent. A receipt dated 1974 from the now-defunct original Borders Book Shop in Ann Arbor remains inside.