Hollywood has meant many things to many people throughout its illustrious history, but nowadays, Tinseltown is best known for the three Gs-Glitz, Glamour, and Ghosts. Read about the celebrity apparitions who touch visitors at the Hollywood Wax Museum with ghostly hands; the phantom bartender at the elegant Yamashiro Restaurant who startles diners; the lively spirits at The Formosa CafA (c) who drink right along with the customers. You won't want to miss Clift Montgomerys bugle call at The Hollywood Roosevelt ; Janis Joplins presence at the Highland Gardens Hotel; Bela Lugosis daily visit to the famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine; and the final resting place for dozens of Hollywood luminaries at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery. There are curses and murder and mayhem aplenty, for in Hollywood the show still goes on.
Marla Brooks is a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer whose love of old-fashioned comfort food was encouraged by growing up in the family that ran Slobodis Delicatessen in Philadelphia in the e30s and e40s. The recipes in the book are her way of handing down family memories to future generations. iThereis probably not a person alive who doesnit salivate at the recollection of a favorite childhood meal. Family recipes handed down from generation to generation change very little in the process, because we savor those childhood memories.i