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A TRIBUTE TO OUR MILITARY
A CAST OF CHARACTERS
A CALENDER OF MOVIES: What to Watch When
A CALENDAR OF MOVIES: Christmas - "The King of Kings" (1927)
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
ABBOTT & COSTELLO
AMERICAN CLASSIC MOVIES INTRODUCTIONS
ANIMALS AND THE MOVIES
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Sets
ARCITECTURE: Ancient Egypt
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Bernheimer Residence
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Ennis-Brown House
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Evan Thompson's Bottle House
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Greystone Manor
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Hearst Castle
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Hollywood Sign
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Homes of the Stars
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Jean Harlow
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Maps and Floor Plans
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Pickfair
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Rispin Mansion
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Royal Hawaiian Hotel
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Scotty's Castle
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Shelby House
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: West Hollywood Historical Association
ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: Whimsy
ARCHIVES: VOLUME 1
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ASSORTED SHORT CLIPS
"B" MOVIES
B - MOVIES: Serials
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THE BARRYMORE FAMILY
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CHARLIE CHAN ANNEX
CHARLIE CHAN: Asian Actors in Hollywood
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CHARLIE CHAN: Chang Apana
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CHARLIE CHAN: Maven and Rush Glick's Interview in . . . "Monster Bash"!
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CHARLIE CHAN: Murder Rate
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CHILDREN'S CORNER: Colleen Moore's Castle
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Judy Bolton
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Nancy Drew
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Nancy Drew (For Older Fans!)
CHILDREN'S CORNER: Shirley Temple
COMEDIANS
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COSTUME DESIGNERS
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FASHIONS IN FILM
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HALLOWEEN 2011: Movies to Watch
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HAUNTS: Winchester House
HISTORY: Hollywood and Elsewhere
HOLLYWOOD'S SCANDALS AND CRIMES
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . CRIME: Greystone Mansion Murder
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . Crime: Jean Harlow and Paul Bern's Muder?
HOLLYWOOD'S . . . CRIME: Tate/LaBianca Murders
HOLLYWOOD'S . . .CRIME: William Desmond Taylor Murder
HOLLYWOOD'S MARRY-GO-ROUNDS
HORROR - SCIENCE FICTION
HORROR - SCI FI: Annex
HORROR - SCI FI: The Atomic Submarine (1959)
HORROR - SCI FI: Bela Lugosi
HORROR - SCI FI: Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi
HORROR - SCI FI: Boris Karloff
HORROR - SCI FI: Dracula (1931)
HORROR - SCI FI: Frankenstein (1931)
HORROR - SCI FI: Gojira (1954) & Godzilla (1957)
HORROR - SCI FI: Invaders from Mars (1954)
HORROR - SCI FI: King Kong
HORROR - SCI FI: Lon Chaney
HORROR - SCI FI: Nifty Fifty's Creature Features
HORROR - SCI FI: Nightmare Theatre with Gorgon
HORROR - SCI FI: Ray Harryhausen
HORROR - SCI FI: Stephen King
HORROR - SCI FI: Universal Studios
HORROR - SCI FI: Universal Monster Genealogy
HORROR - SCI FI: Wes Davis
HORROR - SCI FI: The Witch's Dungeon
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES
HUSTON FAMILY
I LOVE LUCY
INTERVIEWS
JOHN WAYNE
JONATHAN GEFFNER
JOSEPHINE BAKER
KAY LINAKER
LEI MAKING
LOCATIONS
MDs - RNs - RNBs - OH MY!
M.D.S . . . - The Crime Doctor Series
MAGIC IN MOVIES
MAKEUP ARTISTS
MAKEUP ARTISTS: The Westmore Family
MARX BROTHERS
MARY ASTOR
MARY PICKFORD AND DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS
MAVEN'S LIBRARY
MAVEN'S WEBSITES TO CHECK OUT
MUSIC
MUSIC: Dancers
MUSIC: The Lyrics
MYSTERIES
MYSTERIES: A Warning For Those Who Give Away The Endings!
MYSTERIES: Alfred Hitchcock
MYSTERIES: The Bat
MYSTERIES: D. W. Griffith vs. Mary Roberts Rinehart
MYSTERIES: Gum Shoes
MYSTERIES: Old Dark Houses
MYSTERIES: S.S. Van Dine
MYSTERIES: S.S. Van Dine - The Kidnap Murder Case
ORSON WELLES
PERRY MASON
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QUOTES From Hollywood
QUOTES From Hollywood Movies
QUOTES From Dorothy Parker
QUOTES Dorothy Parkers' "The Waltz"
RADIO SHOWS: Vintage Series
RECIPES OF THE WEEK
RECIPES OF THE WEEK: More about the Recipes
RECIPES OF THE WEEK: A Rejuvenating Diet
REVIEWS
REVIEWS - Mini Mavens
RONALD REAGAN
RUDOLPH VALENTINO
SEX IN THE CINEMA
SHIRLEY TEMPLE
SILENT MOVIES
TAYLOR SCHULTZ: Hollywood Sculptor
TRANSPORTATION IN THE MOVIES: Aviation
VINCENT PRICE
VINCENT PRICE: Connoisseur
WHAT'S MY LINE?
THE WHISTLER
THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
Vincent and Mary Price's
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Treasury of Great Recipes

Vincent and Mary Price
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At Work

     Among Vincent Price's many accomplishments were his talents for great food and writing cookbooks.
     One of Maven's keepsakes from her mother (Beckey Truesdale, aka Mrs. Chan) is his Treasury of Great Recipes that Price wrote with his second wife, Mary Grant (Bernard Geis Associates, publishers; New York; 1965, fifth printing.

VINCENT PRICE'S FANCY FISH
 
     This recipe gained fame - or infamy, depending on your outlook! - back when Johnny Carson was the host of the Tonight Show.

Vincent Price's Fancy Fish

  Maven's primary problem that the family dishwasher usually is full of various culinary items of different uses, sizes and state of cleanliness to be able to do this. . . .  She could clear the dishwasher, sure, but what to do with all that . . . stuff . . . that would have to go back in?!

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VIncent Price's
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Sopaipilla Recipe
Vincent Price with John Sutton and Nan Grey
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in "The Invisible Man Returns" (1940
What better way to enjoy a Price movie
. . .  like The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
 . . . than with one of his recipes!
 
SOPAIPILLAS
(FRIED PUFFS)
 
These are crisp, fried puffs, excellent served in place of bread, particularly with Mixican food.  Sopaipillas are traditional with Mexican chocolate at four in the afternoon, or accompanying coffee and changa (cream cheese with guava jelly and guava husks) for a dessert or a snack any time of the day.  This is a redipe from Fred Harvey's La Funda in Santa Fe give to us for our collection by the railway people.
 
dry yeast
milk
sugar
salt
butter
egg
four
cooking oil
 
1.  Into mixing bolw put:  1/4 lukewarm water  (119 degrees F.)
 
2.  Sprinkle in:  1 package dry yeast and let stand until yeast is softened.
 
3.  In saucepan combine:  3/4 cup milk, 6 tablespoons sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt.  Bring to a boil, remove from heat and stir in 2 tablespoons butter.  Let cool to lukewarm, then stir into yeast mixture.
 
4.  Stir in:  1 beaten egg.
 
5.  Gradually beat in:  3 cups flour.  When dough becomes too thick to beat, work in the last 1/2 cup flour with your hand to make a dough which is soft, but not sticky.  It should not be stiff.
 
6.  Cover dough with a towel and let rise for 1 1/2 hours. Punch down, turn out on lightly floured oastrt board, and knead briefly until dough is smooth.  Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
 
7.  Then roll out dough about 1/4 inxh rhick into a 12-inch square and cut into 24 strips, each 2 x 1 inches.
 
8.  heat in saucepan:  2 inches cooking oil to 110 degrees F.
 
9.  Add the strips of dough, a few at a time, and deep fry for 3 minutes, or until golden brown, turning once when puffed and browned on the underside.

for other recipes plus one for what
Maven was raised to call Sopapillas.]
 
SOPAPILLAS
 
This is basically a home-made recipe since you start like you're going to make donuts . . . you get refrigerated crescent rolls and separate them.  You could use biscuits but it won't be the same. 
The difference is that you don't cut any holes in them like you do for donutes.
You will need to put cinnamon sugar in a large brown paper sack to toss the sopapillas in when they're done.
You heat up oil (or whatever you choose!) and drop a few rolls into the oil at a time, turning as they get done. 
You can drain them on paper towels and them cover them in cinnamon sugar.  Then put the sopapillas in the brown paper sack and toss them.
 
[WARNING:  YOU ARE USING HOT OIL SO BE VERY CAREFUL WHILE MAKING THESE SOPAPILLAS!]
 
(All pictures and the recipe on this page are copyrighted to Vincent and Mary Price.)

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