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The "Born Yesterday" Happy Holliday Ice Cream - a recipe
Blues got you down? Pick yourself up by making this delightful confection guaranteed to put a smile back on your face! You won't have to worry about watching your waistline with this fabulous flavor, either - it contains zero calories, is fat-free, all-natural and tastes great! Here's what you'll need:
1 quart Judy Holliday, actress
1 quart William Holden, actor
1 quart Broderick Crawford, actor
2 cups Garson Kanin & Albert Mannheimer, writers
1 cup George Cukor, director
Take Holliday and let simmer in a variety of 40s stage plays and bit parts in films. Add Kanin and mix into his Broadway play Born Yesterday, about the ditzy fiancée of uncultured businessman who gets an education in life and love from Washington, DC reporter. Run for 1,642 performances from 1946-48.
Gently remove Holliday from Broadway and place back in Hollywood for supporting role in Hepburn/Tracy comedy Adam's Rib. Collect rave reviews.
Sprinkle in Cukor evenly and adapt Born Yesterday for big screen for him to direct. Carefully pour in Kanin and Mannheimer to write screenplay. Add Holden and Crawford to play the two male leads and fill out supporting cast and crew. Shake well and serve.
I like to serve myself a helping of Born Yesterday whenever I'm in the mood to enjoy a great big scoop of my favorite comedic actress. I've talked before about why I love Holliday so much - her comic timing, her gift for mimickry, her singing ability, her looks - and while I find it a great tragedy that she died so young (only 43!), I'm also amazed that she made such a strong impact in the brief time we had her.
She won the Best Actress Oscar for this film, beating, among others, acting heavyweights Bette Davis and Gloria Swanson in iconic, larger-than-life roles, and while you can argue one way or another whether or not she deserved to win, there's no denying she deserved to be in the running. Give this cinematic treat a taste today!