Party like it’s 1939

While bringing in the New Year, why not celebrate with a classic film star flare?
Here are a few beverages that some of your favorite stars may have been drinking on New Year’s Eve:

Vivien LeighVivien Leigh: Gin and Tonic
4 to 5 tonic water Ice Cubes
3 ounces gin
4 ounces tonic water
1 tablespoon squeezed lime juice
Lime wedge for garnish
Source: Vivien Leigh historian Kendra Bean

charles-butterworth-1-sizedCharles Buttersworth: Martin with Gin
2 ounces dry gin
1 ounce dry vermouth
Ice
Olives or a twist of lemon, for garnish
Source: World’s Biggest Cookbook

 

Actress Jean Harlow Posing in Seductive PoseJean Harlow:
2 oz Bacardi 151 light rum
2 oz sweet vermouth
lemon peel for garnish
*The Comet’s personal favorite
Source: Kitty Packard Pictorial

 

Portrait of John WayneJohn Wayne:
12 oz Cola
5 count Grenadine
6 count Jack Daniels

 

 

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe:
Dom Perignon 1953 Champagne
Source: World’s Biggest Cookbook

 

 

 

Actor and Writer Robert BenchleyRobert Benchley: Orange Blossom
3/4 oz gin
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
3/4 oz orange juice
Source: World’s Biggest Cookbook

 

 

joan-sizedJoan Crawford
Vodka on the rocks
Source: Confidential magazine, January 1957

 

 

 

Casablanca movie image Humphrey BogartHumphrey Bogart:
Scotch
Source: World’s Biggest Cookbook

 

 

 

ginger rogersGinger Rogers:
Ginger Rogers didn’t drink and the “bar” in her home was a soda fountain.
Source: Ginger Rogers’s autobiography “My Own Story”

 

 

Happy New Year everyone from Comet Over Hollywood! Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and stay safe! See you in 2014!

Cheers from Comet Over Hollywood (and Joseph Cotten)

Cheers from Comet Over Hollywood (and Joseph Cotten)

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4 thoughts on “Party like it’s 1939

  1. I never knew that about Ginger! I guess it’s about time I finally track down a copy of her autobiography. I’m not a drinker either, so I’ll be enjoying a Diet Coke or a sweet tea this NYE, haha.

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  2. Your recipe for Bogart gave me a good laugh — Scotch, that’s all, scotch. And isn’t John Wayne’s drink pure John Wayne?! I’ll have to keep some of these to try, especially The Vivien Leigh and the Jean Harlow…

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