Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Search For Delicious Soup
George Rector had a radio show called "Dine With George Rector" (you know what was probably on the menu) and was the son of Charles E. Rector of Rector's Oyster House in Chicago and the famous New York City restaurant, Rector's. This 1908 menu from Rector's starts with "Grape Fruit" and martinis and oysters and ends up with something called Omelette Soufflée on [sic] Chocolat. There is a soup but it is only a consommé. Sadly, it is not Phillips Delicious Southern Chicken Gumbo or Noodle With Chicken.
George Rector played himself in the 1937 Mae West movie, Every Day's A Holiday. The link goes to the original trailer, which is quite amusing. Nothing about George, alas, but it does feature a lot of middle-aged actors ("Her Five Musketeers") and of course the fabulous Mae, who is "Blonde for Gentlemen!" and "Brunette For Fun!" and wears enormous feathered headpieces or hats in almost every scene. I hope George brought along plenty of Delicious Soup for everyone.
Posted by Lidian at 8:54 AM