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Lucille Ball’s Racist Recipe Whitewashed! —<I>Stargayzing</I> Blows Whistle

Lucille Ball’s Racist Recipe Whitewashed! —Stargayzing Blows Whistle

Eating With The Stars
In a revelation that may further fray the United States’ already volatile relationship with China, Stargayzing’s David Munk has learned that writer Frank DeCaro modified a recipe by America’s all-time favorite comedienne, Lucille Ball, in his best-selling book The Dead Celebrity Cookbook. “The recipe for Lucille Ball’s ‘Chinese-y Thing’ on page 100 of his book is completely misleading,” Munk sniffed. “Any aficionado of celebrity recipes worth his salt knows damn well that Lucy’s recipe was always called ‘Chinkee Goodee’!”  Though DeCaro does mention the racist slur in his introduction, people close to the situation feel the recipe should have been used as it was written by Ball, or not at all. This incendiary news has the potential to rip through the celebrity recipe community…
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The <i>Stargayzing</i> Collection of Things I Collect

The Stargayzing Collection of Things I Collect

Munk's Junk (Everything Else)

One of my oldest collections began before I was ten years old, when I bought my first two Pyramid books about film—about Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart.  Published in the 1970s, the layout these books was perfect for a kid, as they simply presented a survey of the actor’s film work chronologically eschewing almost everything personal.  Some of them were written by future film experts like Leonard Maltin. They are a great example of a collection that has little monetary value but means the world to me, as it represents the seeds of passion for my future film studies.

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