This week's "Movie of the Week" is Love Affair. As usual, Life gives away the whole thing. However, you are probably very familiar with the plot already--director Leo McCarey remade Love Affair in 1957, renaming it An Affair to Remember. I've seen the Cary Grant/Deborah Kerr version a few times over the years, but this was my first viewing of Love Affair and I think I like it better. At any rate, I was totally glued to the computer (Love Affair is free at Archive.org.) even though I already knew what was going to happen.
Poster from Doctor Macro
Charles Boyer's character is always going around ordering champagne cocktails with pink champagne. I didn't have any of the pink stuff, but here's my recipe for a champagne cocktail:
1 teaspoon demerara sugar
3 drops Angostura bitters
1 oz (2 tablespoons) brandy
champagne (about 3 to 4 ounces)
makes 1 cocktail
Place the sugar in the bottom of a champagne coupe, add the bitters and the brandy. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Top off with champagne. Enjoy!
Adapted from MarthaStewart.com
Also in this week's Life:
"Little-girl Dress: It's Feminine Without Being Too Fussy"
"Metropolitan Museum: Its Miscellany is a Browser's Paradise"
"Free: 1000 Pairs of Exquisite Kayser Silk Stockings"