Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Life This Week: March 20, 1939

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:

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"


  1. I do not like Deborah Kerr or Charles Boyer I have seen both versions and would be most pleased if it had been Irene and Cary! Would love to try the cocktail xxx

  2. I can't agree, I lo-o-o-ove Charles Boyer. And I second his suggestion of pink champagne at any possible interval! Will have to try your cocktail recipe, for sure!

    1. Although I prefer Jean Gabin as Pepe le Moko, I'll admit to liking Charles Boyer. To each her own! :-) I thought Boyer was just perfect in All This, and Heaven Too.

    2. I should add that I found him charming in this movie, as well. It's a definite must-watch.

  3. Your champagne cocktail is so pretty!

  4. Never seen this version. Need to now. Your champagne cocktail looks so good.

  5. MMm - I would love one of those Champagne Cocktails right now! Haven't seen this movie but will try and work out how to attach my computer to the DVD projector so I can throw it up on the wall xx

  6. Oooh, this looks good and very fancy! I didnt know An Affair to Remember was a remake, this film sounds interesting!

  7. That Champagne cocktail sounds yummy, Lauren. AND not so expensive as other drinks. I'm assuming I could substitute sparkling wine for actual Champagne.


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