Thursday, December 31, 2009

Old Hollywood's Obsession with LIVERWURST

Yeah. I'm talking about this. I'm asking the hard questions. I am a pioneer. Well...probably not, but anyway....anybody else ever notice that there seems to have been a huge cultural keenness toward liverwurst in the past, at least according to old movies? It's right there with ham, roast beef and chicken and furthermore, I dare to suggest that it far surpasses tuna, turkey, bologna and salami in terms of prevalence and recognition in old films.


Item A:
Spellbound (1945), directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman. The crucial moment comes from about 3:00 till 3:47.

Item B:
White Christmas (1954) directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Vera Ellen and Danny Kaye. Crucial moment near the beginning.

Item C:
Charade (1963) directed by Stanley Donen and starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant. Crucial moment within the first minute.

Liverwurst, liverwurst, liverwurst. Sandwiches. Sandwiches. Sandwiches. Shrug.


Kelsy said...

What the hell IS liverwurst? Thank you for this. Haha.

Margaux said...

I looked it up. It's sausage made from pork and pork liver. Yummmmmm........???

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Ha-ha; I think there was more traditional european and 'american' food in the day those films were made. It is hilarious how they mention it...there's a lot of food talk in White Christmas in general.

Anonymous said...

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emma wallace said...

How funny! I never made the liverwurst connection. I totally remember that scene in "White Christmas."

Anonymous said...

Liverwurst is good stuff! Try it with mayo on white bread. Actually, our family called it braunschweiger, and I thought it was all the same UNTIL I walked into a Jewish deli and asked for braunschweiger. The person behind the counter gaped at me, and explained that braunschweiger had PORK in it, and liverwurst does not. Get it? White Christmas is one of my fave movies ever, and I can practically recite every line in it, as we make a point to watch it every Christmas! ;o)