Friday, February 6, 2009
How To Hitchcock
Ogden Nash wrote a poem, "How to Hitchcock," to accompany a droll series of photos that John Rawlings snapped in 1956 at "21" Club, the New York hot spot, of an impish Alfred Hitchcock carving a Christmas turkey. Nash's ditty read in part:
"Pick a Hitchcock of opulence rather than corpulence,
just pleasingly plump, with a snug silhouette,
To embellish the board when the places are set.
For the ultimate test, more closely examine it.
The Hitchcock supreme has a wide streak of ham in it."