Friday, February 6, 2009

How To Hitchcock

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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."

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