Welcome to another Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts post…our leader is Lexxie, at (un)Conventional Bookviews.

The idea of Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Please link up beneath, and visit other bloggers who are participating in Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts as well.


Today’s excerpt is from an ARC I plan to read next week…or the following week.  All the Stars in the Heavens, by Adriana Trigiani, is a spectacular saga as radiant, thrilling, and beguiling as Hollywood itself.  Adriana Trigiani takes us back to Tinsel Town’s golden age—an era as brutal as it was resplendent—and into the complex and glamorous world of a young actress hungry for fame and success. 





The scene below takes place in Hollywood in 1917.  Life on the set reveals a series of lunches brought on trays, in this instance, to the actress Mae Murray:

“Miss Murray.  Your lunch.”  A runner approached with a tray.

“What’ve we got today?”

“Ham sandwich and lemonade,” the boy said as he hooked a tray onto the arm of the slant board.  The costumer draped a large, starched linen napkin over Mae’s costume to catch any crumbs.

“I should be eating a rare steak and raw tomato.  That’s how Mary Pickford stays slim.”

“B-but you ordered….,” the boy stammered.

“Teasing ya.  Ham for the ham, honey.”  Mae smiled as she lifted the bread and removed the meat.  She ate half a slice of the bread sparingly buttered.


I liked this little peek into the glitzy Hollywood world, back in the day.  We learn that all is not fancy lunches, and lunch on a tray can be boring.

What are you teasing us with today?

I’m linking this one up to My Guilty Pleasures page.