Thursday, February 28, 2013

Donut Dunking lessons and It Happened One Night.

When I was putting together my Mae Murray, invented the tradition of dunking donuts in coffee post. Click here to view post. It reminded me of this charming scene from:

It Happened One Night (1934). Spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews(Claudette Colbert), locked up in the cabin of her father's yacht goes on a hunger strike to get back at her father, who wants to have her marriage to a playboy aviator annulled. 

When she finally escapes, travelling cross-country by bus, Ellie meets up with "down-on-his-luck" reporter, Peter Warne (Clark Gable).

After spending the night at a motor-lodge, Peter cooks her breakfast of a scrambled egg, a donut, and black coffee. Following Peter's lead, Ellie plunges her donut into the cup.

PETER: Say, where did you learn to dunk, in finishing school?

ELLIE: Aw, now, don't you start telling me I shouldn't dunk.

PETER: Of course you shouldn't. You don't know how to do it. Dunking's an art. Don't let it soak so long. A dip and--plop, into your mouth. If you let it soak so long, it'll get soft and fall off. It's all a matter of timing. I ought to write a book about it.

Please click here to read It Happened One Night(1934) movie reiew


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