My mother once said “Elizabeth Taylor is the most beautiful woman in the world,” and I grew up accepting this belief as firm truth. It wasn’t until years later that I learned this was her opinion, though the deed had already been done. I adored anything Elizabeth Taylor with fervent passion. Which is why I was so delighted recently to rediscover her passionate elegance in Cat on A Hot Tin Roof, a poignant drama about Brick Politt (played on screen by the divine Paul Newman) and his wife Maggie “The Cat” (played by Elizabeth Taylor), and their tempestuous relationship in a play woven together by Tennessee Williams. If you haven’t yet seen Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, it’s high time you do. What better way to “heat up” a weekend that with a screen party, complete with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Sundaes. Here are all the details you’ll need, including a recipe for movie-inspired ice cream sundaes and few of the movies best lines.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Sundaes
The warmth of mint and hot chocolate combines with the cool, creaminess of vanilla ice cream for a simple, satisfying sundae.
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Mint Cookie Straws
Scoop ice cream into a dish. Drizzle warm hot fudge over the top, sprinkle fresh raspberries atop, if desired. Nestle an orange slice, and cookie straws into the cup. Top with a maraschino cherry.
Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son. (from IMDB.com)
- “You can be young without money, but you can’t be old without it.”
- “One man has one great good true thing in his life.”
- “Life is important. There’s nothing else to hold on onto.”
- “Silence about a thing just magnifies it.”