William Powell where are you?

Mike Tribby (mike.tribby@dawson.com)
Wed, 24 Nov 1999 11:22:06 -0800 (PST)

Please pardon the intrusion of a cataloging question on this list, but I've
got a book called Hollywood Cocktails that concerns how to mix the drinks
the stars drank (or drink) on the silver screen, and much to my chagrin I
discovered that there is no subject heading in LCSH for Drinking in motion
pictures. There is Drinking of alcoholic beverages in literature, Drinking
of alcoholic beverages on television, Drinking in art, Drinking in the
Bible, Alcholism in motion pictures, Drugs in motion pictures, Drugs and
motion pictures, Food in motion pictures and Smoking in motion pictures,
etc. I can probably get a subject heading approved through CPSO, but
unlike name authority, subject spawning requires actual evidence of
literary warrant. Could anyone suggest some titles of related books that I
could cite as evidence for said warrant? Thanks and with luck we could
have a Drinking in motion pictures subject heading in place by New Year's Eve.

Mike Tribby
Senior Cataloger
Quality Books Inc.

mike.tribby@dawson.com