Re: William Powell where are you?

Mike Tribby (
Wed, 24 Nov 1999 11:48:52 -0800 (PST)

Interesting. Being a filthy vendor, we don't have access to OCLC. Is it
an LC subject heading or a 653 (uncontrolled subject heading)?


At 11:38 AM 11/24/99 -0800, you wrote:
>The entry in FirstSearch (OCLC) for this book uses "cocktails in
>motion pictures."
>Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 11:21:52 -0800 (PST)
>Reply-to: From: Mike
>Tribby <> To: Multiple recipients of
>list <> Subject: William Powell
>where are you?
>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
>Mike Tribby
>Senior Cataloger
>Quality Books Inc.