D.W. Griffith’s recipe has arrived!!! In my search for recipes from people and places with ties to Kentucky, I found the Official website for actor Shane Woodson. He is the son of playwright/novelist Joseph Woodson Oglesby. After contacting him, he and his father gave me permission to use the recipe from his father’s book “Dinner with D.W.Griffith.” It is GRANDMOTHER'S LEMON MERINGUE PIE. This is the pie Shane’s great-grandmother always made for her son the famous movie producer and director D.W. Griffith.
Shane Woodson was born and raised in Louisville, Ky. He has starred or co-starred in over 20 motion pictures. He has appeared on TV shows such as "Las Vegas,” "Passions,” "Numb3rs,” and "Heroes". He is most proud of his feature comedy "Cain and Abel", which he wrote, produced, directed, and stars in. "Cain and Abel" can be rented at select Blockbusters nationwide, as well as Blockbuster online & Netflix. For more information on Shane go to: www.shanewoodson.com
Joseph Woodson Oglesby was born and raised in Louisville, Ky. He is a playwright/novelist and journalist and was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, most recently for his play "The Dodge.” His book "Dinner With D.W. Griffith" (Borgo press) can be purchased at Amazon.com.
Now I am trying to get a recipe from someone related or who was a close friend of Robert Penn Warren who is from Guthrie, Kentucky. He was the author of All the King's Men and Band of Angels. I have found a couple pf contacts for him and I am waiting somewhat impatiently.