I am fascinated by how silent movie stars learned, loved, lived.  I enjoy finding recipes they shared with fans. Gloria Swanson loved to cook and she felt this time in the kitchen brought her back to reality of hearth and home.  Although Gloria smoked and drank she did try and maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Here is one Gloria truly liked to make.

1 cup string beans, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup zucchini, chopped
1  cup Swiss chard, chopped
8 cups of spring water

Before chopping, wash all vegetables thoroughly. Pour spring water into a soup pot and add the rest of ingredients. Cover and simmer until celery is tender. Allow the broth to cool to room temperature. Refrigerate in glass jars. Serve hot or cold.