She made 115 movies, and started in a most unusual way: "She appeared in a movie on her very first day in southern California, before there was a film studio in Hollywood," says Wikipedia. So a camera fell out of the sky, landed nearby, and started shooting? There may not have been a studio in the sense of Warner Brothers or Lasky-Famous Players, but surely there was a studio in the sense of a facility.
Anyway: "In 1974 the former silent screen star published a cookbook entitled Treasury of Chicken Cooking. The volume is a collection of 300 recipes compiled by Novak over the years, all of them her own."
I have a recipe for you, Jane, you must try it!
Is it chicken?
(sigh) No it's not chicken