1. In 1951, LIFE photographer Allan Grant visited the home of an orange tabby who will remain nameless.
2. It’s not clear why exactly, but a corn cob contraption was set up on the dining room table.
3. The cob was skewered while salt, pepper, and butter waited nearby.
8. Then some guys with movie cameras showed up and made it weird.
All photographs by Allan Grant, via the LIFE photo archive.
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