My grandfather a 55 year veteran at MGM and my great uncle, the owner of the Maybelline Company both helped me with my raffle for the Saffron dance.

April 9, 1964, Thursday. I’m doing a lot for the Saffrons dance.

Real hot today. Real excited for this dance. Sure hope all the boys come, especially Howard. John called after school to find out where the dance is at. Took my sister Donna’s friends, Linda, Sue and Danny home from school. Forgot, Donna didn’t go to school. After school I went to Lauri’s t help her cut a dress. Then to the store. Granddaddy called, he sold all the raffle tickets at MGM Studio and is going to sell more tomorrow. Everyone loves him, he is so great. Called American Premium and they donated a beautiful ash tray. Then I went to Marilyn’s and called Unk Ile. He’s going to give us a case of Maybelline to raffle off. Talked to Dale and Marilyn. Dale saw Howard surfing today.

Maybelline print ads and products during the 1960s  Here are the Maybelline products my great uncle Tom Lyle Williams owner of the Maybelline Company gave me to raffle off at the Saffrons Dance.


It seem funny now to image ashtrays being something you’d want to raffle off at a teenage dance, but it was 1964 and having nice ashtrays at your home was a sign of prestiege.


This is the entrance to MGM’s back lot, where my grandfather, a pioneer motion picture man for over 55 years, who ran 7 departments, met me on his bicycle, when I needed something.  I’d bring him the raffle tickets to sell for our Saffrons dance and he’d sell them and call me to pick up the cash.  

About saffronsrule

Sharrie Williams is the author of The Maybelline Story and a direct descendant of the Maybelline Cosmetic Family. Great niece of Maybelline founder Tom Lyle Williams. Buy a signed copy today.
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