July 7, 1964, Tuesday. Had my audition at MGM.
Today Mom and I went to “Taffy’s” to try on something for the audition. We got a darling dress but we had to rush home and alter it. Mom did it all in a half hour. My lips are so chapped and my face is pealing, but I went to school anyway. We practiced our parts a few times. It was pretty good. Babs and Deanne were so beautiful and acted so great. We got to the Studio but we were so disappointed, because we didn’t even get to finish our scene. I don’t think he liked us. He didn’t say anything. Went to Nana’s and Liela called. I’m to see an agent Thursday about a TV series. It’s probably nothing, but I sure hope she likes me. I feel so rejected from today and I’ve had a lot of disappointments so far this Summer. Went to Saffron meeting, then to Fosters. I wish I liked somebody. I feel so sad. (Byran.)
Looking back I can see I wasn’t ready for a serious acting career, because I didn’t care about doing my best or being my best at the audition.
I just wanted a boyfriend at 17. It was fun thinking and talking about my acting career, but, I hoped Prince Charming would come along and just love me for myself.
Ronald Reagan appeared ad Jack Browning in “The Killers” on this day.
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