Like being an Airline Stewardess in 1964, a Saffron had to sign a contract to lose weight

 

September 30, 1964, Wednesday.

All the new girls ate lunch with the Saffrons. The Jaketts were so mad they wouldn’t even talk to us. We got the dirtiest looks and comments. They called us underhanded and said it wasn’t fair of us to take all the girls before they had their tea. We just shook it off. We got all the girls they wanted, now nobody good will be in their club. “Saffrons” is the best club at Culver City High School, this year and they know it. We pledged the girls already and they loved it. Linda Klein signed a contract to loose 20 lbs before pledging is over. She won’t get her Saffron Sweatshirt until she does. After school we went to Jack’s Ranch Market. Sandy, Dianne and I can’t start working there being Box-Girls, until the food strike is over.

 

saffrons rule snobby girls club
I guess we were considered a snobby, elitist girls club, that only wanted beauty Queens, or a Disney Princess type to pledge.  If a girl didn’t meet the Saffron criteria, they had to sign a contract promising to lose weight before donning the coveted Orange and White Saffron sweatshirt.  I fought to get all the girls in, but they had to work hard to earn our respect and admiration.

 

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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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