I hoped to be discovered like Lana Turner sitting on a stool at Schwab’s Pharmacy

November 12, 1964, Thursday. Pearl and I saw an ad in the paper about actors wanted and went to an audition. The man seemed very impressed with me. I got all A’s on the test. He could tell I’ve had speech training. We stayed for a second test, then he asked us to come back on Saturday. If we pass the test on Saturday, we could work on any movie set in Hollywood. We had to memorize a script and be tested on a TV set. I was so excited, but Mom was skeptical about it being a racket, because if they accept you, you sign a 7 year contract paying them $5.00 a week for an agent. saffrons rule auditions saffrons rule MGM LOGO Saffrons Rule RKO Pictures Saffrons Rule Desilu Studios saffrons rule schwab's drugstore Since Culver City was the Mega Studio Capital of the world in 1964, with MGM Studios, RKO Pictures, and Desilu Studios, practically down the street from our High School, everyone hoped they might be discovered by a talent scout… saffrons rule lana turner 2 like Lana Turner, sitting on a stool at the counter at Schwab’s Pharmacy. Sharrie High School Play 1965 002  At least I know I hoped so, but until then, I would audition for everything that came my way.  Including the Senior Play, Home Sweet Homicide…   Be sure to visit my Maybelline Book Blog at http://www.maybellinebook.com/

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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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