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Monday, March 21, 2016

An Interesting Find

So then Julie ran into....
I wonder who that could be?

Hi Beth, Hi Emma!
Oh, Hi Jess!
You won't believe what I found in this box!
What is it?!?!?

WOW!  This is SO cool! Where did you find it?
In the attic! Can you believe it?

Look at all these pictures, they look old.
I'd say from the 1950s sometime.

Look, this is an actor's head-shot.
Camellia Starlite...
She's beautiful.

Look there are some letters.

"Dear Momma, 
I am finally here!  Hollywood! My new roommate, Betty, is a photographer she took my picture in front of our apartment...."

Oh!  This is where she lived. Looks like her real name was Camellia Cook.
"Starlite" must be her stage name.
"Here I am in my new bedroom.  It's all in pink but you can't tell in a b&w photo. Betty says she is learning to colorize pictures and she says she'll colorize my photo!  Oh and I have a new pet, I called her Missy Pooh!...."

Oh, look!  here is the picture she was talking about. 
Looks like her friend Betty colorized her head-shot, whatever that means.
Oh, before color photography pictures had to be hand colored. 
How do you know all this stuff?
The internet.

 Look before and after!

Look at this, it says on the back
"The monks club" Hey, I'll bet they were Beatniks!
What are Beatniks? 
Well, in the 50s they were the cool crowd, they hung out in coffee bars and read poetry and wore Berets, that's the hat Camellia is wearing.

Jess how do you know all this stuff?
The internet.

Biff's Coffee shop, hmmm, never heard of it.

"Hollywood Blvd", WOW! That was a long time ago!

Look at this! The Wizard of OZ!
I wonder if this was the premier?
I don't kinda looks like it might have been.
She couldn't have been at the premier, I think it came out in the 30s.
It must be a photo she picked up...oh yea it's a postcard.

Do you think it's OK to be looking through all this stuff?

You're right, let's ask mom.
It sure is interesting though!
I wonder how her things got in our attic? be continued


Flo said...

I can't wait to hear the next installment of this story!

Brenda and Sophie said...

I have to admit this is one of my favorite posts thus far! I really have no idea what might happen next!

Canadian Doll Notebook said...

I will also be waiting to see what happens next!

Brenda and Sophie said...

I'm glad Camellia's story is interesting!

Jan Conwell said...

What a cute story. I bought a Miss Revlon today...she's in need of a spa treatment, but otherwise, I think she's fabulous.

Brenda and Sophie said...

OOOOH! I love getting a new doll! I hope you show us some pictures on your blog!?!?
But no more dolls for me!! I mean it, no more dolls!! Well, maybe just one more.

Julie Ann Newman said...

*From Julie's doll mom:* there gonna be some time travel here? Is it time to break out Martin's time machine?

Brenda and Sophie said...

LOL, I am still giggling here! Ya never know, I think he might still have it under his bed...hehe