Mom @ 20th Century Fox Studios, 1943 Happy Mother's Day, Mom! Taking a cue from the ever-thoughtful Natalie, I'm posting some pix of my glamorous Mom in honor of Mother's Day. The photo above was taken when she worked at the Studio in the Music Department. Mom had access to all of the photographers, tradespeople, musicians, decorators, wardrobe people, etc. while working there. She had a series of glamour shots taken during World War II, probably to send to my Dad when he was in the service. I asked her how she got her stick-straight hair into such an up-do pompadour. She explained to me that they had "rats" in those days...kind of like a bendable hair roller covered with fuzzy brown fabric so it wouldn't show in your brown hair. She bobby-pinned the rat under her bangs and then fluffed them over the rat. Brilliant! The photographer managed to air-brush out all of her cute freckles!
Ellen, Roz, Ken on the Ferry to Coronado Island, 1956
Above, we're on our way to Coronado Island, off of San Diego. This was before the bridge was built to the Island. It was a real adventure driving onto the ferry for the boat ride. We always got out of the car to stretch our legs. Mom's still looking glamorous, even after having two kids. Love her polka-dot "Lucy" dress and strappy sandals! Poor Dad...he never got in the photo...he was always snapping them!
Ellen and Mom, 2008
Thanks for all the practical things you've taught me over the years, Mom....cooking, knitting, sewing, being an excellent hostess, how to apply make-up and more! You're still glamorous!!! Happy Mother's Day.
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