Friday, January 22, 2010

Show and Tell Friday

I'm joining Cindy at My Romantic Home today for Show and Tell Friday!

These are autographed pictures my mom *Joan* got in 1957 of Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando!

My mom flew to California on a propeller jet from Chicago in 1957.  She went with her friend Charlene to visit their friend Darlene, who moved to California after graduating from High School.

Darlene, worked at a doctor's office and one of the patients, worked at Paramount Studios and was able to introduce the girl's from "Chicago" to Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando!  Mom and Charlene were so excited to meet these Movie Star's and best of all, they got autographed pictures!  I wish I had friends who had connections like that today!

I think Elizabeth Taylor is the most beautiful woman ever!

And Marlon Brando was very handsome too! 

My mom had these packed in a box for many, many years; so I decided I should take borrow them and display them!  My three siblings keep threatening to take borrow them from me!  It's like we're kids again!

These are great conversation pieces and I will never part with them!

Here's a picture of my mom *Joan* back then.  I think she looked like a movie star too!

Thanks for stopping by and looking at mom's Movie Star autographed pictures!  *wink*


  1. What a wonderful story and beautiful pictures. Your mom looked very much the movie star.

  2. Beautiful pics, Liz was so beautiful and to have such a nice keepsake is awesome!!~ I love how you displayed them. COme check out my blog, I am new as well:)

  3. I love this story! I'm thinking your mom and friend were quite adventurous to come out to California and visit their friend. Imagine their excitement to actually meet movie stars. THE movie stars of the day? Your autographed photos are priceless. Your mom is also movie star gorgeous! --Delores

  4. Thanks for sharing the photos. I remember when I was growing up, every young girl collected photos of movie stars.

  5. What wonderful treasures! I love the story about your mom and her girlfriends, such free spirits for the day! If you have a minute come visit my S&T Fri. (another)Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  6. What a wonderful memory and what great keepsakes.
    The photo of your mother is lovely too.

    I enjoyed visiting,