Gloria Jean at Hollywood Show
Gloria Jean was the first celebrity I spotted on my Hollywood Show mission. She is a cutie pie. She didn’t speak much but she graciously answers questions. She currently lives in Hawaii and loves it. I don’t know much about her career but learning. She started as a teen singer and actress starring in films with Bing Crosby, W. C. Fields, and plenty with Donald O’Connor.
At Gloria’s table, I saw Jimmy, a friend of actress Barbara Luna. I couldn’t remember where I had seen him before but he reminded me it was at Cinecon. I ran into Luna in the lobby and she remembered me from Cinecon! I think Luna likes seeing the classic stars too. She even showed photos of Gloria Jean and Margaret O’Brien on her Facebook page. Luna is a sweet attractive woman who lights up a room and continues to exude femininity and charm. In the lobby, Luna made ME feel like a star!
Gloria Jean’s table was selling photos, CDs, DVDs, and paper dolls. I love paper dolls and have a few including an autographed Rhonda Fleming paper doll book. I normally don’t like to buy glossies. I prefer a book because I’m learning something rather than just collecting. She autographed the paper doll book I bought which highlights her first and favorite movie, The Under-Pup, a film that was unfamiliar to me.
Funny how life works. While I had the least amount to say to her compared to other classic celebrities I have met, the name of one of the characters from her movie The Under-Pup was rather shocking for me personally. I never bothered looking through it prior to my purchase. For a moment I was unsure if I should keep it. Yet I feel it made this meeting rather poignant but therapeutic. The “shocking” character’s name regained some wholesomeness in a new unrelated way through Gloria Jean’s association. I can now try to remember Gloria Jean’s paper doll book to make me feel better, if needed.