It all started with the desire to share my mother’s story of her young single life after discovering her diaries she wrote as a woman coming of age in the 1950's. The diaries document her faith, her temptations, her fierce independence with a side order of sassiness, and her magical time working at the historic Clifton’s Cafeteria as a staff photographer, better known as a Camera Girl!! Not to mention all of her adventures working, playing and dating in Vintage Los Angeles and Old Hollywood! This is a truly rare, rare one of a kind story.
If you follow my blog you'll have a blast with the whimsical tale of Vilma, followed by my own version of "Food for Thot" observations. Miraculously, hundreds of Vilma's vintage pictures from Clifton's, Old Hollywood, Chinatown and Long Beach's "The Pike" survived which help me to visually tell the true story of this remarkable woman who was my mother.
It's been such a joy to share these long lost stories and the whimsy of her diaries with all of you, it's been so wonderful connecting with old... and now many new friends. I'm grateful to have you along for the journey to the past!
A Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.