I shoved this book into one of the boxes with the old recipe books--
remembered mother being so excited that a movie was being made in the Valley
and she and her sister were going to be extras--no pay though, just the experience of
being in a movie.
I pulled the book out the other day and opened the first page.
There was a sweet note from the author of the book, dated August 18, 1977
and on all the other pre-pages, there were signatures from the actors (Scott Glenn and Dean Stockwell), other extras, directors and various sundry movie people!
She certainly had a wonderful time being a part of Valley history.
I also remember that she and my aunt worked diligently on their costumes--nothing in return
but a chance to be in the movie.
I can imagine that their days were filled with dust, hot temperatures, hours of just
sitting--all for the glory of being an extra
I found a photo of Mother (left) and Aunt Sue (right) all dolled up in
their handmade costumes. I think of the filming time and can't believe
they wore those costumes during the heat of the summer--"She Came To The Valley"
was one of the highlights of mother's life.
I found a DVD copy of the movie recently, but I didn't watched it--
I sent it to Aunt Sue--maybe, she'll watch it with her grandkids
and they'll share some memories of mother and Aunt Sue in their big adventure!
For me, I think I'll read the book!