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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Throwback Thursday: Third or Fourth Grade


I think I was in the third or fourth grade when I started my journey on the road to fame. I was cast as Little Red Riding Hood's best friend in an elementary school musical. There were a few things about this situation that arouse suspicion.

In all the versions of Red Riding Hood I've ever read, I don't recall her having a bff. Also, this play was a musical. The bff was the only non-singing role in the production. Some of you may remember reading about my talent in the genre. Also, there's the fact that the I was given the central position in the photo--a spot which of course should have gone to Little Red. And I have the only straw hat with a bow under my chin--definitely a ploy to draw attention to me. Then there's the deliberate mis-aligning of my knee high stockings.

The only explanation can be that the writer/director, even back then, sensed my star quality and created the bff character with a non-singing part specifically to get ME on stage! I suspect that person's motivation was sheer selfishness; once I achieved the stardom for which I was destined, he wanted to be able to say, "I knew her when she was a nobody; I gave her her first big break!" Terrible to think someone working with children could be so self-serving. I hope you're happy now, Mr. Director!

27 comments:

maya said...

I love it! You are a star! I gave you an award on my site today. I feel very stalkerish with these awards. I hope you have time to come by and accept it.

Ms. Wanda said...

How adorable is that picture. It's so perfect when I first saw it I though you found it on the internet somewhere, WOW!
Photographs used to be so classy:) I love your socks and the hat with bow is timeless!!!

xoxo
Ms. Wanda

Eva Gallant said...

maya: I tried to go to your blog by clicking on your name, but google says StraightJacketsAreSlimming.com doesn't exist.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

You are so cute!! A star is born!

Meeko Fabulous said...

Well my my my Eva! I can't think of a more deserving star for the role of Lil' Red's BFF. Maybe you should write a kid's book from the BFF's point of view!

Steven Anthony said...

YOU ARE A STAR! That director knew what he was doing;) love the look, kinda makes me think of a norman rockwell painting.....very cool;)

Cathy said...

Look at you, stealing the spotlight! Watch out for the guy with the axe, I think he's jealous!

lakeviewer said...

So, you were the smart one that didn't go into the Woods?

You went on to star in your own productions, off Broadway, down Castro Way, Going, down with Cosby and Hope, My Way. Ah, the path of stardom!

Precious, simply precious picture!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Ahhh yes, A star was born and is till shining bright!
xo

Tammy said...

First of all thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a comment. I really do appreciate it. :) Secondly, I loved the picture and the blog. The picture is priceless. LOVE it!!

The Retired One said...

That was adorable.
No wonder he gave you a part...how cute was that????
Did you take deep bows and accept the roses that were thrown on stage??

Elizabeth said...

Rarely do I LOL at a post, but this one did it for me!

My name is PJ. said...

How cute and how dated! Love, love, love it! I wonder who wrote that interesting adaptation?

Char said...

Oh, I love that picture! Star quality abounds!!

sexgrinch said...

Very cute! Star quality indeed!

Sharon said...

TOO FUN! You were destined to stardom from day one.

Great and light hearted post - gave me a good smile!

Katie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!! And just let me say that non-singing roles are the best!!! :)

Tam said...

Too funny! Red's BFF...nope, never heard of her. Thank God you had a director who believed in you, though! All kids need one, true fan, and sometimes, Mom just isn't enough. :-)

Debbie said...

Wow...I love a story with old black and whites to back it up! You were so cute and truly looked like star quality in that picture... ***** You must have been a hoot as a child. The boy with the ax looks a little suspicious though....kind of eery with those glasses AND the ax!! Great story!!

The Devil's Daughter-In-Law said...

It's like you were BORN to wear those socks, Eva! And I'll be singing that damn "Hey there little red riding hood..." song the rest of the day!

One Cluttered Brain said...

Please pick up an award on my blog. Thanks!!! You are funny and awesome. No rules. Just tell people you got it and link back to me.

The Top Secret Dieter said...

i love your throw-back thursdays! that pictures is priceless, and your analysis of it was hilarious.

also, thank you so much for reading my blog. i always appreciate and enjoy your comments!

Gloria said...

Fabulous fabulous post and indeed you've lived up to all expectations!!! The photograph is just toooooo precious for words. It really brought a little tear to my eye for I have not even one photograph of myself as a child. How could that possibly be? I think I feel a post coming on!!!!

Thank you Eva for leaving me such nice comments during my absence travelling. It was such a joy to see that so many of my lovelies came to visit even though I was away.

A big hug to you Eva. Have a fun filled Friday!!!!!

Christine said...

Oh Eva! You were the cutest bff of Red I've ever seen! Adorable!
And yeah...boooo to Mr. Director:)

Jen said...

Wow, you were talented back then too.....! You had better write that book, while you still can even eat BLUEBERRIES! Great picture.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

That is hilarious. I'm sure you are bound to be the next break out star of stage and screen.

Life with Kaishon said...

You are so adorable. Oh my gosh. What a fun picture. what great memories : )