Al always challenged me to go beyond my comfort zone, which drove me crazy, but I never said no. He took this picture of me in a cave near Santa Barbara, and though I don't look too happy, I was proud I climbed up the rocks and posed, during my Doris Day period, before the sale of the Maybelline Company.
Al took this picture of me during my Daisy Mae - Sandra Dee Period, at my grandmother, Evelyn Williams, penthouse in Marina Del Rey - Summer of 1968, after the sale of the Maybelline Company ....
While the country was going through one of the most tumultuous periods in history, I struggled as well, adjusting to my parents overnight wealth.
Here I am not too happy with Al, snapping my picture on my grandmothers deck, during one of my dinner parties given at her penthouse in the Marina. I was in my Nancy Sinatra period, still trying to figure out who I was on the outside, but it would take years before I developed the real me inside.
Again looking slightly reluctant as Al, once again, made me pose for the camera. I was decked out for another fun night dancing at Mom's, to The U.S. Males!!!
|Al and Sharrie in 1970,....at my parents 25th mock Wedding, in our new home on Lido Isle, Newport Beach. A nightmare experience. Details in my book, The Maybelline Story.|
From that point on my life changed so quickly it made my head spin. But during those four wonderful, innocent, transitional years, with Al Hall, I felt safe and protected as my handsome Marine walked me to the threshold of my new life - and we said goodbye.
Read all about it in my memoir, The Maybelline Story and the Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It. You won't be able to put it down, so don't read it in bed!
More about Al and Sharrie:
DANCING TO LIVE BANDS IN THE 1960s.