Will the real Miss Beadle please stand up?
I am lucky enough to call Miss Beadle my friend, the REAL Miss Beadle.
Seventeen years ago my friendship with Ms. Charlotte Stewart was struck. She had already finished her role of Miss Beadle on Little House on the Prairie, and was now a famous Beverly Hills/Hollywood party planner. Charlotte was getting ready to celebrate a birthday with a party and asked me to supervise the food for it. Through the planning of her party we became friends.
It is hard to believe it has been so long. I am so lucky that Charlotte and her husband, David, are like family to me. I just got back from having dinner with them at their house in Napa. It really was like being with...family!
Charlotte has had an incredible career. It started in 1959 when she was crowned Miss Yuba City, then she had parts on the tv shows: My Three Sons, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, then a movie with Elvis, Speedway, a few more tv shows and then...Eraserhead, the famous David Lynch movie. WOW!!! Check out her bio. You will also see that besides the tv shows and David Lynch movies, she was also in Tremors with Kevin Bacon. See how close you are? You can play the game, 6 degrees of Separation from Kevin Bacon and score! (I am 1 degree away from Kevin Bacon, you are now 2!)
A couple years ago Charlotte set up a website, Liquid Butterfly. On that website she sells great memorabilia from her time on Little House, along with other periods. You should check it out!
I have to admit that my personal favorite is this poster:
Charlotte opened a store on Santa Monica Boulevard across the street from a recording studio, where, coincidentally, Jim Morrison/The Doors would record, among others. She would make clothes and embroidered jeans. To this day Charlotte is still sewing great things. Right now she is sewing and selling mini shoulder purses using "recycled" jeans and gives 10% to breast cancer research. Charlotte is a proud survivor of this nasty disease and does fund raising for the research.
I am currently in negotiations for some of these purses! I would like to sell them on my future website: www.eastsidefarm.com
As you will see it is under construction...soon!
Happy Easter! Eat Farm Fresh Eggs!