Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry One Hundred Fifty-Seven

Entry One Hundred Fifty-Seven

Monday, July 21                   Weather marked as Clear.

Dear Diary,

Went in town to usher for 3 wishes for Jaime it was terrific.

Nancy’s party was a lot of fun. Played ping-pong –vollyball – bad-mintin & danced. Bob was there. Joan Sterns managed to stick her hooks into him. So when I saw what she had done I asked him if he would take me home. He sayed yes much against his will. Coming home (he took Joan home too of course) he took Joan home first as it was closer. As soon as he had walked her to her to her door, he came back. As we pulled away he started to tell me that “I was very inconsiderate and I knew darn well I could’ve gotten a ride home with someone else, and why in the world did I do it and for a girl that thought she had brains I sure acted awful.” I felt like telling him what kind of a girl Joan is, but I guess its up to him to find out for himself. He’s sure in for a big letdown. When he asked me why I did it I felt like telling him 7 little words. “All is fair, in love and war.” But I didn’t. I didn’t say a word coming home when we got to my house I opened my door & sayed good-night. He turn off the ignition & walked me to the door (almost that is—to the breeze way) he then sayed I should forget what he said. I then said “I guess you were right.” He said he was, said good-night & started to leave. I then sayed “would you like to know why I did it.” He sayed yes & I said “never mind – good-night – have a good time tomorrow.” I went straight to my room with out saying a word to the folks who were in the living room and for no reason at all I started crying. I got undressed & no sooner did I get into bed when mom came in. She asked what was the matter, I told her nothing that I just wanted to get to sleep as I was tired. I guess I didn’t sound very convincing as she persisted in asking what was wrong & why was I crying & who brought me home. I told her Bob did & she then asked if I was crying cause he didn’t kiss  me good-night or something like that. I said no which was the truth. She then asked if it were about some other guy I then told her that I’ve never cryed over any guy other than Bob & I wasn’t starting in now and as it was it was only the second time I was crying over him.

I hope he askes Joan out soon so he’ll find out as soon as possible how & what she really is. I still yern for him and long for his kisses and most of all his love.

Editorial Note:

Los Angeles Philharmonic Auditorium

Lois ushered for a production of Three Wishes For Jamie directed by Albert Lewis that was staged at the Philharmonic Auditorium in Los Angeles. An integral facet of the architecturally significant ring around Pershing Square, the Auditorium was a Southern California belle until the L.A. Philharmonic left her for the flashier digs of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in 1964. This move sealed old Audi’s fate, and she met the wrecking ball in 1985 (because Los Angeles City Planners have no soul). For a touching tribute to the old dame, read this article from the Los Angeles Times titled ‘Mildred Pierce’ remembers downtown L.A.’s Philharmonic Auditorium.

Los Angeles Philharmonic Auditorium, Interior

Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry One Hundred Twenty-Nine

Entry One Hundred Twenty-Nine

Sunday Fri., June 8               Weather marked half Clear, half Cloudy.

Dear Diary,

Signed annuals all day. Lynn & Ricky picked me up at about 6:35 & we went to Bob’s party. I didn’t enjoy it too very much because Bob was busy with everyone. But when he took me home, it changed everything. I was supposed to be in before 1:00. Arrived home at 1:05 but didn’t go in till after 2:00. We had the most wonderful talk—all about everything. I don’t think he likes me as much as I like him but he does like me some. I never thought I would talk to him like that.

Mommie waited up for me & was made, she said I couldn’t go out anymore.

I told Bob I’d make him a pair of cargyles.

Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry One Hundred Twenty-Seven

Entry One Hundred Twenty-Seven

Friday Wed., June 6             Weather marked half Clear, half Cloudy.

Dear Diary,

Today in Spanish Harvey said that Art had told him that he made me……. & he said we did things on the night of the Sr. Prom. Dave Francisco, Jim Pedit, Ray Martin & Harvey were talking about it & then Dave & Harvey said that they didn’t know that I was that kind of a girl etc  & then Harvey asked me out.

Damn it! After I waited so long for him to ask me out it has to be like this. I told him I would tell him tomorrow. Bob called & asked me to his party & told him yes. Ricky & Lynn are going to pick me up.

Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry One Hundred Twenty-Three

Entry One Hundred Twenty-Three

Monday Sat., June 2                        Weather marked as Clear.

Dear Diary,

Went to Beauty Salon & got my hair cut & etc.

Senior Prom. It was fine except—first of all I looked real cute. The other girl was Elaine (the girl Bob took to Lynns party) she’s real nice. We had a nice time at the Prom we left after 11:00 and when to a naughty 90 show which was naughty & to the Flamingo. Art (going home) infact all night he wouldn’t let up kissing that is. Then after we took Elaine home I pretended I was sleeping & Art petted. It was frightening & yet soothing. I’m all mixed up. I should have said something but I couldn’t. He started to un-zipper my dress so I pretend to wake-up. If possible—I’ll never go out with Art again—I’m afraid.

Diary of Lois Elaine Jelin: Entry Ninety-Five

Entry Ninety-Five

Monday Sat., May 5                           Weather marked as Clear

Dear Diary,

Went to Hollywood with Lynn. Coming home we met 2 sailors—Frank Hunter and Chuck Burke. We gave them our addresses, & they gave us their pictures & addresses.

Went on double date—Lynn, Ricky & Bob & me. Saw “The Thing” went to drive in had parfay malts. Parked. Necked. Bob asked me out for next Friday. Slept over at Lynns, got in a 2:30 a.m.

I was all wrong about Bob. I thought he was a drip but he turn out real nice. When we were parked, Ricky & Lynn kept making remarks about us. So Bob says to me “How about going out next weekend with me, without Ricky or Lynn.” Gads was I suprized! I said yes!!!!

Editorial Note:

The movie Lois saw on her double date was the 1951 Howard Hawks feature “The Thing From Another World.” Below is the original movie trailer that, perhaps, enticed Lois and her friends to purchase tickets.