The Story Behind the Photo
Award Winning Author - Kamal Al-Solaylee
What an absolute treat to meet Sally Field. As a young girl watching The Flying Nun on black and white television in the late 60’s I would never have dreamed of meeting her someday. Now, 50-years later, 38 movies and numerous TV shows behind her Sally Field was as charming and delightful as I could ever have hoped she would be.
She has won two Academy Awards, three Emmys, been inducted into the Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has numerous other accolades, but still there was a shyness about her or maybe it is better described as a quiet demure. Either way she most likely is a very private person and doing these appearances probably meant stepping outside her comfort zone. She certainly was doing a great job.
I can only imagine how interesting it would be to spend an evening listening to her tell stories about the people she has worked with and those she has met over the years. In her memoir In Pieces she does exactly that by giving a glimpse into her world growing up and about the numerous roles she played throughout her career including her role as Sister Bertrille in the Flying Nun. You quickly discover that it was not as magical for her as it was for me as a child watching in fascination as she flew effortlessly through the air.
When I met her in the fall of 2018, she was only a few weeks shy of her 72nd birthday and she looked great. One thing that struck me was her voice was as charming as always. I always thought she had such a positive upbeat sound to her voice, and it was still there when she spoke that evening.
At most book signings they often allow candid photos to be taken while the person is signing your book, but in this case, Sally got up and posed with each person that was there to get their book signed. To me it showed what a thoughtful and caring person she is and how appreciative she is to her fans that have supported her throughout her career. To have a posed picture with Sally Field is an absolute thrill and one I will always treasure. It was such a pleasure to meet her and I’m so glad I did.
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My name is Faith Van Wart, I’m a Certified Photo Manager and a member of The Photo Managers (formerly APPO Association of Personal Photo Organizers). I help people organize and digitize their printed photos so they can tell the stories behind their photos.
Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to meet some interesting people and wanted to begin to share those photos and the stories behind them. I hope you enjoy photos and the stories.
As the old saying goes every picture tells a story. If your photos could talk what stories would they tell?