Followers of “Little Home on the Prairie” have a really particular view of Charlotte Stewart, the actress who portrayed schoolteacher Miss Beadle. She was sort, beloved and, most notably, healthful. Stewart’s actual life, nonetheless, was a bit of extra provocative.
Earlier than her sugary-sweet “Little Home” days, Stewart was extra of a ‘60s wild little one who frolicked with rock stars. One such rocker was Doorways entrance man Jim Morrison, with whom Stewart says she had a private relationship. (She recounts the connection and plenty of different issues in her new guide, Little Home within the Hollywood Hills.) That relationship all began, she tells “Oprah: The place Are They Now ― Additional,” not lengthy earlier than Morrison’s 1971 loss of life.
“I had a clothes retailer referred to as the Liquid Butterfly,” Stewart says. “Sooner or later, I got here in and there was Jim Morrison. He was simply standing in my retailer, searching the window.”
Stewart’s retailer was throughout the road from the bustling Elektra Data, and she or he theorizes that her retail house would possibly’ve supplied quiet respite for the famed musician. “He was a loner, you recognize,” she says. “He didn’t do numerous publicity or stunts of any sort. He was a fairly quiet man.”
Over the following few weeks, Stewart and Morrison turned mates.
“We turned consuming buddies,” Stewart says. “We used to go down the road, near the place my retailer was, and sit at a bar and speak… On a couple of event, I might assist him house, both to his or mine.”
She continues, “I wasn’t searching for romance, I wasn’t searching for a companion. I used to be simply type of a buddy that he may speak to. Properly, I name it a ‘buddy with advantages,’ if you recognize what I imply.”
Jim Morrison’s Highway Journey with Charlotte Stewart
Within the midst of their friendship, Morrison discovered himself dealing with severe expenses for indecent publicity. “There was numerous paparazzi round, there was numerous, oh, simply trouble in his life,” she says. “I believe he simply wished to get away.
So, Morrison invited Stewart to accompany him on a brief highway journey.
“We hopped in his automobile and we drove up the coast of California, stopping in little bars and pool halls all the way in which,” Stewart says. “We went as much as Cambria, which is the place the Hearst Citadel is, took the bus as much as the Hearst Citadel and no one acknowledged him in any respect.”
Stewart took video of their four-day journey collectively (see above slideshow), however factors out that, for probably the most half, she and Morrison quietly took all of it in.
“There wasn’t numerous speaking. It was primarily driving, searching the window on the Pacific Ocean,” she says. “We had a really good time.”
Sadly, they wouldn’t be spending any extra time collectively.
“He dropped me off, and I by no means noticed him once more,” Stewart says. “I believe I used to be one of many final folks to spend some private time [with him]. He left quickly afterward for Paris and, as you recognize, he died there.”
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