After I met JoAnna Cameron in 2004 [click here], I wrote about the incredible experience in my regular op/ed column for my local paper and published the story on my blog. Through that, I’ve made a wonderful friend in a lovely woman who refers to herself as, “The Other Isis.” While I know her real name, she is a private person and doesn’t want me posting her name or address here.
But “The Other Isis” and I have stayed in touch all year and she and her family made the trip to Salem Massachusetts for the annual Halloween blowout / Mardi Gras. She worked on her costume for months: An extremely detailed, beautiful reproduction of the original Isis costume worn by Joanna. She’ll be sending those pictures soon and has given me permission to share them here.
In the meantime, she has something else to share: The “Holy Gail” of “Secrets of Isis” sites: Reseda High School! While in California to visit friends in August 2011, she and her family detoured to Reseda to take pictures of the very high school where “The Secrets of Isis” was filmed in 1975 and 1976. “The ghost of Joanna Cameron is here,” she wrote of the experience. I wonder how many students at Reseda know that their school once served as the location of “Larkspur High School” for our beloved Isis show?
With grateful appreciation to “The Other Isis,” here are the images she took that day as well as a few images of Filmation Studios, which produced the show.