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  • The Red-Haired Girl is a love story, a story that was difficult to tell. Many of us have personal stories that we tuck away out of sight…and mind. We live with them like dusty old photographs stored in the attic. Decades may pass but on occasion we walk up the steps, open the box and take a peek…

    This story began one day more than 50 years ago in Highland park, a neighborhood in Northeast Los Angeles. Looking back can be tricky, memories can be painful… But this was a story I needed to tell. You could say it took me 50 years to write…

    Greg R. Barron

    Music: Kevin Macleod, Incompetech
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