Incidentally, this was Jeanette MacDonald’s favorite picture of herself. Because Jeanette, how we love her, was the type to actually have one of those. Also, the type who thought openly admitting to having one of those t’wasn’t no big thang.
"I loved your delicacy, your sensitivity about it all…content just to be with me. And then one evening I came and found you looking at an album of stills of our work and suddenly you were facing me, speaking my name, so gently, so sweetly, I almost wept." - Nelson Eddy
JEEESUS lord. Too much for me. Too much. My eyes don’t know where to be. The middle right is one of my all time fav moments of theirs because it is SO sweet and looks so unplanned and she looks all pleased with herself and sdflksadfjasdkfjs;ldfjdkjfdkfjg. What am I saying they’re all my favorites okay alright.
During the filming of Sweethearts (1938), Jeanette was close to 6 months pregnant with Nelson Eddy’s child. You can see how happy, playful and glowing they were. They wanted to marry, move in together and raise their child, but Louis B. Mayer had other plans. Mayer was determined to keep them apart and had his hands full trying to convince Jeanette to stay with Gene. He made threats against Nelson’s life, which Jeanette ignored until Nelson’s car was shoved off the road as “warning.” Nelson wasn’t hurt but Jeanette got the message. Recently new data has surfaced to indicate that when Jeanette and Nelson took a trip to Northern California in September, Nelson’s intention was to take her to Reno to establish a 6-week residency, so she could then obtain a quickie divorce. Mayer went to nearby Sacramento shortly after on other business, but apparently dropped in on Jeanette and convinced her to return home to her marriage. Jeanette eventually miscarried.
Kraft Music Hall radio performance, September 16, 1948. Jeanette MacDonald sings “Romance” by Anton Rubenstein and Nelson Eddy sings “When Day is Done” by Buddy DeSylva and Robert Katscher. Conductor is Robert Armbruster. Announcer is Ken Carpenter. Arrangements by Ned Freeman.
LOVE THIS. One of my favorite radio performances they did together. <3
Katharine Hepburn: Telling it like it is since 1949
A) It gives me pause to find Kate on your tumblr.
B) This is from my favorite of her movies with Spencer and one of my favorite movies of all time. Seriously, in my top…..2? 3? It’s perfect, in other words. And I went ahead and quoted the rest of the scene that these gifs did not see fit to provide. And now I may go watch that.