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A new book release…

When I was writing Sweethearts in the early 1990s, I was fortunate enough to have access to over 400 original postmarked letters written in the 1940s, containing very private information and quotes from diaries and letters by Nelson Eddy or Jeanette MacDonald, as well as many typed pages from the in-progress memoirs of Isabel Eddy, Nelson’s mother. As we know,…

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Live Blogging the MacDonald/Eddy movies

Live blogging “I Married an Angel” (1942)

I Married An Angel was the final Jeanette MacDonald-Nelson Eddy film together. Released in July 1942, the surreal comedy/musical wasn’t understood by audiences or critics. It’s one of those films like Vertigo or It’s a Wonderful Life that found its audience years after being considered a failure. Today, some fans claim it as their favorite teaming because the two stars…

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TCM Jeanette – Nelson film marathon, July 15, 2021

Today, Turner Classic Movies is screening all but one of the Jeanette MacDonald-Nelson Eddy classic musicals. Check their website for the schedule which begins at 6:30 am Eastern time. You can follow the live blogging articles for some of their films at this link. Included are some behind-the-scenes information about the making of these films. Enjoy!

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Happy birthday, Nelson Eddy!

Happy 120th birthday, Nelson Eddy! Here are four new YouTube videos from his last years. In the first interview, Nelson says he loves Jeanette MacDonald and thinks she loves him. Even though it’s said in an offhand way, and he also says he sees Jeanette “all the time,” there’s a definite effort from Jack Paar to get more, even to…

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Clark Gable, Loretta Young and out-of-wedlock Hollywood children

Some time after Sweethearts was published in 1994, I did a joint book signing with Judy Lewis, the illegitimate daughter of Loretta Young and Clark Gable, at the Beverly Hills Woman’s Club. Her story was poignantly told in her autobiography, Uncommon Knowledge. In a nutshell, this is Judy’s story as noted in Publisher’s Weekly, ©1994: Born in 1935, Lewis was…

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Happy birthday, Jeanette MacDonald!

A young shot of Jeanette MacDonald, today’s birthday girl. She was gorgeous, talented and wildly successful and should have enjoyed every happiness in her life. I just posted on YouTube a couple interviews that are revealing and informative. Both are from 1959. She only lived another five years. In the first one, Jeanette discusses the release of her record album…

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Thank you for reading!

During this last week of 2020, “Sweethearts” returned to Amazon’s Best Seller list. It has been on and off the lists several times this year. I am thrilled that so many people are reading about the lives and careers of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. They deserve to be remembered, particularly for that ironic blur between the love they portrayed…

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Merry Christmas! Read “Sweethearts” free with Kindle Unlimited.

Christmas 1945…seventy-five years ago…Nelson and Jeanette spent it at one of their hideaway homes. His mother, Isabel Eddy, detailed Christmas Eve night in her unpublished memoirs… as quoted in the book “Sweethearts.” You can purchase and download the Kindle edition or read it for free with Kindle Unlimited at this link. Merry Christmas!

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Never forget. A must-watch 9/11 film…

On this September 11, “Out of the Clear Blue Sky” is the documentary I recommend everyone watch and not just because I am interviewed in it. It provides a straightforward, unsentimental “you are there” sense of real people who had to find a way to rebuild a literally decimated company and also take care of their lost employees’ families. My normal…

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They are calling you-oo-oo!

“Sweethearts” went back up on the Amazon Best Seller list on Jeanette’s birthday (June 18) and is continuing to be popular during this week. The Ebook edition will continue be free for those with Kindle Unlimited through Nelson’s birthday on June 29! The link for those in the US is here. For those of you in other countries, go to…

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