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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. One I believe is from late 1958 and the other is 1959. She only lived another five years. In the first one,…

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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 His mother, Isabel Eddy, detailed Christmas Eve night in her unpublished memoirs… as quoted in the book “Sweethearts.”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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Jeanette MacDonald birthday TCM movie marathon!

June 18 is Jeanette MacDonald’s birthday and for new or old fans, it’s an all-day marathon on Turner Classic Movies! Plus, to read the behind-the-scenes drama, you can download my book “Sweethearts” and read for free with Kindle Unlimited at this link. (Note: for those of you living outside the U.S., go to your own Amazon website, search for “sweethearts…

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A Nelson Eddy quote for Valentine’s Day

“All our love was born through a spirit and then made mortal and I know now that if I live at all it must be in you and through you – the object of my world.” Nelson Eddy to Jeanette MacDonald, June 1946. Details in Chapter 24 of “Sweethearts”, free to read today on Kindle Unlimited at this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00KTHKRGG/…

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Live Blogging the MacDonald/Eddy movies

Live Blogging “New Moon” (1940)

Above, reel life becomes real life! Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald in the most famous scene from their 1940 MGM hit, New Moon… the “Wanting You” number. New Moon was the sixth Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy film and first made together after Nelson’s marriage in January 1939 to Ann Franklin. Below, Jeanette recovering from her suicide attempt after Nelson’s…

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