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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 “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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“Sweethearts” back on Amazon best seller list!

Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy rock! “Sweethearts” has been back on Amazon’s Best Seller list this week. Snapped a screenshot tonight of the Artists and Entertainers top 100…it’s currently #77! So glad that people are reading and learning about these two amazing artists.

Live Blogging the MacDonald/Eddy movies

Live blogging “The Girl of the Golden West” (1938)

Girl was the fourth MacDonald/Eddy team movie and the one most affected by what was happening in their personal lives. It was filmed after Jeanette’s marriage to Gene Raymond and she and Nelson weren’t speaking off-screen. Nelson was drinking and Jeanette would prove too emotional to sing the obligatory love duet with him under a tree, so unbelievably – it…

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Live Blogging the MacDonald/Eddy movies

Live Blogging “Naughty Marietta” (1935)

Ah, Sweet Mystery of…instant stardom and romantic chemistry! Translation: Naughty Marietta was the sleeper hit of 1935 and beat out Mutiny on the Bounty in Photoplay magazine as the best film of the year. Another amazing fact, Jeanette MacDonald pushed to have Nelson Eddy receive equal billing with her. Remember in her early films with Maurice Chevalier this was not…

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