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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.

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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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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 “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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Live Blogging TCM’s Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy Marathon April 17!

Alert! Watch live or set your DVRs! Turner Classic Movies is airing all the Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy team movies in chronological order starting at 6 am (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. In recent weeks I’ve been chatting with folks on various Classic Hollywood groups and have come to realize that many people are not aware of…

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Read “Sweethearts” for free with Kindle Unlimited!

For Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy fans: if you have an Amazon account set up with “Kindle Unlimited”, you can for a limited time click on the book cover above, download and read the Kindle edition at no charge. You’re welcome 🙂 and if you enjoy, please leave a review!

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Olivia De Havilland, Ryan Murphy and “Feud”

  This week marked a landmark ruling when a California appeals court threw out the lawsuit brought by beloved Hollywood icon Olivia De Havilland (pictured above, aged 101) over the way she was portrayed in the FX mini-series “Feud: Bette and Joan.” That very successful show, created by Ryan Murphy, aired in 2017 and was nominated for several awards. These…

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