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A: For awhile it was great, though during the summer of they had their ups and downs. Jeanette met Gene Raymond; Nelson dated a few women. Nelson wanted to marry Jeanette but he also wanted her to give up her career, feeling that their marriage would never work with both of them competing professionally all the time. She Get Happy - Nelson Eddy ,With Jeanette MacDonald - On The Air certain she could manage both a career and a marriage. Neither was willing to compromise. This time when Nelson asked Jeanette to marry him, she accepted.
They would have lived happily ever after…. Nelson wanted to elope to Reno, but Louie B. Mayer stepped in, demanding Jeanette give up Nelson and get an abortion. Here is a photo of Jeanette and Louie B. Mayer… the boss Nelson hated. In later scenes, his makeup is laughable. A: The first part of the year, Nelson was on concert tour. He usually started the tour in January, singing Get Happy - Nelson Eddy ,With Jeanette MacDonald - On The Air in case he was needed to finish a film.
Then he traveled the country from February until May. While this tour was more successful than any previous one, Nelson voiced his The Way It Will Be - Various - The Bridge School Concerts: 25th Anniversary Edition (DVD) about Jeanette and Hollywood in general in a nasty interview with reporter Sheilah Graham. The interview infuriated Mayer and humiliated Jeanette.
It was during this time that she also began seeing more of Gene Raymond. As his tour progressed, Nelson increasingly missed Jeanette, as evidenced by the endless interviews he gave.
Nelson had tried to patch things up with Jeanette. They were seen again at the Hollywood hot spots together for awhile but once again there was a blow-up.
There are few candids of Jeanette and Nelson from this production and none in which they are smiling at each other. I was damn near bawling myself. Even at their most miserable, they were forced to record together and Nelson, as usual, has his arm around her. Note the wicker rocking chair behind them; Nelson bought it for Jeanette so that she could rest during the long recording sessions, as she tired easier than the others.
Even Jeanette had tears in her eyes on-film during this number and in the candid below, she holds a handkerchief. Notice how rigidly Nelson holds himself; the body language is very different later in the filming, as we will see.
In the end, director Leonard told Nelson not to look at Jeanette but to sing to the tree behind her. You can see Nelson doing this in the film, plus if you keep your eyes on him during the song even when the camera is on Jeanette, you can see him blinking back tears. At last they reconciled.
And this one. A: There were two main problems. If they went against his wishes, they could be blacklisted. Nelson finally broke up with her, deciding he was through playing second fiddle to her career. Jeanette, although smiling, has a vacant look in her eyes. Defiant, he was determined to forget Jeanette; had a brief romance with blond young newspaper gal May Mann and proposed marriage to her.
She turned him down, claiming she was just starting her career. From here Nelson went downhill fast. A month into the tour he fell ill and was hospitalized twice. After a two-week rest he was able to finish the tour. When he returned to Los Angeles he tried Kruhy - Various - The Best Of Indies II patch things up with Jeanette but it was too late.
These two men are so strangely alike — I must try to find enough of Nelson in Gene to make me contented. Jeanette and Gene honeymooned in Hawaii and from all appearances, the marriage seemed happy.
Nelson remained depressed during the summer of Click here to go on to the next page. Click here to return to the previous page. Click here to get the complete Interactive Biography. All rights reserved. They would have lived happily ever after… …but Jeanette discovered she was pregnant. Q: What happened in ?
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