Dear Reader, I have a confession to make. When I ran the Jeanette MacDonald Blog, I had a hard time being inclusive of Nelson because I’ve been in this game long enough to know that the minute I do post a picture, someone out there is going to think, “Oh look, she’s admitting we’re right!”
She’s not. She never will. 99.5% on that one.
WHY DO I HAVE TO PUT A DISCLAIMER ON ALL OF THESE POSTS.
FACT: Jeanette made 8 movies with Nelson Eddy.
FACT: I like all 8 of them.
SPECULATION: I really wish history could have painted them as BFFs like Myrna Loy and William Powell because then this whole Jeanette fan thing wouldn’t be so freaking difficult. I hope that any Jeanette newbies out there are getting the gist of what a wild ride this all is. You have to be a little crazy, to begin with.
I hope you enjoyed that panel of text. I’m sure you’re actually here for the pictures.
Publicity from Sweethearts. I will never get over either of their faces.
Awkward Teenage Dilettante Story: This was the first picture of Jeanette and Nelson that I ever bought, on ebay. I proudly hung it in my locker, at school. It did not win me any friends. Of course, I went to school with 95% solid bitches, so my two real friends liked it, anyway. And that is all that counts. Everyone else asked stupid questions about my “grandparents.” Yeah, whatever, I’ll take ’em.
On a scale of one to “what are you doing,” Jeanette is at approximately, “over it.”
SEE?! This is what I mean! I want this picture in poster sized, so I can be like, “This is serious acting being done by serious actors,” but NO. First we had to have that whole, “Boo hiss they hate each other and both plot the other’s murder in tiny notebooks.” In response to that, we got… whatever the fresh hell-o is going on, today. Now, I have to try to figure out what is so “telling” about these maroons that isn’t “telling” about other screen couples with similar candids.
Personally, I don’t think that camera is telling Nelson anything.
That’s it. That’s all. Go home.