Monday, March 25, 2013

I just want to *petpet* her wee head.

Look at this. LOOK AT THIS PICTURE. You have one job, and it is to look at this fabulosity. See, I'm being very generous in sharing the hi-res of this because, as you know, I have a phobia of inciting bad fanfiction. I wonder what the technical term for that would be...

1.) Lookit her wearing her necklace from Gene! I love that mess of pearls to bits. When I get rich and famous (never), I'm going to have a copy made. It's not like I don't have 15 dozen pictures of her wearing it, for a jeweler to go off of.
2.) I want to play connect the dots and draw a tiny giraffe on Nelson's shirt.
3.) To quote Gracie Allen, in Honolulu, "My dog has fleas..."
4.) That ukelele looks like mine, by which I mean someone who acts like she's 5, sometimes, found it on the floor, in a non tuned state, and told someone else to take a picture of her being 5, with her BFF Nelson, who is 7.
5.) Imaging the line, "Let's all sing the hits from Let's Go Native. Hold on, my hair isn't puffy enough."

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Risë Stevens

Pretty sure I accidentally killed poor Risë. You see, I have this recurring dream where... well, I'm not going to go into it, but I predict death. And Risë was in one of those dreams, last night. I know, I know, she died yesterday, but we didn't know until today.
It's this thing I have. I can't help it or control it.
I want to do a proper Jeanette related tribute to her, because I honestly feel like crap for accidentally killing her with my last blog post and because she was a really hardcore lady. I can't find any quotes Jeanette said about her, at the moment, but a very good friend of mine and the blog's, Paul, provided me with a quote from an audio interview he did with Risë, in NYC, in 2002. This is some of what she had to say about Jeanette, who she spent a good deal of time with, in Hollywood, during the time when she was making films.
"Jeanette was the most unaffected star I ever met in Hollywood. She had her priorities straight and they didn't involve the trappings of stardom. She was so rooted in reality and in her marriage which she claimed was her greatest accomplishment in life. Not her concert record or film success but succeeding in having a happy union....."
Now that's a glowing mention, if I ever read one. Thanks for your kindness and honesty, Miss Stevens, and thank you for all of your contributions to the world of music. You were a class act.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy 100th!

I know you think I've abandoned you, but I promise I've been around. I've just been trying to come up with an awesome 100th post, but I can't. Why? Because every post with Jeanette is an awesome post. There's simply no way to top the perfection I have in the other 99. I really have nothing better to do than be a big fat troll. Guess who owns this picture...

Oh, what's that? You can't get the hi res of this awesome picture of Jeanette holding hands with Rise Stevens? (Now THERE'S a rumor for you!) Oh, maybe it's because a bunch of fools ruined it for everyone by making fun of Gene. It's a shame, really. Maybe I'll start acting like a grown up when everyone else does. Which... I'm guessing will be never, so....

Happy 100th!

P.S. I had a dream about Mona Maris, last night. Anyone got that one in a dream dictionary?

Sunday, March 17, 2013


Oh Gene, Jeanette is not your tasty noms. Still, this will never not be my favorite thing that was ever captured of them doing. Because what even.

Friday, March 15, 2013


I have wanted an 8x10 of this picture since Hollywood Diva came out, when I was 15. Now... 'tis mine. And yours! Because the Care Bears taught me that sharing is caring!

The original OTP, Jeanette and Maurice Chevalier, who got wild, with their feet firmly planted on the floor, in The Merry Widow. As far as I can tell, their feet are on the floor in this picture, too. Thank you, Production Code.


Thursday, March 14, 2013


So, I have yet to have anyone explain to me what they're seeing in these pictures that I'm not seeing. Anyone? Bueller? Throwing all caution to the wind, I ask again, "the hell?"

OK, big deal, Nelson visited Jeanette's set. (Wasn't he already at MGM, working on the Chocolate Soldier set? Just... throwing out theories, here.) I'm sure Gene would have, too, IF HE HAD NOT ALREADY REPORTED FOR WORK ON THE SAME SET. I've got a picture of myself and my BFF Pete kissing in a photo booth, but that doesn't mean we're fake married and running around the house exposing ourselves to the help. Oh, whoops, totally gave away the entire "plot" of fake Blossom's story there.
You're welcome.
(What? I had to get it out of my brain somehow, and you're the lucky one.)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I feel like it's a picture post night.

I have nothing of worth to say, other than I love candids.

Mail Bag!

The lovely, the magical, the greatest, the fabulous, most favorite reader of all time sent me a picture, last night. I was going to hold on to it, for a couple of days, while I recovered from the hilarious breakdown I had last night, after reading that someone found that aforementioned fic "insightful into the relationship of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy." Let's review a couple things here. A.) Fiction is not real. B.) Fiction is only insightful into the writer's state of mind, while writing.
You're welcome for that educational lesson.
Anyway, here's an insightful picture, which shows us a few things.
A.) Jeanette and Gene hung out a lot. Because, as Elizabeth Taylor would put it, they were "MAAAHHHHHRIIIIEEEED."
B.) Jeanette was either caught in the middle of something, or punking a photographer. I prefer to believe the latter.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Day = Made.

Quoth the moi: "I gotta blog about this."
I... I just found Jeanelson fic online. People make up stories about Jeanette and Nelson (like this is anything new... /snark) and publish them online. This is like when I discovered that people devote a massive amount of time to Perry Mason fan fiction, only it makes that look normal. This is actually like that time I found that someone wrote a love story about Christine Ebersole (who is a saint and you should know of her) and Patti LuPone. I mean, I am scarred. OK, it's actually nothing like either of those things. I am just laughing my TAIL FEATHER OFF! I wish I could read it to you. I wish I could show you this magic. The best part of the whole thing? Someone using the name Blossom Rock wrote it. I am in HEAVEN right now, because, I mean, does this not prove that I am dealing with a bunch of nutballs, here? Like, I wear Kiss Me Kate tribute makeup and tell people my name is Hermione Gingold, and THIS MAKES ME LOOK NORMAL. I HAVE PURPLE HAIR RIGHT NOW, AND I AM THE NORMAL ONE.
I am just at a loss for words, here. I keep putting my fingers on the keyboard, to type, and nothing is coming out. Like... I will admit that I have dabbled in the realm of the fiction of the fan. Never, NEVER, though, is it kosher to write RPF (Real People Fic). THIS is what I am dealing with. THIS is why we can't have nice Jeanette and Nelson things on this blog, because I'm afraid that someone will come along, see a picture I posted, and I'll be partially responsible for this... this lunatic, obscene crap that is on the internet. But, then again, THIS is why I CAN and WILL call this The Official Jeanette MacDonald Blog, because if someone can pose as Blossom, WHO IS DEAD, and write drivel for the masses, I CAN DAMN WELL BE OFFICIAL.
You know what? Poop on it. Here's a Jeanelson.
Jeanette: "Bye now!"
(Now, THAT is some good RPF. Mmmm mmmmm!)

We're listed!

The Official Until They Prove I Can't Call It That Jeanette MacDonald Blog has been accepted and listed by the Classic Movie Hub Blog Hub! In honor of this, and because I'm crazy, I'm going to repost my favorite thing that's ever happened in my time as a Jeanette fan. No, not the time I got stuck on a retaining wall across the street from Twin Gables. And no, not the time I arranged for Kathryn Grayson to speak at the Nelson Eddy Drive event (you're all welcome). Not even the time that my two friends acted as lookouts, so I could pay my respects to Jeanette and Gene, close up. Drum roll, please...

You betcha! It's that time I had a bunch of people believing that this was Nelson Eddy, all because I only described him as a blonde actor. Who is that handsome devil that Jeanette is sucking face with? Oh, it's that soul crushin' ol' Gene Raymond, all crushing her soul. Or her tonsils. Or, you know... Stuff. IDK.

Monday, March 11, 2013

In ol' Kentuck where ah was bawn...

Oh, Jeanette and your Kentucky accent. Although I'm quite disappointed in the sound on the new-ish release of Girl Of The Golden West, from Warner Archive, I'll never not be tickled by that accent. In my head, there is a party where Irene Dunne and Jeanette sit around and regale people with made up stories, about their days in ol' Kentuck.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

I'm like the Oprah of Jeanette pictures.

Why pay $99? HERE'S A PICTURE! If you can't access the hi res and want to make yourself a copy, e-mail me at We will NOT pay overblown prices! Jeanette would totally kill us for overspending on her, lol.

Why so gorgeous, girl?

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Doctor Who?

Look at what handsome blonde actor has his arm around his own wife, and not Jeanette MacDonald.

Yep, guys, that's that evil ol' Ann Eddy, just there to steal everyone's soul. #endintensesnark
She's actually quite pretty. You don't realize it from that singular picture everyone has seen of her.

Here's another thing I don't understand. I actually "stole" this picture from one of the many groups I've been kicked out of for actually understanding Jeanette had a sense of humor about her, or for defending her for choices she made that had to do with her dead father and her wedding. Why do people try to hide these types of pictures? Wouldn't you WANT the world to see this picture, if you were on the (insert stupidest term for a group of fans ever) "saint" side? What is everyone's problem with sharing pictures? I mean, the Golden Comet used to come out with take-away photographs of Jeanette. WHEN DID WE STOP KNOWING HOW TO SHARE?! What, are we like... five? JEANETTE ANNA MACDONALD REFUSES TO BE TREATED LIKE YOUR UN-SHARABLE LEGOS. I'm the doctor. I have come to fix this problem.

Thing I Don't Understand #44

Why do people refuse to believe that Jeanette was an amazing actress? I'm constantly seeing these backhanded compliments, like "She was good, but she wasn't THAT GOOD" in reference to her chemistry with Nelson. Like, shut your mouths. She WAS that good. Jeanette Anna was an amazing actress, and should have been nominated for Best Actress Ever, for Maytime. Y'all make me cray cray.

IT'S CALLED ACTING, MAKE BELIEVE, WHATEVER. You know, how like 5 people are pretending to be Blossom Rock, on Facebook? It's kind of like that, only not something you should see a therapist about.

I shouldn't have to preface every cute Jeanette and Nelson post with "these are actors."