Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 1934

Helen came over today. We went to the magazine shop and traded movie magazines. Aunt Kate and Uncle Laten were here for supper. I stayed all night at Helen's.

New Movie Magazine [United States] (August 1934)
Jeanette Anna MacDonald (June 18, 1903 – January 14, 1965)

MacDonald was an American singer and actress best remembered for her musical films of the 1930s with Maurice Chevalier (Love Me Tonight, The Merry Widow) and Nelson Eddy (Naughty Marietta, Rose-Marie, and Maytime). During the 1930s and 1940s she starred in 29 feature films, four nominated for Best Picture Oscars (The Love Parade, One Hour with You, Naughty Marietta and San Francisco), and recorded extensively, earning three gold records. She later appeared in opera, concerts, radio, and television. MacDonald was one of the most influential sopranos of the 20th century, introducing opera to movie-going audiences and inspiring a generation of singers.

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