If you are interested in reading “The Essentials” for a comprehensive understanding of the lives and careers of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, these are the 5 books that pretty much cover it all. You can click on each of the titles below to read an excerpt from each book.
Jeanette MacDonald: The Irving Stone Letters
Jeanette MacDonald Autobiography: The Lost Manuscript
…and of course, there is the CD-ROM companion to Sweethearts, The Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy Interactive Biography. You need a computer with a CD or DVD drive and the ability to read .pdf files (ie, Adobe Acrobat Reader) to use it. Excerpts from this can be read here.
There is also a wealth of information in all the Mac/Eddy Today magazines and book compilations of the earlier issues that have been long out-of-print. You can read excerpts from the magazine articles here. In the over 3000 published pages of these magazines we have featured in-depth interviews (which might have had a short quote used in the book Sweethearts), extensive photo features on all their films with thousands of candid photos telling their own visual story, eyewitness reports, reproductions of wills, letters, original newspaper and magazine articles.