As new documentation continues to surface regarding the lives of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, we will post on this page a list of links to items of interest for those who have read the 2014 edition of Sweethearts. These may be articles, photos, audio files and/or videos. The links are listed with the book chapter in which they fall. New information and minor corrections are also noted here as well.
This page will be updated as time permits and new information is available.
Anyone who has read earlier editions of the book are urged to read the 2014 version which has a tremendous amount of truly vital new information.
The paperback edition is available at this link and the Kindle ebook version from Amazon here.
Nelson’s handwritten letter to Jeanette, November 1934: “You’re the grandest person in the world”
Jeanette’s Broadway debut
Intimacy and Jeanette experiencing Nelson’s temper
Nelson’s sexual musings
Nelson’s handwritten letter to “Dearest Jeanette…I love you…”, Christmas 1935
Nelson and Jeanette on a date together
Maytime: Sing to the tree…
Nelson: A lively “corpse” in “The Girl of the Golden West”
“The Girl of the Golden West”: “Obey Your Heart” – what to watch for
The Gene Raymond connection, part one
The Gene Raymond connection, part two
Jeanette’s fall on the stairs in “Sweethearts”
Pregnancy photos and more about late 1938
Nelson’s Chase & Sanborn broadcast three days after his marriage
New documentation about their “New Moon” reconciliation
Jeanette secretly joins Nelson in Washington, D.C. after he sings at FDR’s Inaugural Gala
Nelson as an extra on Jeanette’s film “Smilin’ Through”
More on the aliases they used as a couple
“My Wonder One” – Nelson’s song to Jeanette
Norma Nelson, “The Electric Hour” script-girl
Jeanette and Nelson’s 1948 Lake Tahoe trip
Nelson’s bitterness and song message, 1952
This is Your Life, 1952 – what to watch for
Nelson on the Ed Sullivan Show – 18 days after “This is Your Life”
Jeanette and Nelson on Lux Video Theater, 1956
Nelson letter: “Give her my continuous love.”
Jeanette’s handwritten 1963 desk diary verifies the reality of her married life and the abuse and neglect in her sad last years
Jeanette’s death – Nelson’s reaction
Nelson – a month later
More on Jeanette’s death and her “camp’s” attitude toward Nelson
Nelson Eddy’s funeral
Blossom Rock’s friendship with the author
More on Blossom Rock
Blossom Rock: two days before her death
The softcover edition of Sweethearts is only available for those outside the United States from this website; they don’t ship elsewhere. For fastest delivery, those in the US can also order the paperback from Amazon at this link.; if you have Amazon Prime it should be 2-day delivery. Please note that the book is also available as a Kindle ebook and no matter where you live in the world, you can order and download the Kindle edition; search your local Amazon website for “Sweethearts Sharon Rich” and the book will pop up!
Other updates and articles regarding new information about the Jeanette/Nelson story can all be read here.
For articles live-blogging the Jeanette-Nelson films, visit my author website.