Finally! Joy to the World… We found a rare Christmas carol sung by Jeanette MacDonald! Thanks to Marcus Jones for his help with this project!
At last! We will have an LA get-together once again, on Sunday, June 25, 2023. It will be an afternoon event, likely in the San Fernando Valley and celebrate the June birthdays of both Jeanette and Nelson.
We should have some interesting new guest speakers…
At this point we haven’t yet finalized the location (probably still in the San Fernando Valley) – so Save the Date! Details to be posted here as finalized.
Those of you coming from out-of-town and/or wanting to do the “driving tour” to visit the Jeanette-Nelson homes and landmarks should plan to join us on Saturday as well.
If you are planning to attend, can you please contact us and answer the following questions, which will assist in our making decisions re: location and meeting room size:
Are you are local or not, will you need a hotel room, how many people will be attending with you and finally, do you want to join us the day before, Saturday, June 24, for a driving tour of Jeanette and Nelson’s homes and landmarks?
Thanks for your help on this. Looking forward to seeing the LA group again, it’s been too long! Here’s to good health to all in the coming months!
Just returned from a short TV interview on “Talk of Alabama” morning show. Will post a link later when the network posts it!
I’m in Birmingham for a book signing event today and a silent auction, raising money for a scholarship in the name of Jeanette’s friend Lily May Caldwell. Lily May was the entertainment editor for the “Birmingham News”, helped start the Miss Alabama contest, and was a good friend of Jeanette’s. The auction proceeds will be presented today to Kevin Hill, representing the Miss Alabama organization. Will update this post later…
Update: After a wonderful nostalgic afternoon, we raised $540 honoring Lily May Caldwell for the Miss Alabama scholarship. The TV interview is at this link.
Join us for a Jeanette and Nelson event in Birmingham, Alabama! Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022.
Both of them sang in Birmingham and there are some interesting connections to learn about! Includes light refreshments, discussion, Q&A, book signing, rare interview and video clips shown.
Details and RSVP at the link!