This Day in History: 1937-05-16

One month in advance it’s announced that Jeanette has changed the date of her upcoming wedding from June 17 to June 16, since the church is suddenly not available on the 17th, despite it being booked for her wedding in advance. More likely, the date was changed because of the upcoming Patricia Douglas rape case against MGM, also scheduled for June 16. With the studio’s power and influence over the press, the morning of June 17, Jeanette’s lavish wedding was front page news while the Douglas case was, in most papers, pushed to the back pages.