This Day in History: 1940-06-11

This week “New Moon” is previewed in Los Angeles, to not great reviews, though their singing is praised. Nelson’s plumpness in the film is noted (Jeanette called him her 200-pounder) but in person now he has lost a great deal of weight, still gaunt from his recent illness and breakdown. Both he and Jeanette are very low key at this time and stay out of the public eye as much as possible while Nelson fully recovers.