The presentation was read by Linda Tolman (left). It was written by Madeline Bayless (right), who has known of the Jeanette MacDonald-Nelson Eddy romance from the pre-Naughty Marietta days. Her father was a friend and associate of Nelson’s from his earliest days at MGM. The presentation continued with a restored screening of “This is Your Life, Jeanette MacDonald” and then a slow-motion viewing of the crucial moments of that show, and some still photos taken just after. We want to thank both women for their months of hard work putting this beautiful project together.
You can download and read the transcript in PDF format. Thanks to Patrice Messina for taking the photograph.