“The leading man’s life is not a bed of roses…Pictures, particularly, have been too greatly dominated by women for their own good. In other words, the feminine influence has entered first through the use of domestic novels, largely written by women; and then the dominance of women stars on the screen. It was inevitable that pictures should suffer with two such agencies at work on the story product, which is the most important part of the industry.” — Gene Raymond
Source: Wood Soanes (1934)
A caricature of Gene Raymond from the Ambassador Hotel’s Field & Turf Club. I own this one, too.
“We had 28 glorious years. Jeanette and I respected and loved each other, very deeply. We put one another before anyone or anything. I am blessed to have known her, loved her and been loved by her – absolutely, an incredible lady!” — Gene Raymond
“I must have had rocks in my head.” — Jeanette MacDonald (on why she married Raymond instead of Nelson Eddy).