“I have no desire to make people weep. Too many weep in the world already. I want to make people giggle. Why climb up, or down into tragedy?” — Jobyna Ralston
Hot Water (1924). With Harold Lloyd.
Silent film star Jobyna Ralston‘s spaghetti recipe:
1/4 lb. spaghetti
1.5 lbs. ground round steak
3 diced onions
Cup of olive oil
Small garlic clove
One celery heart
(You might consider salt and pepper to taste though it isn’t written into the recipe.)
Directions: Using a skillet, heat olive oil and sauté diced onions, garlic clove, and celery heart until tender. Form ground steak into balls and cook with mixture in skillet until ready. Add cooked spaghetti to meatballs/mixture and serve.
Richard Arlen and Jobyna Ralston On 2-Day Honeymoon
RIVERSIDE, January 29, 1927 – (UP) – Jobyna Ralston and Richard Arlen, film stars, began a two-day honeymoon here today, that will be temporarily interrupted Monday when both must go back to Hollywood to complete work on their current production.
They were married here last night having slipped away from the screen colony without making known their intention except to a few intimate friends.
The marriage was performed by Justice of the Peace Leonard J. Difani in the Mission Inn and culminated a romance that began as screen sweethearts in their latest picture, “Wings.”
For twelve years, the marriage of Arlen and Ralston was considered one of the stronger ones in Hollywood. Arlen continued working with the coming of “talkies;” however, Ralston had a noticeable lisp which hastened the end of her screen career, her last screen appearance being in 1931.
A child, Richard Arlen, Jr., was born May 17, 1933. By this time, Arlen’s career was beginning to wane and by 1935, he was working as a freelancer for a number of “B” movie studios.
On July 21, 1938, the couple’s joint business manager notified Arlen that Ralston wanted to separate and that the couple would occupy different residences. Arlen was on his yacht about to sail to Catalina Island at the time of the notification. The manager suggested that he should move to his ranch in Northridge while Ralston kept the home in Toluca Lake.
Ralston immediately booked travel to Honolulu with their son, “Ricky.”
On August 15, 1938, Arlen packed his bags and left the Toluca residence, “fed up with marriage life” and wanting to pursue “other interests.”
After taking no action for a number of years, Ralston finally filed and received her divorce on September 5, 1945, on the grounds of “desertion.” Arlen retained his Toluca Lake house and immediately remarried. He continued acting until his death in 1976. Ralston remained single, passing away at the Motion Picture Country Home in Woodland Hills in 1967.