“Yep, this business is the biggest gamble. It’s very true here that prosperity is just around the corner. And there are a lot of corners in making pictures.” — W.S. Van Dyke
“There’s a movie boner in ‘Naughty Marietta’ which no one noticed. I’m surprised no one saw it. Miss MacDonald is sailing to America on a French boat, and if you watch closely in the long shot you will see that it is flying the British Union Jack.” — W.S. Van Dyke
Photo: Behind-the-scenes of Naughty Marietta (1935). With Jeanette MacDonald.
“Actions do speak louder than words in any dramatic scene.” — W.S. Van Dyke
Source: Robbin Coons (1937)
Posing with his wife, Ruth Mannix, after the birth of Jr., their second of three children together. The Van Dykes’ first born, a 20-month old daughter, stands beside the new arrival. Photo was taken in February of 1937.