Ida Lupino, screen actress, will be co-starred with Brian Aherne in “A Woman’s Face” on the Radio Theater at 8 o’clock tonight over WBBM-CBS.
“I donned my wedding dress, unfortunately putting the petticoat under instead of over the hoop of my satin gown. The photographs of us coming out of the church, published in a spread of the wedding by Life magazine, clearly show my error. My wedding day had not started well.”
“After we’d signed necessary documents, he asked of us two things. First, that I be baptized. I promised that I would, but didn’t say when. His second request was that we kneel down and pray before consummating our marriage, and every time subsequently that we indulged in marital relations. Embarrassed, scarcely knowing each other, Brian and I got the giggles.”
July 17 1942 at Mocambo
Miss Lupino was a guest of the Ahernes - Jean Negulesco just stopped by the table for a chat.
PHOTO BY WALT DAVIS
*ordinarily I would be more upset by the watermark, but since it only encroaches on Brian, I’m not too broken up about it.
Microphones were thrust in front of us. Brian was to deliver a message to the R.A.F. pilots who would be listening to a shortwave rebroadcast. Did he have anything in particular to say to these brave airmen? Brian said yes, indeed, he did. “Chaps, keep your peckers up!” Silence enveloped the Temple. The girls fled in embarrassment. The presiding minister blanched. Only when I got my English husband back to our hotel did I inform him that in America “pecker” did not mean “chin.”
Joan Fontaine on her honeymoon
Photo by Bob Landry 1944
I LEGIT LAUGHED SO HARD AT THIS.SO AWKWARD. I CANNOT.
Lilian’s face. What a snobbish bitch omg.
Lillian Ruse with her daughter Joan Fontaine and son-in-law Brian Aherne
Lillian totally looks like she’s saying “Stop touching me”
Circa 1935: Brian Aherne, Leslie Howard, Nigel Bruce, Basil Rathbone, David Niven and, Donald Coleman sit chatting in the NBC radio studio.
No Bed of Roses by Joan Fontaine
“Never had I slept a night beside a male before, but now yet another unaccustomed familiarity: Brian and I shared a bathroom. I just couldn’t. Supposedly in search of a lost handkerchief, I braved the curious guests again. Back in the lounge I finally located the door that read ‘WOMEN’. I used that downstairs john throughout our stay.”
- Joan Fontaine, No Bed of Roses
on her honeymoon with first husband, Brian Aherne
Photo from Ivy (1947)
Joan Fontaine describes the romantic start to her honeymoon with Brian Aherne
Joan Fontaine talking about her romantic and happy wedding day to first husband Brian Aherne.
Brian Aherne when new wife Joan Fontaine told him about getting the part in Rebecca.