added that the film was “probably one of the worst movies either one of us ever made.”
From her obit in the Times:
From 1935 to 1939 she was the most popular movie star in America, with
Clark Gable a distant second. She received more mail than Greta Garbo
and was photographed more often than President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
And then there's this amazing tidbit. At age 12 or 13 (it's not clear):
On her first visit to MGM, Mrs. Black wrote in her autobiography, the
producer Arthur Freed unzipped his trousers and exposed himself to her.
Being innocent of male anatomy, she responded by giggling, and he threw
her out of his office.
It must have been a different age, because as far as I can tell, nothing ever happened to Mr. Freed. In fact, the incident isn't even mentioned on his Wikipedia page. Can you imagine if something like that happened today?