Saturday, February 10, 2018

King Of Jazz (1930)

In 1930 Jeanette appeared in the Technicolor musical King Of Jazz. The large cast includes Paul Whiteman, Bing Crosby, Stanley Smith, and Laura LaPlante. Jeanette sings three songs in the movie - My Bridal Veil, A Bench In The Park, and It Happened In Monterey. Universal Studios spent more $2 million to make King Of Jazz. It got positive reviews but it was not a major box-office hit. The movie was recently restored and will be released on DVD in 2018. You can watch King Of Jazz here ...

With Paule Whiteman

Friday, February 2, 2018

Irene Loff ~ Jeanette's Sister

Irene and Jeanette Loff

Jeanette and her younger sister Irene were very close. Irene moved to Hollywood a few years after Jeannette. She tried to become an actress and worked at a hat store. In July of 1931 she married Robert A. Knox in Oakland. The couple had met on a blind date a few months earlier. They had two children - Robert Allen and Sally Jeanette. Tragically their son Robert died at the age of two. In 1946 Irene divorced her husband. She claimed that he "had neglected to provide her with the necessities of life for more than one year". Irene passed away on June 6, 1993 in Alameda, California.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Jeanette's Death and Final Resting Place

On August 4, 1942 Jeanette died at the very young age of thirty-five. Jeanette became ill on Saturday. August 1 after she swallowed ammonia in her home. She was taken to the the hospital with severe burns on her mouth and throat. Jeanette spent three days at Hollywood Presbyterian hospital before she passed away from ammonia poisoning. Although her official cause of death was "probable suicide" her husband Bert said she had swallowed the ammonia accidentally. She had been taking medication for stomach problems and may have grabbed the wrong bottle. Her family has always believed that she was murdered. Jeanette was cremated and her ashes are buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. Her crypt is located in the Great Mausoleum. When her younger sister Myrtle passed away in 1957 she was buried there too.

  Jeanette's grave                                                                                Her death certificate

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Merry Christmas

Jeanette and Carole Lombard

Estelle Bradley, Louise Fazenda, and Jeanette

Monday, October 23, 2017

Magazine Covers

Jeanette appeared on numerous magazine covers during her career ...

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Jeanette's Movies

Jeanette's film career lasted only eight years and during that time she appeared in more than twenty films. Many of her movies are available to watch online.


Million Dollar Baby ~ Rita Ray

Flirtation ~ Nancy Poole * WATCH IT *

Hide-Out ~ Blonde #2 with Maid * WATCH IT *

Benny, from Panama (Short) ~ Jeanette Foy * WATCH IT *

A Duke for a Day (Short) ~ Gloria Blossom

St. Louis Woman ~ Lou Morrison, the St. Louis Woman * WATCH IT *


Fighting Thru ~ Alice Malden * WATCH IT *

The Boudoir Diplomat ~ Greta (preserved by The Library of Congress)

See America Thirst ~ Woman  (preserved by The Library of Congress)

King of Jazz ~ Vocalist (It Happened in Monterey / Bridal Veil / A Bench in the Park) * WATCH IT *

Party Girl ~ Ellen Powell * WATCH IT *


The Racketeer ~ Millie Chapman * WATCH IT *

The Sophomore ~ Barbara Lange  * WATCH IT *

.45 Calibre War ~ Ruth Walling


Love Over Night ~ Jeanette Stewart (a print exists at the Museum of Modern Art)

Annapolis ~ Betty

Man-Made Women ~ Marjorie (preserved by The Library of Congress)

The Black Ace

Hold 'Em Yale ~ Helen Bradbury

The Man Without a Face * WATCH A SCENE *

Fashion News ~ Herself * WATCH IT *


My Friend from India ~ Marion / Ruth Brooks * WATCH IT *

Uncle Tom's Cabin ~ Auction Spectator (uncredited)


The Collegians (Short) ~ Student (uncredited)

Young April ~ Extra (uncredited)