April 3, 2011

Life Magazine Announces Deanna Durbin's Engagement to Vaughn Paul

The December 16, 1940 edition of Life Magazine makes a brief announcement on page 24, amidst stories of general unrest and conflicts around the world, the engagement of film star Deanna Durbin to Universal Studios associate producer, Vaughn Paul. This would be Ms. Durbin's first marriage.

It recounts the studio's reluctance to allow Ms. Durbin to mature onscreen, throws in trivia about the star and posts a picture of the happy couple.

Life Mag  page 24 - click to enlarge
A closer look - click to enlarge

They would marry on April 18, 1941.

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