During the production of THE HOUSE OF HORROR ( 1929 ) First National publicity claimed that Thelma Todd and James Ford were engaged.
They were not. Because they had both come from Lawrence, Massachusetts, the studio publicity department had seen a chance to concoct a story that they had been childhood sweethearts and had vowed to one day play lovers in the movies. Actually Thelma Todd had trained to be a schoolteacher, and her going into the movies was a later development.
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