"The marriage was as sudden, as unpremeditated as the falling in love. We were going, the night of our marriage, to see 'Queen Christina' at the Chinese Theatre. When we reached the theatre, there were no seats. We stood in the lobby (on the footprints of Chevalier!) and thought what we might do as an alternative. I looked at her. I said, 'Let's be married -- now!' We flew to Yuma and within the hour we were married.
"When the news broke no one believed it. Chevalier discredited the report." (I knew how thoroughly Chevalier had discredited the report, for I had chanced to lunch with him a couple of days after the sudden marriage. And Chevalier said to me, "I couldn't believe it of Charles. Why, he could have had any woman in France. Women were mad over him, but he was never intrigued. Anything can happen to anyone if this happened to Charles!")
mother," Charles was saying, "was alarmed. She felt that I,
being I, had made a mistake. She feared for both of us. But this summer
when Pat and I went to France they met and now my mother loves Pat too,
and understands. She understands that this, miraculously, is right for
me. They found that they had much in common. They were congenial
and happy together. Pat learned to speak very good French and all was
Boyers step out for a gala evening.