Bijou B Feature - Postwar Years

from Modern Screen, July 1948

unhappy ending


albert p. delacorte

It could have been
a fairytale,
the way their marriage went.
It was almost too good to last --
and it didn't.
This is about the Reagans,
and the end of a dream.

Happy beginning: Jane met Ronnie when they worked together at Warners'.
They were married in 1940
The Reagan Girls: Maureen Elizabeth was born in 1941. Recently she was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up; she replied, "Whistled at!" The Reagans' son Michael is 3.
off to war
So Long, Button Nose: Jane and one-year-old Maureen saw Ronnie off from their Beverly Hills home. He was an Army Captain.


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