Marry Me!

Courtships and Proposals of Legendary Couples

by Wendy Goldberg and Betty Goodwin

MARRY ME! Courtships and Proposals of Legendary Couples reveals the tender, passionate, sometimes humorous and always romantic tales of how and why seventy people turned into thirty-five couples.

From Goodwin, author of HOLLYWOOD DU JOUR and longtime L.A. Times columnist, and Goldberg, a prominent Hollywood insider, comes Angel City Press's most romantic book. Based on personal interviews and exhaustive research, Goldberg and Goodwin's MARRY ME! reveals the details of one of life's most touching moments. Stories begin at the moment of first meeting, trace the courtship, describe the actual proposal and conclude with a detailed account of the wedding.

The authors disclose the love stories that led to marriage proposals for some of this century's most-talked-about couples. Priscilla Beaulieu tells how the shy, lovestruck Elvis Presley was confused in his feelings for a fourteen-year-old girl and didn't want "jail bait" to dampen his image. Neil Simon reveals why he married Diane Lander . . . twice. And Kimberley Conrad reveals how she turned the ultimate playboy Hugh Hefner into a married man. The proposals weren't always predictable. Bruce Willis was in a steam bath the first time he broached the subject to Demi Moore. Arnold Schwarzenegger took Maria Shriver out in a rowboat on a lake in his native Austria. Roy Rogers popped the question to Dale Evans on horseback. Each romantic tale is illustrated with photos, many from the couples' private albums.

  • "A paradoxical aphrodisiac" -- USA Today
  • "Too irresistible not to share" -- L.A. Times
  • "Filled with tantalizing insights" -- WWD
  • "A book of love" -- InStyle Magazine

 

MARRY ME! is the ideal gift for anyone who enjoys a first-hand peek at celebrities' personal lives. It's perfect for that special someone who needs a nudge when it comes to popping the question, and it's a wonderful remembrance to mark a recent engagement, marriage or anniversary. On top of it all, it's fun to read, filled with charming detail.

MARRY ME! is designed by Maureen Erbe of Los Angeles' Maureen Erbe Design, incorporating high-style graphics that have established this nostalgic package as a modern classic.

MARRY ME! presents wedding photos from the personal albums of many of the world's most famous personalities.

MARRY ME! was excerpted in Good Housekeeping magazine in a special romantic feature for Valentine's Day.

MARRY ME! is the basis for Family Channel's Marry Me! specials hosted by Christina Ferrare.

Wouldn't you know that author Goodwin became engaged and married while she and Goldberg were writing this? And after a lengthy courtship, designer Erbe was married right after putting the final graphic touches on this oh-so-romantic book.

  • 160 pages
  • 35 rare images
  • hardcover:ISBN 1-883318-21-1; $18.95
  • $18.95 USD