Bob’s Folks Approve!—Robert Wagner & Natalie Wood
I’m in love with Bob!” says Natalie Wood. “I’m in love with Natalie!” says Bob Wagner. And Photoplay’s sleuth, after watching the two at Scaroon Manor, the New York resort where Nat was filming scenes for “Marjorie Morningstar,” reports, “There’s no doubt about it—this is the real thing. Bob and Natalie were together all the time when she wasn’t working. When Bob left for a few days to see relatives in Pittsburgh, Nat wailed, ‘Oh, I miss that big guy!’ And you should have seen the bedlam that broke loose when a phone call was announced during dinner over the loud speaker! All hands dashed madly across the field. An assistant director got there first, and yelled, ‘Shall I take it, Nat?’ ‘No siree!’ she gasped, ‘that call’s for me!’ Then, ‘Guess RJ got lonesome,’ she reported. ‘He’s coming back tomorrow instead of Sunday.’ Natalie looked positively radiant!”
But the big question that no one dared to ask remained unanswered—until now. For weeks, it has been rumored that the very social and strictly upper-class parents of Bob Wagner take a very dim view of his marriage to any actress—and Natalie Wood in particular. And that Bob, a loving and respectful son, would accede to their wishes. The facts: Bob took Nat home to dinner one night, and the R. J. Wagner Srs. liked her at once!
It is a quote. PHOTOPLAY MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 1957