Cupid Has The Last Laugh—Arlene Dahl & Fernando Lamas
“The sparks began to fly,” in Arlene Dahl’s own words, when she first met Fernando Lamas, working with him in his M-G-M screen test. But he was then only separated from his Lydia, and Arlene refused to date him. Later, when Arlene’s interlude as Mrs. Lex Barker was over, when the romance of Lana Turner and Lamas reached a fireworks finale, Arlene and Fernando finally got together. Of a certain idyllic weekend, he said, “In Palm Springs you can touch the stars. We touched a few.” Gossips said Fernando was suffering from headline hunger and wounded ego, assuaging both by romancing Lex’s luscious ex. But a year of steady dating went by before the sparks died and the stars blinked out—or seemed to. Maybe the absent treatment worked. Arlene went on a trip to Spain. After she came back to begin “A Woman’s World” at 20th, the stars shone again. On her ring finger Fernando put a diamond-circled five-carat diamond—joined by a golden wedding band.
It is a quote. PHOTOPLAY MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 1954