Reagan with Jane Wyman and daughter Maureen

First Flight

Although he had traveled by train many times before, RWR had never traveled by airplane until 1946. When Jane finished her work on The Yearling, she came home and wanted to celebrate. She told RWR she wanted to go to New York; concerned about money and h is career, Reagan was hesitant. "But we've never been to New York together," Jane said. "How can you not get excited?" He was coaxed into indulging Jane's craving for freedom and spontaneity. "I'll work up to it, honey," he said.

Make Believe, p.135

To return to the list of anecdotes

To return to the main scrapbook page