Before Jean Parker went in movies and became famous, she had to work her way through school in Pasadena, California. So Francis Lucas, son of wealthy parents, used to take her out and treat her. Now the tables are turned, the Lucas family has lost its fortune and Jean does all the treating. Jean says they are more than childhood friends, they're sweethearts
December 34 confesses that she "found her romantic ideal five years ago, and he is still her ideal, whether or not she ever marries him"