(June 1, 1925 - December 9, 1929) (divorced)
June 1, 1925 marries Houston socialite Ella Rice. She’s two years his senior.
their honeymoon ends in Los Angeles
October 25 upon arriving in Hollywood, he starts courting young actresses Joan Crawford, Constance Bennett, and Madge Bellamy. His wife returns to Houston.
c. 29 starts to date married actress Billie Dove. He met her on the Starlight dance floor of the Biltmore Hotel in Hollywood.
helps newcomer Randolph Scott to land his first parts in Hollywood
March 29 his wife separates from him
December 9, 1929 divorces Rice with a $1.2 million settlement.