(21 August 1929 - 30 October 1933) (divorced)
August 1928 she met Beverly Hills millionaire broker Stephen M. Ames in New York City.
August 21, 1929 married Ames. He's 31; she's 25. He became a producer.
1930 Ames installed her in a Beverly Hills mansion and accepts her good friend, actor Bruce Cabot, as her escort while he’s frequently out of town
1931 after a vacation in Honolulu, Hawaii, with her husband, she stops over in California for several weeks. When still photographs by Ruth Harriet Louise show her beauty effectively, a Paramount official gives her a contract without a screen test.
November 1931 her husband is reported in Hollywood for a two-week visit.
August 6, 1933 she and Ames agree on a trial separation because their work keeps them apart. "The fact that Miss Ames has been frequently in the company of Bruce Cabot, screen actor, has nothing to do with the separation, Miss Ames said and her husband affirms."
October 30, 1933 files for divorce from Ames in Minden, Nevada, charging him with extreme mental cruelty. A "substantial" property settlement is made. She is gowned in a modest white dress, which contrasts sharply with her announced intention of appearing in court for her decree dressed in bright blue trousers and a cerise blouse. Officials at Paramount say she will meet Cabot in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and marry him at the Presbyterian Church of Carlsbad. Witnesses at that ceremony will be Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kerr and Linda March.