The producer of “Blossoms In The Dust” flew to Fort Worth on June 19, 1941, to keep MGM’s promise to a woman with a heart as big as Texas.

Ralph Wheelwright, a screenwriter and publicist for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and his wife traveled the county looking for just the right adoption agency and just the right baby. Their long search finally brought them to Edna Gladney and the Texas Children’s Home and Aid Society in 1939.

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