Now, here's the thing. The publicity people invented stories—they made everything up. For instance, when I was writing my autobiography [Silent Star, 1968], trying to get historical dates and facts from the studios, I ran into more misinformation than you can believe. Stories made up by press agents. I know that they're not true because I was there, I saw it happen. I have a very good reporter's memory, and it just wasn't so, any more than the one my uncle sent out about how I got into the movies. It was just invention, invention, invention, and the invention has become fact.
Kobal, John. People Will Talk. New York: Knopf, 1985: 31.