“This is personal. It wouldn’t be fair to tell without permission from Henry. And Henry is in France. But it was in Paris and I was going away. You know how such things are, those parting scenes. “So you are going away and I shall never see you again.” “Yes, I am going away and it is possible that I shall never see you again. But I hope that never happens.” One word led to another and - well, it wouldn’t be right to tell more without Henry’s consent.
But I know the proposal was in English, not in French, because I understood every word of it!”
Gloria Swanson in “How They Popped the Question,” Photoplay magazine, October 1926