“Alan Ladd was a marvelous person in his simplicity. In so many ways we were kindred spirits. We both were professionally conceived through Hollywood’s search for box office and the types to insure the box office. And we were both little people. Alan wasn’t as short as most people believe. It was true that in certain films Alan would climb a small platform or the girl worked in a slit trench. We had no such problems together.”
The initial pairing of Veronica and Alan Ladd was out of necessity; the 4’11” tall actress was the only star on the Paramount lot short enough to make the 5’5” Alan look tall. They played well opposite each other, though, and ended up starring in four films together.