Before you read any further, be advised that the following conversation is going to drive up in a windowless van and ask your childhood if it wants to “ride a pony”. This is a snippet from the transcript of a brainstorming session when the makers of Raiders of the Lost Ark were creating the characters of Indian Jones and his love interest, Marion.
That’s right. Lucas wanted to make Indiana Jones a pedophile.
That’s what I always thought. I believe lndy was in grad school when the affair happened. That would’ve put his age somewhere between 22 through 26. As for Marion, I figured she was at least driving age (16).
I wonder who got to tell Harrison Ford about the pedo angle to his character. Considering his reaction to mere bad dialogue, I don’t think George would want to be around when this little tidbit was explained.
Was it normal for girls to be married at 16 in the early twentieth century in the United States? Because I’ve done some genealogy work and though I’ve never taken statistics it seems to me that most women married for the first time in their early twenties. My grandmother-in-law was married when she was 15 or 16 and a friend of mine has a grandmother who was married by the time she was 16 but I don’t think it was as common as some believe it was.
My grandmother was either sixteen or seventeen, I think, but she was pregnant and my grandfather was going into the Navy during WWII. Bonus info I learned at her funeral-- he wasn’t the father! He just stepped in to help support her when the other guy ran off. That would be in about '42