The Earle Theater was owned by Warner Bros. who then brought Maxine to Hollywood under contract. She did a bit part in “Babbitt”, had the lead with Joe E. Brown in “Six Day Bike Rider”, and was loaned to M-G-M for the female lead in
"Student Tour”, which was one of their big musicals of that year.
She met Director William Witney on the set of “ SOS Coast Guard” in 1937, they were both only twenty one years old at the time. They were married in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 5th 1938. Maxine spent most of her remaining career in westerns, chiefly for Republic, with whom she was under contract from 1943 to 1944 - a gesture, it was said, to her husband who was serving in the Marine Corps during WWII.
She offically retired from show business in 1946, just before the birth of her son, John Doyle (Jay Dee).
Information on Maxine Doyle’s bio comes from my family and different printed sources, including an article from “Those Enduring Matinee Idols” in which William Witney reminisces about Maxine - Jay Dee Witney