Sunday, October 19, 2008

Myrna Loy

Myrna Loy (Myrna Adele Williams) - What can I say that hasn't already been said in hundreds of articles, reviews, books and biographies over the years. Born in Montana on August 2, 1905, she was early on the exotic femme fatale in films like The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932), then the witty sophisticate in the Thin Man series in the mid-thirties, and next the straight dramatic actress in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946). Between 1925 and 1982 she appeared in over 135 film and television productions. Personally, I have enjoyed every film of hers I have had the chance to view. If you are not fully familiar with Myrna's work, let me point you to the Wikipedia and IMDB entries for details.

In my post(s) on Dietrich, and with apologies to Bette, I crowned Marlene the true "Divine Miss M."

I now think it is fitting and hereby crown Myrna the "Delightful, Delicious, De-lovely, Miss M." There are hundreds of images on Myrna on the web, but I hope at least some in this post are new to you.

Picture Play magazine February 1929 - Publicity portrait for The Desert Song (1929)

Picture Play magazine April 1930 - Artist: Modest Stein

Picture Play magazine September 1931 - Artist: Modest Stein

Postcard for The Woman in His House. Don't know that film? It is actually the British title for The Animal Kingdom (1932) and this is a British postcard.

Screenland magazine December 1934 - Artist: Charles Sheldon

Two more reasons to smoke Gallaher and Player brands.

Myrna's life as a blonde vamp, late twenties I believe.

Publicity still from The Squall (1929)

Myrna Loy - What do you think - Allure?


Raquel Stecher said...

I love that picture of Myrna Loy as the blonde tramp! Gotta love Myrna.

Feta said...

Gods yes! Allure in spades.

La Fiancée disparue said...

Lovely photographs! ...and rare.


Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

Great collection. Myrna Loy never lost her allure as she aged.

The Siren said...

She was a goddess.

artistvermont said...

I have the DVD of Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House and it is right up there with my favorites. Sad that she never found a happy marriage and never had children. Her own comment about her personal life held bitterness in my opinion. She certainly was a marvelous actress.

ANGIE said...

Seeing her in whatever photos .. from exotic to wholesome ones... there's always one thing i can say... SHE GREATLY DEAL THE PHOTOS WELL. She never really appear ugly to me. She was always GORGEOUS IN EVERY ANGLE for me. :)