Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Myrna Loy

I guess she will never top Nora Charles in THE THIN MAN for me, but Myrna Loy made so many great pictures. (Does anyone call them pictures now?) What are some other favorites?

13 comments:

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

I adore la Loy - who could forget her amazing work on THE RAINS CAME, THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES or her exotic temptress in MASK OF FU MANCHU

Ed Gorman said...

I know this is considered a minor movie but I think both Loy and Melvyn Douglas steal "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" from Cary Grant. As a somewhat imperious but ditzy upper class housewife she's fantastic. Her scene when she's telling the builder what kind of paints she wants for each room is a small masterpiece. Great photo of you and you husband btw.

Richard said...

I agree with Ed on "Blandings Builds…" and I love her in just about everything I've seen her in. Not only beautiful, but a fine actress.

Dan_Luft said...

Most thing she made with Powell are great including Love Crazy and Libelled Lady

Deb said...

I really like her in "Libelled Lady," which also starred William Powell (her Thin Man co-star) along with Spencer Tracy and Jean Harlow. Sort of a more subdued madcap comedy with breach-of-promise and bigamy played for laughs. Loy is wonderful in the scenes where she gradually moves from toying with Powell to falling for him.

pattinase (abbott) said...

A few years ago,Ed!

Cap'n Bob said...

I also admire her off-screen work. She was very supportive of WII veterans.

Anonymous said...

The Best Years of Our Lives


Jeff M.

Richard S. Wheeler said...

Myrna Loy is loved and honored here in Montana. She grew up outside of Helena (where Gary Cooper grew up) and the Myrna Loy Theater in Helena is named for her. A poster on my wall advertises The Best Years of Our Lives-- and she enjoys top billing.

And yes, as Ed Gorman noted, that is a lovely photo.

Naomi Johnson said...

STAMBOUL QUEST is one I have a sneaking fondness for. Maybe because her character is so unlike her later, more famous roles.

John said...

THIRTEEN WOMEN is kind of an odd one -- back when she was being typecast as "exotics".

TracyK said...

My favorite will always be The Thin Man (and most of the other movies in that series). I should watch Libelled Lady again though.

Kelly Robinson said...

The Thin Man is my favorite Christmas movie, so I can't think of anything to top it. Some of her early films are lost, and it would be great if they were to be found again.