Monday, December 20, 2010

Myrna Loy: "Queen of the Movies"

Myrna Loy: "Queen of the Movies"

Born on Aug 2, 1905, Radersburg, Montana
Born as Myrna Adele Williams

Her first film was a small part in the film What Price Beauty? (1925)

Myrna starred in the hugely successful "Thin Man" films with her all time best leading male husband William Powell. In 1936, she was named Queen of the Movies and Clark Gable the king in a nationwide poll of movie goers. She made her Broadway debut in the 1973 revival of "The Women". Myrna received an Academy Award in 1991 for her career achievement.

~ Myrna Loy appeared in 129 motion pictures, amazing!~

Myrna Loy Quotes:

"Life, is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming." &
"What is your all time favorite Myrna Loy film and why???"

A very interesting story and link on the history of the original and now the newly reconstructed statue of Myrna Loy in front of the Venice High School, CA. Myrna originally posed for the statue that is no longer standing at the age of 16 in 1921. What a beautifully done statue of this lovely lady!

Check out the interesting story in-depth here:

"Not-to-Miss" Myrna Loy Film Classics:

  • "What Price Beauty?" (1925) co-starring Natacha Rambova
  • "Don Jaun" (1926) starring Mary Astor, John Barrymore, Warner Oland & John Roche
  • "A Sailor's Sweethear" (1927) co-starring Louise Fazenda and Clyde Cook
  • "State Street Sadie" (1928) co-starring Conrad Nagel
  • "Noah's Ark" (1928) starring Dolores Costello and George O'Brien
  • "The Desert Song" (1929) starring John Boles 
  • "The Black Watch" (1929) co-starring Victor McLaglen
  • "The Great Divide" (1929) co-starring Ian Keith
  • "A Connecticut Yankee" (1931) starring Will Rogers
  • "Skyline" (1931) co-starring Maureen O'Sullivan
  • "Emma" (1932) starring Marie Dressler
  • "Thirteen Women" (1932) co-starring Irene Dunne
  • "The Mask of Fu Manchu" (1932) co-starring Boris Karloff
  • "When Ladies Meet" (1933) co-starring Robert Montgomery and Ann Harding
  • "Penthouse" (1933) co-starring Warner Baxter
  • "The Prizefighter and the Lady" co-starring Max Baer
  • "Manhattan Melodrama" (1933) co-starring Clark Gable & William Powell
  • "The Thin Man" (1933) co-starring William Powell
  • "Evelyn Prentice" (1934) co-starring William Powell
  • "Broadway Bill" (1934) co-starring Warner Baxter
  • "Wings In The Dark" (1935) co-starring Cary Grant
  • "Wife vs. Secretary" (1936) co-starring Jean Harlow & Clark Gable
  • "Petticoat Fever" (1936) co-starring Robert Montgomery
  • "The Great Ziegfeld" co-starring William Powell & Louise Rainer
  • "To Mary - with Love" (1936) co-starring Warner Baxter
  • "Libeled Lady" (1936) co-starring William Powell, Spencer Tracy & Jean Harlow
  • "After The Thin Man" (1936) co-starring William Powell
  • "Parnell" (1937) co-starring Clark Gable
  • "Double Wedding" (1937) co-starring William Powell
  • "Test Pilot" (1938) co-starring Clark Gable & Specner Tracy
  • "Man-Proof" (1938) co-starring Rosalind Russell & Franchot Tone
  • "Too Hot To Handle" (1938) co-starring Clark Gable
  • "The Rains Came" (1939) co-starring Tyrone Power & George Brent
  • "Another Thin Man" (1939) co-starring William Powell
  • "I Love You Again" (1940) co-starring William Powell
  • "Third Finger, Left Hand" (1940) co-starring Melvyn Douglas
  • "Love Crazy" (1941) co-starring William Powell
  • "Shadow of the Thin Man" (1941) co-starring William Powell
  • "The Thin Man Goes Home" (1945) co-starring William Powell
  • "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946) co-starring Fredric March, Dana Andrews, & Teresa Wright
  • "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer" (1947) co-starring Cary Grant & Shirley Temple
  • "Song of the Thin Man" (1947) co-starring William Powell
  • "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" (1948) co-starring Cary Grant & Melvyn Douglas
  • "Cheaper By The Dozen" (1950) co-starring Clifton Webb
  • "Belles on Their Toes" (1952) co-starring Jeanne Crain
  • "Lonelyhearts" (1958) co-starring Montgomery Clift
  • "Midnight Lace" (1960) co-starring Doris Day

Alan Marshall, Louis B. Mayer, Myrna Loy, John Stahl & Clark Gable on the set of Parnell 

Myrna Loy & Gloria Swanson

Myrna Loy & John Stahl on the set of Parnell

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