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by Myrna Loy,James Kotsilibas-Davis
Kotsilibas-Davis (The Barrymores, et. and others contribute here to the story of a remarkable woman, but it's told mainly in her own words. Of pioneer ancestry, all-American Myrna Williams was born in 1905 on a Montana farm
Kotsilibas-Davis (The Barrymores, et. Of pioneer ancestry, all-American Myrna Williams was born in 1905 on a Montana farm. As a young dancer, she was cast in "native" vamp roles in films and named Loy to suit the image. It was in the Thin Man series of the 1930s that the actress's quicksilver wit made her the ideal Nora to the late William Powell's Nick Charles
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Myrna Loy is a woman ahead of her time. She discusses candidly and with amazing detail her life inside and outside the studio. From her early desire to dance, through her struggle to get "through the gates" of the MGM lot, her almost slave-like work at MGM, her transformation into the "perfect wife", and her endless humanitarian work (most notably for UNESCO), Myrna Loy's life was more complex and substantial than that of "just a Hollywood starlet.
Myrna Loy was beautiful, honest and down to earth. She possessed a frank and no nonsense approach to life. I could not put the book down. Possibly because each one was made in pieces simultaneously with 2 others perhaps,and I don't have the impression she viewed many of the final products. All very understandable,for someone whose entire life was busy.
For most of Loy's long Hollywood career she was known as "the perfect wife. On the basis of this memoir, it would seem that she was also pretty nearly "the perfect human being'' as well.
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Although James Kotsilibas-Davis provides the guidance of the narrative
Although James Kotsilibas-Davis provides the guidance of the narrative. it is Myrna Loy's voice throughout that made this seem as if I was sitting down with her and having a fascinating conversation (in addition to being able to look through her scrapbooks). Those unfamiliar with Myrna Loy will likely recognize her from many "exotic" roles in the 1930's and as the delectable Nora Charles opposite William Powell in THE THIN MAN movie One of the best autobiographies I've read in some time.
Myrna Loy (born Myrna Adele Williams; August 2, 1905 – December 14, 1993) was an American film, television and stage actress. Trained as a dancer, Loy devoted herself fully to an acting career following a few minor roles in silent films. She was originally typecast in exotic roles, often as a vamp or a woman of Asian descent, but her career prospects improved greatly following her portrayal of Nora Charles in The Thin Man (1934).
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James Kotsilibas-Davis, Myrna Loy (1987). 50. I admire some of the people on the screen today, but most of them look like everybody else. In our day we had individuality. Pictures were more sophisticated. All this nudity is too excessive and it is getting very boring.