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Myrna Loy

A Myrna Loy Story

Below is an email I received a few days ago. Brian was kind enough to allow me to share it with the Myrna Loy loving public! Isn’t it a great story? Dear Kartina, I was surfing around the channels today and came upon “At The Movies” just in time to see your piece on “The Thin Man Series”. Your passion for the old movies really shows, you did a great job. I wanted to tell you about┬ámy dad and Myrna Loy…

The Thin Man Series

*This post originally appeared on Roger Ebert’s Far Flung Correspondents* I will do most anything to avoid thinking. At the hint of strenuous thought I flee. I run like the dickens. I do not want my world to be disrupted. Seventy five percent of my energy is spent repairing a glorious cocoon of comfort. Inside this shelter there is no overhead lighting, only lamps. There are no cold mornings or metaphysical crises. Everything is as it should be. Every question is easily answered. There you will find me licking my wounds, secretly enjoying the tang of blood and pus. Thankfully, for the health of body and soul, this cocoon is under constant siege. The valiant twenty five percent of life […]

The Bachelor & the Bobby Soxer

Apologies: 1. I apologize for the interlaced video. 2. I apologize for the lapse in posting. I was lazing about at the beach Dear readers, Your day is about to be made. I have a glorious treat for you. It is something many writers and directors strive for, but few ever attain. It is the perfect comedic scene, and it is in The Bachelor & the Bobby Soxer from 1947 starring Cary Grant, Shirley Temple, and Myrna Loy. Of note: Grant also exercised his dramatic muscles as an angel in The Bishop’s Wife the same year. In 1948 he was back to being his funny flustered self in Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, also with Myrna Loy. Coincidentally all […]