Today is the birthday of one of Hollywood’s finest of ladies – Myrna Loy. Myrna started off her acting career in silent films playing “exotic” roles – typically femme fatales of oriental descent.
Isn’t this pearl tassel back necklace fabulous?
Her big break came in 1934 when she was cast as the female lead in The Thin Man. She played Nora Charles , the resourceful and dutiful wife opposite William Powell. The chemistry in the their onscreen marriage, combined with Myrna’s good looks, earned Myrna the knickname “the perfect wife.” Men must Marry Myrna Loy clubs formed all over the country after the film’s release. The studio released six Thin Man movies in all from 1934 – 1947.
Myrna often worked with successful 1920s and 30s costume designer Dolly Tree. Tree was the queen of glamorous detail – as featured in the elegant evening wear worn in The Thin Man series. Including one of my favorites :
I think this coat is TDF!
Myrna Loy was able to successfully change her image from one extreme to another – something that is almost impossible to do in Hollywood. She is still remembered today as one stylish lady and a true class act. Mark you calendar for September 30th when Turner Classic Movies airs Best Years of Our Lives (1946) starring Myrna Loy and Frederic March. Shown at 1:30 am (or for those of you who aren’t night owls – set your DVR!)
Have a glamorous day