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Myrna Loy : the only good girl in Hollywood

Author: Emily Wortis Leider
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the beginning, Myrna Loy's screen image conjured mystery, a sense of something withheld. This first ever biography of the wry and sophisticated actress, best known for her role as Nora Charles in The Thin Man, offers an unprecedented picture of her life and a career that spanned six decades. Opening with Loy's rough-and-tumble upbringing in Montana, the book takes us to Los Angeles from the 1920s, through the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Myrna Loy; Myrna Loy
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Wortis Leider
ISBN: 9780520253209 0520253205
OCLC Number: 708243812
Description: xi, 411 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The climb --
Not your typical Helena girl --
Life without father --
Enter Myrna Loy --
Warner Bros.' exotic vixen --
Breakthrough --
Cutting the veil --
Mr. and Mrs. Thin Man --
Myrna Loy vs. MGM --
Mrs. Arthur Hornblow Jr. --
Wife vs. mistress --
Trouble --
Things fall apart --
Rebound --
Postwar --
Breaking away --
Mrs. Howland Sargeant --
New York ending.
Responsibility: Emily W. Leider.

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From the beginning, Myrna Loy's screen image conjured mystery, a sense of something withheld. 'Who is she?' was a question posed in the first fan magazine article published about her in 1925. This  Read more...

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"A top-notch biography of a great performer... Highly recommended."--Choice "A crisp, smart biography."--Washington Post "Loy's gifts are easy to enjoy, hard to describe. She's been lucky in Read more...

 
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