By Emily W. Leider
From the start, Myrna Loy’s display snapshot conjured secret, a feeling of anything withheld. “Who is she?” was once a query posed within the first fan journal article released approximately her in 1925. this primary ever biography of the wry and complicated actress top recognized for her function as Nora Charles, spouse to dapper detective William Powell in The skinny Man, deals an unparalleled photograph of her lifestyles and a rare motion picture profession that spanned six many years. commencing with Loy’s rough-and-tumble upbringing in Montana, the e-book takes us to l. a. within the Twenties, the place Loy’s awesome appears to be like stuck the attention of Valentino, in the course of the silent and early sound period to her movies of the thirties, whilst Loy turned a most sensible field workplace draw, and to her powerful post–World battle II occupation. all through, Emily W. Leider illuminates the actress’s friendships with luminaries equivalent to Cary supply, Clark Gable, and Joan Crawford and her collaborations with the likes of John Barrymore, David O. Selznick, Sam Goldwyn, and William Wyler, between many others. This hugely attractive biography bargains a desirable slice of studio period heritage and provides us the 1st complete photograph of a really inner most girl who has usually been ignored regardless of her great celebrity energy.
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Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl in Hollywood by Emily W. Leider