Myrna Loy - The Only Good Girl in Hollywood
As you can see from the header image, Myrna is no stranger to this blog. So many wonderful films, so many great performances. This is why I'm thrilled to announce here that Myrna Loy The Only Good Girl in Hollywood by Emily Leider (author of Becoming Mae West and Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino) will be published in October 2011 from the University of California Press. I'm very much looking forward to reading this new biography.
Amazon link to pre-order the book is here.
Myrna Loy The Only Good Girl in Hollywood Emil y W. Leider 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, wife to dapper detective William Powell in The Thin Man, offers an unprecedented picture of her life and a movie career that spanned six decades. Opening with Loy’s rough-and-tumble upbringing in Montana, the book takes us to Los Angeles in the 1920s, where Loy’s striking looks caught the eye of Valentino, through the silent and early sound era to her films of the thirties, when Loy became a top box office draw, and to her robust post–World War II career.
Biographer, poet, and memoirist Emily W. Leider is the author of Dark Lover: The Life and Death of Rudolph Valentino, among other books. 384 pp. 49 b/w images (W) $34.95 cloth (£24.95) 978-0-520-25320-9