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Myrna Loy

being and becoming

by James Kotsilibas-Davis

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  • 40 Currently reading

Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Loy, Myrna, 1905-,
    • Actors -- United States -- Biography

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      Statementby James Kotsilibas-Davis and Myrna Loy.
      ContributionsLoy, Myrna, 1905-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN2287.L67 K68 1987
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 372 p., [76] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages372
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2408034M
      ISBN 100394555937
      LC Control Number87045237

      Myrna Loy emerges as a classy lady & actually becomes a real person in Emily Leider's quite good book. A comparison of where she came from to where she went makes for a very well done book. As a movie nut, it always bugs me when factual errors (which almost always could have been caught by a good proofreader/fact checker) appear/5(50). "Finally, a biography worthy of Myrna Loy--a smart, fascinating book about a smart, fascinating woman."--Eve Golden, author of Platinum Girl: The Life and Legends of Jean Harlow "This first biography of Myrna Loy is so conscientiously researched, so closely written in detail and intelligent style that there will be no need for a second.

      Myrna Loy: Being and Becoming, by James Kotsilibas-Davis and Myrna Loy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. photographs. pp. $ ``They had faces then,'' declared Norma Desmond, commenting on Author: Gene Langley.   Myrna Loy in "Library Book" for Suspense Radio, September 20th

      Illustrated. One of the most highly sought after of al later 20th century Hollywood books, the autobiography of Myrna Loy. Born in Montana in , Loy (her birth name was Myrna Adele Williams) studied dance as a teenager in Los Angeles and her first film appearance was (along with Joan Crawford) as a chorus girl in "Pretty Ladies" (). Get this from a library! Myrna Loy: the only good girl in Hollywood. [Emily Wortis 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 .


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Myrna Loy emerges as a classy lady & actually becomes a real person in Emily Leider's quite good book. A comparison of where she came from to where she went makes for a very well done book.

As a movie nut, it always bugs me Myrna Loy book factual errors (which almost always could have been caught by a good proofreader/fact checker) by: 1. Myrna Loy was beautiful, honest and down to earth.

She possessed a frank and no nonsense approach to life. I could not put the book talks about early Hollywood and the many great stars she worked with through out her life providing /5(23).

Myrna Loy was a progressive woman, but reading this book taught me she would not accept such a description.

She stood up for her beliefs and morals with conviction and bravery not for recognition or power but because it's the right thing to do/5. Myrna Loy is an interesting character in the world of Hollywood--an actress who didn't court scandal and that makes this movie biography very interesting.

Because there is a lack of scandal or lack of publicity of scandal, the book focuses on Loy's film career and heavily Myrna Loy book on Loy's autobiography, "Being and Becoming"/5.

The book is a truly fascinating read for anyone interested in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Myrna Loy was either close or acquainted with all the famous people you hear of - Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford, Carole Lombard, Jeanette MacDonald.

She even recounts some stories of Greta Garbo, whose dressing room was next to hers/5(6). Myrna Loy, American motion-picture actress who began her screen career playing treacherous femmes fatales and who attained stardom during the s in roles as glib, resourceful sophisticates. Dubbed the “Queen of Hollywood” during her heyday, Loy was often promoted by her studio as every man’s.

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Locally brewed beer, fine wine, local organic kombucha, high Omega-3 /5(32). Opening with Loy’s rough-and-tumble upbringing in Montana, the book takes us to Los Angeles in the s, 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.4/5(1).

The Myrna Loy filmography presents a chronology of the motion picture and television appearances of actress Myrna of Loy's films released prior to The Desert Song () were silent except where noted.

All of Loy's films were produced in the United States except for That Dangerous Age (), which was produced in Great Britain. Her television credits are. Myrna Loy, Actress: The Thin Man. Myrna Loy was born Myrna Adele Williams on August 2, in Helena, Montana, to Adelle Mae (Johnson) and David Franklin Williams.

Her paternal grandparents were Welsh, and her mother was of Scottish and Swedish descent. Myrna was raised in Helena and nearby Radersburg. Her father, a rancher, was the youngest person ever Born: Myrna Loy (August 2, – Decem ) was an American movie, television and stage actress.

She was known for her roles in The Thin Man, The Best Years of Our Lives, After the Thin Man, Libeled City, and in Manhattan Melodrama. Loy devoted herself to acting after a few minor roles in silent was originally typecast in exotic roles, often as a femme fatale or Born: Myrna Adele Williams, August 2.

Myrna Loy: being and becoming User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. For most of Loy's long Hollywood career she was known as "the perfect wife.'' On the basis of this memoir, it would seem that she was also pretty nearly "the perfect human being'' as well.

The Read full review5/5(2). Soon afterward, Loy's mother needed a hysterectomy and insisted Los Angeles was a safer place to have it done, so she, Loy, and Loy's brother David moved to Ocean Park.

After the November death of Loy's father from the flu pandemic, Loy's mother permanently relocated the family to California, where they settled in Culver City. When I heard a bio on Myrna Loy was being released, I was very excited. Myrna’s autobiography,Being and Becoming, is hands down the best autobio I have read of a classic and refreshingly un-fluffy, the book cemented me as a Myrna Loy fan for life.

Of course I'm a Myrna Loy fan, isn't everyone. But it wasn't until reading Loy's autobiography, Being and Becoming, written with James Kotsilibas-Davis, that I really fell in love with Myrna Loy.I don't know how much of the text of that book is Loy's own voice as opposed to her co-authors' interpretation of it, but whatever the case may be, Being and Becoming, for.

Myrna Loy was really much more, much deeper than Nora Charles and this book tells you why. I'm beyond grateful she portrayed Nora Charles as delightfully as she did, but I'm more grateful to read about and learn from her life off screen.

Not a perfect wife, but quite a life. If you're a fan of Myrna Loy and her films, this is a must read.”. There are some real gems here, with late s images of Loy’s family from the Montana Historical Society, child photos, lobby cards, and press photographs spanning Myrna Loy’s entire career.

"Finally, a biography worthy of Myrna Loy―a smart, fascinating book about a smart, fascinating woman."―Eve Golden, author of Platinum Girl: The Life and Legends of Jean Harlow “This first biography of Myrna Loy is so conscientiously researched, so closely written in detail and intelligent style that there will be no need for a second/5().

Myrna Loy's career spanned the late silient films, through the beginning of talkies, then technicolor, and didn't end till the early 's. Anyone with an interest in American cinema will probably enjoy this book/5(21).

Opening with Loy’s rough-and-tumble upbringing in Montana, the book takes us to Los Angeles in the s, 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/5(6).Myrna Loy is an actress whose career began in in silent films and continues with appearances in films, television, and on stage.

In between she has had a long, not always artistically rewarding, career in Hollywood.