Myrna Loy

Myrna Loy

Being and Becoming

Book - 1987 | First edition
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Baker & Taylor
The actress recalls her long, rich, and varied career in Hollywood, on the stage, and as a political activist

Publisher: New York : Knopf, [1987]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1987
ISBN: 9780394555935
Branch Call Number: 791.4302 LOY KOTSILIBAS-DAVIS
Characteristics: x, 372 pages, 76 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Loy, Myrna 1905-1993


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Jan 03, 2016

Myrna Loy is one of my favorite old Hollywood actresses - the Thin Man movies are beyond amazing - and I was hoping that this book would give me some insight into a fabulous woman's fabulous life. While there's plenty of detail, it's too much of a hagiography for my taste. "Oh, there was this person, and I liked him and he liked me," "I was great friends with this important person, and they sent me a note telling me how much they admired me," "entire communist countries worshipped at my feet," etc. She's very classy and intelligent, but I would have loved a bit more grit and scandal. You know she must have had something.


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