Sunday, June 12, 2011


There's been some fevered talk of late that a remake of The Thin Man is on the horizon.  Apparently Johnny Depp thinks he can improve upon William Powell's portrayal of Nick Charles...and rumors are flying that Rachel Weisz may be cast as Nora Charles - replacing the irreplaceable Myrna Loy. I never see remakes. I've yet to hear of any that have improved upon the originals...and the fact that my favorite film is going to get the re-issue/re-package treatment makes me see red! In response, I just need to post some gorgeous photos of Myrna - and suggest everyone go to their favorite used book store (and if those LOCAL resources are exhausted try online) to get her out-of-print autobiography, Being and Becoming, to learn more about this fascinating, intelligent, and beautiful woman. I'm also excited Emily Leider's upcoming biography of Loy, Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl in Hollywood due out this Autumn.

oh...and if anyone can make me the above dress from The Thin Man, I shall forever be in your debt!

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