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Why did Myrna Loy not have the career that Hepburn, Crawford, Davis, or Stanwyck had?

Myrna Loy was a contemporary of these legendary actresses and she had as much talent, but she never seemed to stand on her own as an icon outside of her pairing with William Powell. Which is especially weird since she was voted the Queen of Hollywood when Gable got his title of King. Why is she not as remembered today?

by Anonymousreply 10May 4, 2022 2:52 AM

Myrna's yellowface orgasm was one of my favorite precode scenes

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by Anonymousreply 1May 4, 2022 1:09 AM

She was a twin edge Gillette.

by Anonymousreply 2May 4, 2022 1:16 AM

Maybe she wouldn't blow the producer.

by Anonymousreply 3May 4, 2022 1:18 AM

R3 She wanted to blow Tyrone Power according to her autobiography. Can't blame her.

by Anonymousreply 4May 4, 2022 1:21 AM

We had a DLer on another thread whose parents knew Loy and said she loved the ladies.

by Anonymousreply 5May 4, 2022 1:23 AM

Myrna was a big name in films. She even got top billing in The Best Years of Our Lives, even though she had basically a supporting role. She's very good in her Thin Man films, but I think she is often overrated . For example, in The Great Ziegfeld, she is playing Ziegfeld's second wife Billie Burke, who was well known as a fluttery, ebullient actress. Loy plays her like every other role she ever had.

by Anonymousreply 6May 4, 2022 1:48 AM

R6 I agree that she was miscast in The Great Ziegfeld. Blonde didn't suit her but she didn't bring anything different to the role of playing Billie Burke. Billie Burke herself said she wished that Miriam Hopkins could have portrayed her.

by Anonymousreply 7May 4, 2022 1:49 AM

Because she was kind of like Rosalind Russell, but less funny.

A "sophisticate" who could do a few kinds of roles really well.

by Anonymousreply 8May 4, 2022 2:02 AM

Check this out - it does a good review about Myrna

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by Anonymousreply 9May 4, 2022 2:32 AM

Because she was a brazen hussy who walked around nude in High School!

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by Anonymousreply 10May 4, 2022 2:52 AM
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