Myrna Loy

Myrna Loy

Being and Becoming

Book - 1987
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Publisher: New York : Knopf, c1987
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780394555935
0394555937
Branch Call Number: BIO Loy
Characteristics: x, 372 p., [76] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Loy, Myrna 1905-1993

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jessica_ebacher
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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