Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hollywood's Greatest Couple

William Powell and Myrna Loy

William Powell

Dubbed the "Greatest Hollywood Couple".

When you do 14 films together, it's kind of inevitable, don't you think?

A couple who had such dynamite chemistry and absolute wit that the public just kept wanting more.
Myrna Loy
Powell, with his charm, talent, easy-going-ness, and amazing ability to make anyone laugh complemented the beautiful, witty, and equally entertaining Loy better then anyone else could.

Their first film, Manhattan Melodrama, was the first to portray their amazing chemistry. It started a 13 year era of film making together. From The Great Ziegfeld to Love Crazy to their famed Thin Man series, these two never failed to entertain.

Trivia/Quotes:

They both put their prints on the Hollywood Walk of Fame together. But the unique thing they did (or you could just call it a joke..haha) was to show up wearing extremely over sized shoes! ----------------Click---->

Powell's nickname for Loy was "Minnie."

“I highly recommend worrying. It’s much more effective than dieting.” --William Powell

"Life, is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming."--Myrna Loy

Loy's profile was the most requested in the 1930's by women to their plastic surgeons. 

In 1938, Powell was diagnosed with cancer of the rectum. Rather than undergo a colostomy, he agreed to an experimental treatment where platinum needles containing radium pellets were inserted into Powell's body, where they remained for six months, by which time his cancer had gone into remission. It was many years before he publicly revealed he had had cancer. At the time of his illness and recovery, his agent explained his absence to the press first by saying he was recuperating from an eye injury, and later that he had undergone a routine abdominal operation.

 Myrna Loy Hobbies: Sculpturing and dancing.

 In 1937, Myrna had a narrow escape when her horse bolted during the filming of The Rains Came (1939) with Tyrone Power; she was nearly killed.

Myrna was a favorite of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Jimmy Stewart.

Outspoken against Adolf Hitler in the War, Myrna appeared on his blacklist.








These two are truly one of mine and Erika's favorites.





 We hope you will take the time to watch a few of their films! If you're interested film-classics.com is the place for you to go! They have almost all of the Thin Man series as well as many of the others!


1 comment:

  1. Just discovered your blog and love it! I'm a classic film blogger too and I'm so happy you posted about Myrna Loy and William Powell. I'm a huge Thin Man fan (and William Powell is easy on the eyes in my opinion). This is what screen chemistry should look like!

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