Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dancing Lady


"[Joan Crawford] was learning all the new dances, Black Bottom, Charleston, and urging me to go down to the Ambassador and do them with her. Being such a snob about dance, of course, I wouldn’t have any part of it. But that’s what made her a star, later on, in Our Dancing Daughters...Joan and I became friends and stayed friends, which is the most that came out of my first MGM experience." - Myrna Loy

7 comments:

  1. From memory:
    (Joan to Myrna, not long before she died when they were discussing some freckle removing cream)
    "Of course, you know what works just as well? Horse piss!"

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  2. I like the early pics of each of them.

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  3. joan clearly wins "the highest collar award" in these two shots.

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  4. Yet again, Todd, you pull off a master stroke of sheer brilliance. Great series of posts!

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  5. I recently saw A Connecticut Yankee with Will Rogers and Loy shows up as an amazing looking Morgan le Fay. Then, just the other day in the fab Stamboul Quest. The Rains Came is by far one of my favorite 10 films of all time. Loy was an incredible looking woman on film, with a confidence that set her apart.

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  6. Had Loy taken up Joan's offer to go to the Cocoanut Grove, she might have become friends with another eventual Hollywood legend a few years ahead of schedule. A teenage Carole Lombard, then a Fox starlet, was also a regular at the dance contests at the Ambassador in the mid-1920s. Myrna and Carole became good friends in the 1930s; it helped that Loy regularly worked with both of Lombard's husbands, William Powell and Clark Gable.

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