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Yowl and Howl With William Powell, Jump for Joy With Myrna Loy

by Owen Sound
Yowl and Howl With William Powell, Jump for Joy With Myrna Loy by Owen Sound
“Even my best friends tell me that the smartest thing I ever did was marry Myrna Loy onscreen. And it was the pleasantest, I might add.. When we did a scene together, we forgot about technique, camera angels, and microphones. We weren’t acting. We were just two people in perfect harmony.” - WILLIAM POWELL “It was always a joy to work with Bill Powell. He was and is a dear friend and, in the early Thin Man films with [director W.S. Van Dyke], we managed to achieve what for those days was an almost pioneering sense of spontaneity.” – MYRNA LOY Films Manhattan Melodrama (1934, W.S. Van Dyke) The Thin Man (1934, W.S. Van Dyke) Evelyn Prentice… Read more

“Even my best friends tell me that the smartest thing I ever did was marry Myrna Loy onscreen. And it was the pleasantest, I might add.. When we did a scene together, we forgot about technique, camera angels, and microphones. We weren’t acting. We were just two people in perfect harmony.”
- WILLIAM POWELL

“It was always a joy to work with Bill Powell. He was and is a dear friend and, in the early Thin Man films with [director W.S. Van Dyke], we managed to achieve what for those days was an almost pioneering sense of spontaneity.”MYRNA LOY

Films

Manhattan Melodrama (1934, W.S. Van Dyke)
The Thin Man (1934, W.S. Van Dyke)
Evelyn Prentice (1934, William K. Howard)
The Great Ziegfeld (1936, Robert Z. Leonard)
Libeled Lady (1936, Jack Conway)
After the Thin Man (1936, W.S. Van Dyke)
Double Wedding (1937, Richard Thorpe)
Another Thin Man (1939, W.S. Van Dyke)
I Love You Again (1940, W.S. Van Dyke)
Love Crazy (1941, Jack Conway)
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941, W.S. Van Dyke)
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945, Richard Thorpe)
Song of the Thin Man (1947, Edward Buzzell)
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947, George S. Kaufman)

“It wasn’t a concious thing. If you heard us talking in a room, you’d hear the same thing. He’d tease me a little and there was a sort of blending which seemed to please people. Bill is naturally a witty man. He doesn’t have to have lines.”LOY

“They played [Nick and Nora] beautifully, because Powell was just Powell and Loy was just Loy, both of them wisecracking all the time and clowning right through the picture”W.S. VAN DYKE

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