Oral history interview with Myrna Loy, 1959

 

Name
Loy, Myrna, 1905-1993 (Interviewee)
Franklin, Joan (Interviewer)
Franklin, Robert (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Myrna Loy, 1959
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Myrna Loy, 1959
Abstract
Career in silent films, "Don Juan," 1926; transition to sound, "Desert Song," 1929; typecast as Oriental villainess, late 1920s and early 1930s; "The Thin Man," 1934: effect on career; suspension from Metro-Goldwyn, Mayer, effect of publicity; Red Cross World War II; "Best Years of Our Lives," 1946; UNESCO, 1945-59; political climate of Hollywood 1940s and 1950s and its effects; impressions of John Barrymore, Frank Capra, W.S. Van Dyke, Louis B. Mayer, others. Audio is comprised of narrator's excerpts from the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company's radio program series "Memoirs of the Movies"
Collection Name
Popular arts project
Subjects
Actresses; Motion picture acting; Motion pictures--Production and direction; Silent films; Communism and motion pictures; United States Foreign relations 1945-1989; Loy, Myrna, 1905-1993; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Unesco; American Red Cross
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Origin Information
1959
Date
1959
Note (Biographical)
Actress
Note
Interviewed by Joan and Robert Franklin
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13004204
Also In
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-chsx-sr58
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.