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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Myrna Loy
RLIN number: NXCP89-A26
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Popular Arts Project, Part II
Description: 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.
Extent: Transcript: 57 leaves, Tape: 1 reel
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1959 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Loy, Myrna, 1905-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1905
Speaker occupation: Actress
Age at speaking: 54
Document date: 1959
Interviewer: Franklin, Joan; Franklin, Robert
People discussed: Loy, Myrna, 1905-1993; Myrna Loy
Organizations discussed: American Red Cross, Washington, DC; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Culver City, CA; United Nations. Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Actresses; American Red Cross, Washington, DC; Communism and motion pictures; Loy, Myrna, 1905-1993; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Culver City, CA; Motion picture acting; Motion picture producers and directors; Myrna Loy; North America; Oral history; Silent films; United Nations. Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization; United States; United States--Foreign relations--1945-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020772-16213