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Film #634: My Man Godfrey (1936)

I find it interesting reading up on some of the directors on this list especially as their backgrounds explain some of the decisions they make in their Oscar-nominated pictures. 1,019 more words

Best Director

Actors of Forbidden Hollywood

Forbidden Hollywood is one of those Risqué topics only whispered about after everyone else has gone home. Why? Well before the “Hays Code” set up the rules, films were on the verge of going to the dark side. 785 more words


Past Imperfect - #534

Myrna, left: “I haven’t the faintest idea what she’s talking about.”

William, not so much left: “Nor do I. Perhaps she’s discussing stock options, with that bit about alternative arrangements.” 654 more words


Series | The Thin Man

Since its first installment in 1934 and in the eighty years since, The Thin Man series has stood apart from other film series and franchises. Its six films always delivered a “twist” mystery and the wonderful chemistry between stars William Powell and Myrna Loy. 2,761 more words

Myrna Loy

Past Imperfect - #529

Myrna: “Although part of me, especially my hand, is desperately yearning for what you have to offer, another part of me is convinced that I should alert the proper authorities.” 343 more words


The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

This lively biopic depicts the rise of Florenz Ziegfeld (William Powell), a theater producer who became renowned during the 1920s for his lavish stage productions. 109 more words