Saturday, August 02, 2014

Bob's August Birthday Ladies, No. 1 Myrna Loy

Cuddling up on a cold winter's night quite often has its consequences.  My brother and I are consequences of this particular activity, August being my birth month and September my brother's.
This time-honored tradition was around well before our time.  For example, eight of Bob's ladies were born in August.  Thought a month long salute would be appropriate. 

Myrna Loy was born on August 2nd in Radersburg, Montana.  Lot of cold nights in Montana.  She and Bob made two movies together, When Ladies Meet (1933) and Petticoat Fever (1936).  (They were both in Night Flight (1933), but not together!)  They were a great couple on screen and close friends off screen ... until politics got in the way in the late 1940s.  (Is there really anything good about politics?!)  I need to watch Petticoat again to find out just what Bob and the Eskimo girl are up to in the still below. 

                                     Petticoat Fever (1936)

                                   Loy portrait made in 1935. 

                                     Broadway Bill (1934)

Broadway Bill was released as Strictly Confidential in England.  I don't see Myrna and Warner Baxter as a couple, just no way.  Would like to see the movie some day, just a great supporting cast.  Check out the movie on IMDB, in particular the list of uncredited performers.  I mean, Bess Flowers AND Ward Bond ... too much!

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