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Archive for January, 2012

Well folks, I’ve decided that I’m going to do a series on William Powell and Myrna Loy.  I started with their film The Thin Man, and altogether the two made thirteen or fourteen pictures together–depending on whether or not you count Loy’s cameo at the end of Powell’s film The Senator Was Indiscreet–so it makes sense to go ahead and discuss all of their pictures while I’m at it.  (Also, I enjoy watching them together, and this is my blog, so this is what I’m going to do.) (more…)

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I don’t remember exactly how old I was the first time I saw it–around thirteen or fourteen.  I don’t remember the time of day, though I vaguely recollect that it was dark outside so it must have been either very early or very late.  I do remember where I was and what I was doing: I was sitting in the big plushy armchair in the den at home, and I was channel-surfing.  As is the case with so many discoveries, I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, and that was when I first saw it.  I don’t remember the first scene I saw, but I do remember being intrigued and then enthralled.  I had stumbled upon the 1934 film The Thin Man, starring William Powell and Myrna Loy, and my life was changed forever.

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