A Life of Barbara Stanwyck Steel-True 1907-1940

There is nothing more shocking pre-code, than an early Barbara Stanwyck movie. Some of her most infamous, really stretched any semblance of a code before Breen took over as the strict enforcer of the code. Ladies of Leisure (1930), Illicit (1931), The Miracle Woman (1931), Ten Cents a Dance (1931), Night Nurse (1931), The Purchase…

Three Wise Girls

Three Wise Girls 1932 (Columbia Pictures) “Oh, go away, I hate blondes.” “Well I hate drunks, so that makes us even.” Frustrated that she can’t get anywhere in her own little town, Cassie( Jean Harlow) goes to New York to make her own way as a model. While staying with her friend Dot, she learns…

Leading Ladies: Myrna Loy

August 2, 1905 ~ December 14, 1993 Choosing three favorite movies from Myrna Loy’s extensive filmography (123 films) list is as near to impossible as picking out three from William Powell’s (97 films). I repeat we love all of their movies. And like Williams Birthday Post I’ll list three favorites of Myrna’s that are also…