Myrna Loy: Her Name Gives Me Joy

If you a fan of the Thin Man movies, meet Myrna Loy.

The Blog of Funny Names

Thank you pulp fiction writer, Paul Cain, for suggesting it and Warner Brothers Studios for changing it.

Her father, traveling from the east coast by train back to Montana in early 1905, stopped at a small station named Myrna. He liked the name so well . . . he named her Myrna Adele Williams, born outside of Helena, Montana, on August 2, 1905.

Her father died in 1918 from the Spanish Influenza, so her mother moved the family to California.

Her career started with her dancing in a chorus line at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater.

Myrna broke barriers. She was one of a handful of actors who transitioned from silent films to talkies. She had roles in Don Juan, 1926, which had the first synchronized sound, and in the first talkie—The Jazz Singer, 1927.

In the 30′s to attract patrons, movie theaters would give out dish ware…

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Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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