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Woman-Centric Classic Movie Review: “The Thin Man”

Happy weekend, Persephoneers! I don’t know about you, but this has been a long week for me, and while I’ve been craving a mystery movie, I want some comedy, too. The solution? “The Thin Man,” made in 1934, starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as socialite sleuths Nick and Nora Charles. It’s based on the […]


Coming to Terms with an Imperfect Idol

I love Myrna Loy. It started with the Thin Man films, a series of murder mysteries starring William Powell as a private detective named Nick Charles and Loy as his wife, Nora. Nick was very much the typical 1930s film male: dapper, quick-witted, drunk, and sexist. Rather than accept her husband’s conduct, Nora cut through […]