Monday, December 14, 2009

Monster PSA: Myrna Loy

This week's "Monster PSA" poster is one of my personal favorites, because it combines of my favorite actors, Myrna Loy, and one of my favorite horror movies, the completely insane (read: awesome) 1932 movie The Mask of Fu Manchu.

Loy (
who I fell in love with via her many pictures with William Powell) plays the evil and horny Fah Lo See, daughter of Boris Karloff's Fu Manchu. This was just before Loy exploded into fame as Nora Charles in The Thin Man movies, so this was the last of this type of movie she would appear in (unless you count the 1979 TV movie, Ants--the less said about that the better).

Loy had such an angelic face, but takes to the role of Fah with relish, ogling one of her father's foes with barely concealed lust. She's a classic movie Bad Girl, and so in this poster she cops to having a lot of fun with it.

Myrna Loy T-Shirt
Myrna Loy Mug


Richard Harland Smith said...


MeMakeMonster said...

Hey - finally one of these old time actors who I've seen recently (thanks to you). Very hot. Myrna powers: activate.