Thursday, November 15, 2012

Myrna Loy - Fatal Gazes Masked in a Plate of Gold

As the sadistic and sensual dragon lady daughter of Dr. Fu Manchu in The Mask of Fu Manchu, she played her last exotic temptress with a flourish, reprising the broad, scenery-chewing acting style she’d honed during her years in silent pictures. The director, Charles Brabin, was a veteran of silent films who had directed the celebrated vamp Theda Bara in her last two movies and become her husband. He knew a thing or two about sinuous, dark-haired screen vixens equipped with fatal gazes.

-From Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl in Hollywood, Emily Leider

I have seen a vision, the prophecy is about to be fulfilled. Genghis Khan, masked in his plate of gold, bearing the scimitar that none but he could ever wield comes back to us. I've seen a vision of countless hordes swarming to recapture the world. I've seen them victorious. I've heard the shouts of the dead and the dying drowned by the victorious cries of our people. Genghis Khan comes back! Genghis Khan leads the East against the world!

-Fah Lo See (Myrna Loy) in The Mask of Fu Manchu 

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