Nia. Journalism major. Poli Sci minor. Aspiring vibraphonist. Jasmine tea enthusiast.

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dianapowell:

Happy Birthday William Horatio Powell | July 29th, 1892 March 5th, 1984

Powell’s intelligence and authenticity always shone through. His films merit a new look from new generations because, contrary to what one can expect from his “suave” and “sophisticated” image, he brought a dose of reality and humanity to every movie. No matter how outlandish or posh or melodramatic the setting, Powell found the human touch. Sometimes it was through a witty remark, other times through an emotion passing across his face. Often it was through his large, expressive eyes or his wonderful, well-modulated voice.



Bill Powell is the only intellegent actor I’ve ever met. | Carole Lombard

I never enjoyed my work more than when I worked with William Powell. He was a brilliant actor, a delightful companion, a great friend and above all, a true gentleman. | Myrna Loy

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012

uppishwhore:

Happy Birthday William Horatio Powell | July 29th, 1892  March 5th, 1984

Bill had a marvelous sense of humour. He often made jokes at his own expense.  He pointed out, for instance, that he could never have become a for-real sleuth because, “I have never been able to solve anything in my life, not even high school algebra. I have to call in the entire household to help me find a collar button. I am absolutely not good as a detective without a Thin Man script.”       

Bill loved practical jokes.  When Loy turned thirty-five, he sent her a funeral wreath for her birthday, adorned with a ribbon that read, “Be brave, dear.” When fans elected her Queen of Hollywood, consort to Clark Gable’s King, Powell sent what looked like a florist’s box of long stemmed roses; it turned out to contain bunches of sour grapes and dry leaves, accompanied by a note that offered “With love, William the Fourth,” because Powell had come in fourth in the popularity poll conducted by Ed Sullivan that Gable won. On the day they were scheduled to plant their footprints in cement in the forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Loy and Powell alarmed Sid Grauman by showing up on Hollywood Boulevard laughing, each sporting a pair of floppy swim flippers large enough for Bigfoot. Powell said they wanted to make a big impression.

inessentialhouses:

Happy 120th Birthday, William Powell (July 29, 1892 - March 5, 1984)

“I never enjoyed my work more than when I worked with William Powell. He was a brilliant actor, a delightful companion, a great friend and above all, a true gentleman.”

-Myrna Loy

Friday, July 6, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
signorelli-girl:

Myrna Loy and William Powell photographed by Clarence Sinclair Bull  

signorelli-girl:

Myrna Loy and William Powell photographed by Clarence Sinclair Bull  

Monday, March 12, 2012
mothgirlwings:

William Powell blows suave smoke rings in “The Thin Man”  (1934)

mothgirlwings:

William Powell blows suave smoke rings in “The Thin Man”  (1934)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
oldhollywoodwhispers:

014. My dream marriage would be to have a relationship just like Nick and Nora’s. I love how they relentlessly tease each other and yet despite all the jokes you can tell they both care about the other a great deal.

oldhollywoodwhispers:

014. My dream marriage would be to have a relationship just like Nick and Nora’s. I love how they relentlessly tease each other and yet despite all the jokes you can tell they both care about the other a great deal.

Sunday, January 8, 2012
stardustmelody:

I keep in physical trim with my swimming pool. Every day I go up to it and give it a long piercing look. Also, I think a lot about tennis, and I talk a very good game of golf.

-William Powell on his exercise routine

stardustmelody:

I keep in physical trim with my swimming pool. Every day I go up to it and give it a long piercing look. Also, I think a lot about tennis, and I talk a very good game of golf.

-William Powell on his exercise routine

Sunday, December 25, 2011
oldhollywood:

Myrna Loy & William Powell in The Thin Man (1934, dir. Woody Van Dyke)
She grinned at me. “You got types?”
“Only you, darling - lanky brunettes with wicked jaws.”
-Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man (1929)

oldhollywood:

Myrna Loy & William Powell in The Thin Man (1934, dir. Woody Van Dyke)

She grinned at me. “You got types?”

“Only you, darling - lanky brunettes with wicked jaws.”

-Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man (1929)

 
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