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Myrna Loy + nose scrunch

At the beginning of her career Myrna Loy´s turned-up nose was not as famous yet, rather infamous. She had a little bone on the side of her nose, which cast a shadow in certain lights. This drove the cameramen crazy "because they never knew when it would appear. They’d see the rushes, groan, ‘There’s that thing again,’ and have to retake the scene. It looked like a tiny smudge on my nose. I mean you could hardly see it, but that’s how far the mania for perfection went." So she was often called in for retakes and since those are rather expensive she was once called in by the makeup department who announced that they maybe would fix her nose. "I was horrified. I used to be known as ‘The Nose’ for goodness’ sake—thousands of women went to plastic surgeons to have it duplicated.  I said, ‘Never! Nobody’s touching this nose!’ and got out of there fast.” And she was right. She had the most famous and sought-after nose of the 1930s and women would regularly go to plastic surgeons to get “a nose like Myrna Loy”.

One Fact about Audrey Hepburn and Marlon Brando


They sat next to each other at a dinner/reception in the ’50s, just after they’d both struck it big. Audrey noted that Marlon didn’t speak a word to her the entire time, and deduced that he didn’t like her. She told a friend later in life, who was a mutual friend of the two, and this friend told Marlon about Audrey’s perception. He wrote her a letter saying he wasn’t snubbing her, he was just incredibly shy in front of her.

credits: audreyhepburnfacts