"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Friday, August 2, 2013

Girl of the Day - Myrna Loy

One of the all-time greats.   She's perhaps most famous as Nora Charles, the long-suffering wife of William Powell's Thin Man, but I liked her best as the wife of Frederic March in The Best Years of Our Lives:

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