Dolly Tree and Myrna Loy

It is always annoying when you research, write and publish a book (Dolly Tree: A Dream of Beauty) and then you find an important quote, that should have gone in the book which has just been unearthed. 

Myrna Loy went on strike against MGM’s refusal to increase her pay in 1935 and cleared off for a vacation in Europe. In an interview in Paris in the summer of 1935, she was congratulated on the art of her dresses for the screen and told the interviewer with a smile ‘… I have a couturier in Hollywood: Dolly Tree, she worked for a long time in Paris, it is she who creates all my dresses. I always strive for simple dresses, dresses that any elegant woman could wear in the city and not those extravagant ‘costumes’ that some stars call ‘Cinema dresses’. 

 

Dolly Tree:A Dream of Beauty book cover

Dolly Tree: A Dream of Beauty book cover – showing Dolly Tree with Myrna Loy discussing the gowns for The Thin Man

A sketch of a gown by Dolly Tree for Myrna Loy Third Finger Left Hand

A sketch of a gown by Dolly Tree for Myrna Loy Third Finger Left Hand

 

Myrna Loy in a Dolly Tree gown in Evelyn Prentice

Myrna Loy in a Dolly Tree gown in Evelyn Prentice

Myrna Loy wearing a Dolly Tree gown in The Thin Man

Myrna Loy wearing a Dolly Tree gown in The Thin Man

 

 

See the digital sampler for Dolly Tree: A Dream of Beauty here:

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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