Myrna Loy and William Powell - “The Thin Man”  (1934)


His careful attention to the neceties of grooming; his perfectly tailored suits, spotless cuffs, and collars; his orotund voice curled around well-turned phrases; the deferential way he bowed his head slightly when being introduced - all would have helped him gain entry at any elite, leather-chair-and-brandy-snifter men’s club.

His careful attention to the neceties of grooming; his perfectly tailored suits, spotless cuffs, and collars; his orotund voice curled around well-turned phrases; the deferential way he bowed his head slightly when being introduced - all would have helped him gain entry at any elite, leather-chair-and-brandy-snifter men’s club.