Archive: Market Square crowds turn out for film star

Myrna Loy in Aylesbury Market Square, 1948
Myrna Loy in Aylesbury Market Square, 1948

Crowds were waiting in Market Square, Aylesbury, in September 1948 to welcome actress Myrna Loy to the town when she arrived at County Hall, with a heavy police escort, to film scenes for That Dangerous Age.

According to the Internet Movie Database, American Loy was one of the few stars who started in silent movies and made a successful transition into talkies.

In her silent films, she appeared as an exotic, femme fatale. Later in the sound era, she became a ‘refined, wholesome character’.

Her best known films include Bitter Apples (1927), The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933), The Thin Man (1934), Midnight Lace (1960) and The April Fools (1969).

By the time she passed away in 1993, at the age of 88, she had appeared in 129 movies.

(Due to a technical error this story originally appeared without the photograph)