All That Glitters is Not Gold is a series of brass multiples created to go with Casting Couch. In Casting Couch, fourteen Old Hollywood actresses are cited. In their heyday, their own thoughts and opinions were often silenced. These multiples were created to represent their voice and to encourage conversation.
The multiples are small works of art that can be displayed, but can also be worn as jewelry. Because of the two magnets, the sky is the limit.
Myrna Loy was born Myrna Adele Williams in 1905 in Montana, U.S. During her childhood, her father worked as a banker, real estate developer, and farmland appraiser in Helena, and was the youngest man ever elected to serve in the Montana state legislature. Her mother had studied music at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. When Loy was 13, her father died during the 1918 flu pandemic and the rest of the family moved to Los Angeles.
Although trained as a dancer, Loy’s film career began in 1925. But her true break didn’t come until 1934, when she first played Nora Charles in the Thin Man series. Soon after, Loy was one of Hollywood’s busiest and highest-paid actresses.
With the outbreak of World War II, Loy all but abandoned her acting career and began devoting her time to Red Cross work. She was so fiercely outspoken against Adolf Hitler that her name appeared on his blacklist. As a result, her films were banned in Germany. In 1948, she joined UNESCO and was outspoken in her political views as a Democrat.
The last time Myrna graced the Silver Screen was in 1981. Her final acting job came in 1982, when she appeared as a guest on TV.
Following a long and unspecified illness, Loy died at age 88 on December 14, 1993, at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan during a surgery. She had appeared in a phenomenal 129 motion pictures.