1936. Stills photographer Clarence Sinclair Bull seems to agree with cinematographer James Wong Howe’s view that it’s best to avoid the use of white around Myrna Loy’s neck. The caption on the back of this publicity portrait for The Great Ziegfeld reads:
MYRNA LOY WAS BILLIE BURKE’S CHOICE..to play the role of “Billie Burke” with William Powell and Luise Rainer in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s huge musical production, “The Great Ziegfeld”, teeming with spectacular musical numbers and glorifying the American Girl. Robert Z. Leonard directed the Hunt Stromberg production.