Picks and Pans Review: Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home to

UPDATED 06/04/1990 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 06/04/1990 at 01:00 AM EDT

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Kathleen Turner is called upon to host programs twice this week (see box). Busy lady. She's also heard but not seen as the voice of Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which has its TV debut on the Disney Channel on Friday (June 1, 7 P.M. ET). On TNT, Turner conducts a marvelous appreciation of the film career of Loy, one of the most sophisticated Hollywood stars of the '30 and '40s, an actress Turner terms the "ideal of womanliness."

Eloquently written by TIME film critic Richard Schickel, the tribute assembles a marvelous parade of clips from Loy's career that would be notable if only for the collection of soigné hats the actress got to wear. But the footage—much of it, of course, with Loy's best-known cinema companion. William Powell—also presents ample evidence that the actress was as beguiling a blend of beauty and charm as has graced the screen.

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