Carmel Myers

  1. Greta Garbo, Flesh and the Devil, 1926.   In June 1925 Motion Picture News listed Carmel Myers as the female lead. opposite John Gilbert in MGM’s  version of  the 1893 Hermann Sudermann novel. Ten months later, Carmel was gone as  Gilbert started his first movie with… Garbo. Between 1916 and 1976, Carmel made 94 (mainly silent) pictures., co-starring with everyone from  Rudolph Valentino to the 1923  Ben-Hur
  2. Myrna Loy, Consolation Marriage, 1930.      Forgotten these days, Myers (playing Elaine before Loy took over) was a glamorous silent movie vamp. She made 91 other movies between 1914-1975, two with Rudolph Valentino and one with Ramon Navarro: the 1924 Ben-Hur.
  3. Mona Maris, Viva Villa, 1933.       Once Jack Conway took over from Howard Hawks after actor Lee Tracy’s allegedly pissed on the Revolution Day parade in Mexico, several Hawksian actors were dropped, including Maris as Teresa. Also tested to replace her were Dorothy Burgess, Lila Lee and Myrna Loy. 

 Birth year: 1899Death year: 1980Other name: Casting Calls:  3