Wings in the Dark and Amelia Earhart: 31 Days of Cary Grant, Day 9

Amelia Earhart visits Cary Grant and Myrna Loy on the set of Wings in the Dark (1935). Unfortunately, this well-acted but clunky aviation drama didn’t exactly take off, prompting a New York Times reviewer to guffaw, “High altitudes have a tendency to make scenarists a little giddy.” At least Cary and Myrna would go on to make two side-splitting comedies in the 1940s.

Cary Grant, Amelia Earhart, and Myrna Loy, 1935

Image scanned from the Spanish-language fan magazine Cine-Mundial (April 1935). You should know that I’m cheating a bit today because I didn’t scan this image myself—the fine team behind the Media History Digital Library did it for me! However, I couldn’t resist sharing this historic image, so I edited and enhanced it.

For added Cary Grant fun, though, here’s a GIF of the real star of Wings in the Dark—Cary’s impossibly luxurious hair.