21 November 2008

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

How to Marry a Millionaire was released on November 1953 and directed by Jean Negulesco.
Marilyn's third movie of 1953 cast her as a severely myopic golddigger who walks into walls because "Men aren't attentive to girls who wear glasses". This is her first CinemaScope feature, and actually only the second movie to be filmed with the new CinemaScope process (the first was "The Robe"). Columnists fabricated a feud between Marilyn and costar Betty Grable, whom she was supplanting at the studio, but the two got along well on the set. The same cannot be said of Lauren Bacall, who looked on her with contempt.

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