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Hollywood Or Bust (1956) was a Comedy Film directed by Frank Tashlin and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Paul Nathan.

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By Kay Noske on Jun 13, 2012 From Movie Star Makeover

Taking stock(ing) My favorite scene in 1954?s Silk Stockings is a one-woman paean to underwear. In it, Cyd Charisse?s character Nina, after years of being subjected to communist drivel about unisex comradeship, discovers the joys of Parisian lingerie. Her achingly poignant ballet depicts repressed... Read full article


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Malcolm Smith: But remember, I'd have never known about the phony ticket or the stealing if you didn't tell me, which means you're very noble. You're as noble as Abraham Lincoln or Raymond Massey.


[on his jingle]
Malcolm Smith: You like it?
Steve Wiley: I think it'll live forever. Maybe longer!


Steve Wiley: [watching Malcolm blow on the dice] Don't drown 'em - just make snake eyes!


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When they arrive in Hollywood, Anita Ekberg is starring in a movie where she plays Napoleon's lover. That same year, Ekberg was featured in War and Peace, another Paramount release, which included Napoleon as a character.
Among the casino marquees that the boys pass advertising show headliners include Joe E. Lewis, Elvis Presley, and Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
The original screenplay by Erna Lazarus concerned the adventures of a down-on-her-luck ex-chorus girl and a con man as they made their way to California. It was conceived as a vehicle for Shirley Booth and Humphrey Bogart. By the time Frank Tashlin got through re-tooling it for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, it bore little resemblance to the original script. Nevertheless, Lazarus retained the sole writing credit.
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Also directed by Frank Tashlin




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