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How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955) was a Comedy Film directed by Nunnally Johnson and produced by Nunnally Johnson.

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'The New Movie Magazine,' September 1935: How to be very, very popular

By vp19 on Jul 12, 2013 From Carole & Co.

No, this has nothing to do with the Betty Grable-Sheree North vehicle of that title some two decades later, but Carole Lombard and Paramount mate Claudette Colbert -- shown at Carole's famed Venice Pier party in June 1935 -- join three of their Hollywood cohorts (Joan Blondell, Jean Harlow and Ging... Read full article


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Stormy: Hey Curly!
Wedgewood: Not so loud... do you wanna get me expelled? Curly...
Curly: Yeah?
Wedgewood: Do you think you can get in here without being seen?
Curly: For what purpose?
Stormy: Don't argue the man's got a fried chicken in here.
Curly: Hold him.


Stormy: You're still a pupil?
Wedgewood: That's right.
Stormy: Well what kind of a for-crying-out-loud kind of school could you be in?
Wedgewood: This one, Bristol College.
Stormy: This is a college?
Wedgewood: Well, of course, what did you think it was?
Stormy: I think you better let me outta here. I had all the college boys I want on Saturday nights thank you... tanked up on the two dollar gin.


Eddie Jones: Do you know what Salome does?
Curly: Salome dances!


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The part of Curly was adapted by Nunnally Johnson for Marilyn Monroe, who was placed on suspension by Twentieth Century-Fox for refusing the assignment. During the next year, Miss Monroe would live in Manhattan, studying with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio. When Marilyn and Fox came to terms, she returned to Hollywood to star as fame-obsessed Cherie in Bus Stop.
A December 1954 item in Hollywood Reporter's "Rambling Reporter" column indicated that the studio wanted Marilyn Monroe to appear in the film with Jane Russell, her co-star in the studio's highly successful 1953 production _Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953_).
This was the final feature of Betty Grable's 25-year film career. Her first screen appearance in Let's Go Places had been released less than a month after Betty had turned 13 years old.
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