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How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Jean Negulesco and produced by Nunnally Johnson.

Academy Awards 1953 --- Ceremony Number 26 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Costume DesignCharles LeMaire, TravillaNominated
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Marilyn Monroe Launches Cinemascope inHow to Marry A Millionaire (1953) ?People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night,? 20th Century-Fox Studio mogul Darryl Zanuck predicted of television. He could not have been more wrong. By 1953, cinema attendance dropped nearly fift... Read full article


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Silver Screen Standards: How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable & Lauren Bacall in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) There?s a lot to love in the CinemaScope spectacle of Twentieth Century Fox?s How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), even if it sometimes plays like a de... Read full article


How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

By Beatrice on Oct 31, 2015 From Flickers in Time

How to Marry a Millionaire Directed by Jean Negulescou Written by Nunally Johnson from a play by Zoe Akins, Dale Eunson, and Katherine Albert 1953/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental Schatze Page: Wealthy men are never old. I thought this was fun. Three fashion... Read full article


Lauren Bacall Birthday Blogathon – How To Marry a Millionaire

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Today is Lauren Bacall’s birthday. She has had a long and prestigious career in film and she is surely missed. One of my favorite films of hers is How To Marry a Millionaire, also starring Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable. Of course, this film is great because Marilyn is in it, but Lauren brin... Read full article


Monroe, Bacall, and Grable show you... How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

By Michaela on Jun 1, 2015 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

Happy first day of June! But more importantly, happy birthday to that little-known actress...oh, what was her name? Oh yes, Marilyn Monroe. Like all her fans, I grieve at the "shoulda, coulda, woulda's" of Monroe's life and career, but I'm immensely grateful for what we do have and I will always cel... Read full article


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Quotes from

Loco Dempsey: Once you get one foot on the ground, you're really quite a jerk, aren't you?


Loco Dempsey: You don't think he's a little old?
Schatze Page: Wealthy men are never old.


Schatze Page: I was nuts about him. Know what he did to me. First he gave me a phony name. Second, he was already married. Third, the minute the preacher said amen, he never did another tap of work. Then he stole my TV set and gave it to a car hop. When I asked him about that, he hit me with a chicken.
Pola Debevoise: A live chicken?
Schatze Page: No, a baked chicken; stuffed.


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Facts about

One of the first films to have its score recorded in stereo.
Zoe Akins's play, "The Greeks Had a Word for It," opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 25 September 1930 and closed in May 1931 after 253 performances. The opening night cast included Verree Teasdale, Muriel Kirkland and Dorothy Hall. Dale Eunson's and Katherine Albert's play, "Loco," opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 16 October 1946 and closed on 16 November 1946 after 37 performances. The opening night cast included Jean Parker as Loco. Parts of this play were added to beef up Betty Grable's part in the movie.
On the plane, Pola is reading a book called "Murder By Strangulation" which is how Marilyn Monroe's character met her demise in Niagara.
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