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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)

Best Costume DesignCharles LeMaire, TravillaNominated

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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

By Rhonda0731 on Sep 16, 2015 From Smitten Kitten Vintage

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

Favorite things about… How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

By Lindsey on Jan 15, 2015 From The Motion Pictures

(Image via Pinterest) The favorite film: How to Marry a Millionaire, a 1953 rom-com directed by Jean Negulesco and scripted by Nunnally Johnson. The synopsis: Schatze Page, Loco Dempsey, and Pola Debevoise are three beautiful models living in a New York City penthouse. But make no mistake — th... Read full article

How To Marry A Millionaire (1953)

By Christina Stewart on Jun 12, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

What makes How To Marry A Millionaire a thoroughly enjoyable film? Is it because it stars the beautiful Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall in Technicolor? Maybe. Could it be that this was 20th Century-Fox?s first CinemaScope film, directed by Jean Negulesco? Perhaps. Or that the sparklin... Read full article

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Quotes from

[repeated line]
Schatze Page: [to Tom Brookman] Just as soon as I finish this, I never want to see you again.

Schatze Page: Next thing you got to remember is the gentlemen you meet on the cold cuts may not be as attractive as the one you meet in the mink department at Bergdorf's.
Loco Dempsey: But he was cute, don't you think?
Schatze Page: Sure he was. But then I never met one of those gas pump jockey that wasn't.
Loco Dempsey: Is that what he is?
Schatze Page: You bet your life he is. I know those guys. I married one once.

Schatze Page: The first rule is, gentlemen callers have got to wear a necktie!

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This film was the final box-office bonanza in Betty Grable's 26-year movie career. According to a 1995 biography of Miss Grable, "The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs," written by Tom McGee, business would be fairly strong for Betty's next picture, Three for the Show, but her last feature, How to Be Very, Very Popular, was tagged, in Betty's own words, "a turkey."
While Betty Grable received top billing as the credits rolled -- a contractual promise made to her by Twentieth Century-Fox -- Marilyn Monroe was promoted to first place in the trailer and poster art.
In one scene the three women are talking to each other about who they would like to marry. Marilyn Monroe's character says she wouldn't mind marring Mr. Cadillac. Lauren Bacall's character replies "No such person, I checked". There was a Mr. Cadillac. He was the French governor of Canada (founded the city of Detroit and in 1710 was named the governor of Louisiana). The Cadillac was named for him and his surname lives on in the form of his descendants.
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