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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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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

Loco Dempsey: I'll say this for him: we haven't ordered anything yet under five dollars a portion!
Pola Debevoise: If there's anything left over don't forget to tell the waiter you want to take it home for the dog.


Schatze Page: We'd better put a check on that one. Nobody's mother lives in Atlantic City on Saturday.


Loco Dempsey: [dreamily] All my life ever since I was a little girl I've always had the same dream. To marry a zillionaire.


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Writer and humorist Dorothy Parker's famous quip that "men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses" was purposely bobbled by screenwriter (and producer) Nunnally Johnson for Marilyn Monroe's character Pola to assert to David Wayne (as Freddie) that "you know, men are seldom attentive to girls who wear glasses."
This is Twentieth Century-Fox's first CinemaScope feature; however it wasn't released until after The Robe.
Signed to Twentieth Century-Fox since October 35, 1939, Betty Grable informed the studio chief Darryl F. Zanuck during production that she would not commit to the remaining three years of her latest contract. On June 3, 1953, a studio press release announced the official split. Returning only once to Fox, Betty would star in How to Be Very, Very Popular, a vehicle in which Marilyn refused to appear and was replaced by Sheree North. Two unfulfilled proposals to have Miss Grable film again at Fox were the mother role (subsequently played by Ginger Rogers) in Teenage Rebel and then in 1964, another mom part in a project ultimately canceled named "High Heels."
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