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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: Boy, I'm lucky. Do you know when I first found out I was lucky?
Steve Wiley: When?
Malcolm Smith: When I entered the "Send in a Poochy Puff Dog Food jingle for the Poochy Puff Dog Food" jingle contest. You wanna hear how it goes?
Steve Wiley: No, but I will.

Steve Wiley: [referring to sexy movie star Anita Ekberg] Do I know her? She drives me crazy!
Malcolm Smith: [obviously excited] Me too!
Steve Wiley: She keeps coming to my back door and wants to borrow a couple of cups of sugar...
Malcolm Smith: Sugar? That's nice, yeah!
Steve Wiley: ...a couple eggs...
Steve Wiley: Oh, eggs! Good!
Steve Wiley: I go over to her place - I borrow a grapefruit or two...
Malcolm Smith: [aroused by the metaphor] Oh, that's cute!

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

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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.
Among the casino marquees that the boys pass advertising show headliners include Joe E. Lewis, Elvis Presley, and Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
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.
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Also released in 1956

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