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The Stripper (1963) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and produced by Jerry Wald and Curtis Harrington.

Academy Awards 1963 --- Ceremony Number 36 (source: AMPAS)

Best Costume DesignTravillaNominated

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Kenny: Hey Lila! When I was a kid, did you used to kiss me goodnight?
Lila Green: You're not a kid anymore.
Kenny: You kissed me last night.
Lila Green: Like I was your big sister!

Lila Green: I don't need you, Ricky, because someone has just shown me that he cares enough about me to make me care about myself. I've got me and me can take me wherever me wants to go!

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In 1961, Natalie Wood was announced for this film (then called Celebration), as a re-teaming with her West Side Story co-star Richard Beymer. Presumably, she would played a beefed up version of supporting role that eventually went to Carol Lynley.
The original New York production under a different title was "A Loss of Roses" by William Inge which opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theater in New York on November 28, 1959 and ran for 25 performances.
The role of Lila, washed-up showgirl of the title, was originally intended for Marilyn Monroe, who was replaced by Joanne Woodward upon Marilyn's death. The ironic opening sequence (undoubtedly rewritten after Miss Monroe's death) has the bleached blonde title character, upon her arrival in Hollywood, being mistaken for Jayne Mansfield by a tourist.
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