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Marilyn Monroe

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Marilyn Monroe

Memorable Quotations:

  • "Haven't you bothered me enough, you big banana-head?" --as Angela Phinlay in THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950).
  • "Sometimes Mr. Esmond finds it very difficult to say no to me." --as Lorelei Lee in GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953).
  • "I just love finding new places to wear diamonds." --as Lorelei Lee in GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953).
  • "If you've nothing more to say, pray, scat!" --as Lorelei Lee in GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953).
  • "Don't you know that a man being rich is like a girl being pretty?  You might not marry a girl just because she's pretty, but my goodness, doesn't it help?" --as Lorelei Lee in GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953).
  • "I can be smart when it's important, but most men don't like it.  Except Gus.  He's always been interested in my brain." --as Lorelei Lee in GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953).
  • "I don't want you to think I'm a drinker.  I can stop if I want to, only I don't want to." --as Sugar Kowalczyk in SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959).

Music Clips:

  • Click here"Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" (clip) from GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953) (a .WAV file).
  • Click here"Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" (clip) from GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953) (a .MP3 file).
  • Click here"Two Little Girls from Little Rock" (clip) sung with Jane Russell in GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953) (a .MP3 file).
  • Click here"When Love Goes Wrong" (clip) sung with Jane Russell in GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953) (a .MP3 file).
  • Click here"River of No Return" (clip) sung with chorus in RIVER OF NO RETURN (1954) (a .MP3 file).
  • Click here"Heat Wave" (clip) from THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS (1954) (a .MP3 file courtesy Varese Sarabande).
  • Click here"Lazy" (clip) sung with Mitzi Gaynor and Donald O'Connor in THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS (1954) (a .MP3 file courtesy Varese Sarabande).
  • Click here"After You Get What You Want" (clip) from THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS (1954)  (a .AU file).
  • Click here"Runnin' Wild" (clip) from SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) (a .MP3 file).
  • Click here"I Wanna Be Loved By You" (clip) from SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) (a .MP3 file).

Video Clips:

  • Click here "Sleep Over" with Tom Ewell in THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH (1955) (a .AVI file courtesy 20th Century-Fox).
  • Click here "The subway vent" with Tom Ewell in THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH (1955) (courtesy 20th Century-Fox).
  • Click here"Give me a reason." with Eli Wallach in THE MISFITS (1961) (a .MOV file courtesy MGM).

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Further Reading:

  • Femme Noir: The Bad Girls of Film by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1998).
  • Lovers: great romances of our time through the eyes of legendary writers by John Miller and Aaron Kenedi (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1999).
  • The Fox Girls by James Robert Parrish (Secaucus, NJ: Castle Books, 1971).
  • Too young to die by Patricia Fox-Sheinwold (Baltimore: Ottenheimer Publishers, 1979).

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