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On The Set of “How To Marry A Millionaire” (1953) Monroe, Gable, and Bacall

 

“How to Marry a Millionaire” is a 1953 romantic comedy film made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Jean Negulesco and produced and written by Nunnally Johnson. The music score was by Alfred Newman and the cinematography by Joseph MacDonald. The costume design was by Travilla. The film stars Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lauren Bacall, as three gold diggers along with actors William Powell, David Wayne, Rory Calhoun, Cameron Mitchell, Alex D’Arcy, and Fred Clark. “How to Marry a Millionaire” was the first film ever to be photographed in the new CinemaScope wide-screen process, and the second released, after The Robe.It was also the first 1950’s color and CinemaScope film ever to be shown on prime time network television, when it was shown as the first installment of NBC Saturday Night at the Movies in 1961.

 

Marilyn Monroe on set of "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953)

 

Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable on set of "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953)

 

Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable, and Marilyn Monroe on the set of "How To Marry A Millionaire" (1953)

 

Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall on the set of "How To Marry A Millionaire" (1953)

 

Lauren Bacall and Marilyn Monroe at the premiere of "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953)

 

Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, and Marilyn Monroe at the premiere of "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953)

 

 

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Betty Grable – A Pictorial

 

“There are two reasons why I am successful in show business and I am standing on both of them.” ~ Betty Grable

Betty Grable

“I’m a song-and-dance girl. I can act enough to get by. But that’s the limit of my talents.” ~ Betty Grable

Betty Grable

“The practice of putting women on pedestals began to die out when it was discovered that they could give orders better from there.” ~ Betty Grable

Betty Grable

“I’m strictly an enlisted man’s girl.” ~ Betty Grable

Betty Grable

“The woman’s vision is deep-reaching, the man’s far-reaching.” ~ Betty Grable

Betty Grable

“With the man the world is his heart, with the woman the heart is her world.” ~ Betty Grable

Betty Grable

“You’re better off betting on a horse than betting on a man. A horse may not be able to hold you tight, but he doesn’t wanna wander from the stable at night.” ~ Betty Grable

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Beach Beauties: Betty Grable

 

Betty Grable enjoying a day at the beach.

 

Betty Grable - 1940 (photo by Peter Stackpole for LIFE)

 

Betty Grable - 1940 (photo by Peter Stackpole for LIFE)

 

Betty Grable - 1940 (photo by Peter Stackpole for LIFE)

 

Betty Grable - 1940 (photo by Peter Stackpole for LIFE)

 

Betty Grable - 1940 (photo by Peter Stackpole for LIFE)

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Betty Grable

 

February 1939: Betty Grable and friends at a Gay 90’s Party

hosted by vetriloquist Edger Bergan.

 

Betty Grable, Mary Martin, Martha Ray, Dorothy Lamour, unknown preparing to perform at a gay 90's party Feb. 1939

 

Betty Grable dancing with comic Ken Murray at a gay 90's party Feb 1939

 

Andy Devine and Betty Grable at a gay 90's party Feb. 1939

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Classic Hats – Marion Davis, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Ginger Rogers, Carole Lombard, Betty Grable

 

Marion Davis

 

Joan Crawford


 

Greta Garbo


 

Ginger Rogers


 

Carole Lombard


 

Betty Grable


 

Bette Davis

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