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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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On the set of “The African Queen” (1951) Humphrey Bogart

 

On the set of “The African Queen” (1951)

 

The African Queen” is a 1951 adventure drama film adapted from the 1935 novel of the same name by C. S. Forester. The film was directed by John Huston and produced by Sam Spiegel and John Woolf. The screenplay was adapted by James Agee, John Huston, John Collier and Peter Viertel. It was photographed in Technicolor by Jack Cardiff and had a music score by Allan Gray. The film stars Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn with Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Walter Gotell, Richard Marner and Theodore Bikel. Humphrey Bogart won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for “The African Queen”. The movie also recieved three other Academy Award nominations: Best Actress in a Leading Role nomination for Katharine Hepburn, Best Director nomination for John Huston, and a Best Writing, Screenplay nomination for James Agee and John Huston. “The African Queen” has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, with the Library of Congress deeming it “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”.

 

Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn relaxing during location shooting on "The African Queen" (Photo by Eliot Elisofon) LIFE

Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn relaxing during location shooting on “The African Queen” (Photo by Eliot Elisofon) LIFE

 

Humphrey Bogart and wife Lauren Bacall sharing a meal during the filming of "The African Queen"

Humphrey Bogart and wife Lauren Bacall sharing a meal during the filming of “The African Queen”

 

John Juston putting rubber leaches on Humphrey Bogart during the filming of "The African Queen." Huston wanted to use real leeches but Bogie nixed that idea!!

John Juston putting rubber leaches on Humphrey Bogart during the filming of “The African Queen.” Huston wanted to use real leeches but Bogie nixed that idea!!

 

Katharine Hepburn relaxing with a cigarette during filming of "The African Queen" (Photo by Eliot Elisofon) LIFE

Katharine Hepburn relaxing with a cigarette during filming of “The African Queen” (Photo by Eliot Elisofon) LIFE

 

Katharine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, and Humphrey Bogart relax between shoots on the set of "The African Queen"

Katharine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, and Humphrey Bogart relax between shoots on the set of “The African Queen”

 

Lauren Bacall making sandwiches for cast and crew of "The African Queen" (Photo by Eliot Elisofon) LIFE

Lauren Bacall making sandwiches for cast and crew of “The African Queen” (Photo by Eliot Elisofon) LIFE

 

Lauren Bacall, director John Huston, Katherine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart resting between takes on the set of the film "The African Queen" (Photo by Eliot Elisofon) LIFE

Lauren Bacall, director John Huston, Katherine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart resting between takes on the set of the film “The African Queen” (Photo by Eliot Elisofon) LIFE

 

Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, and Katharine Hepburn

Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, and Katharine Hepburn

 

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Lauren Bacall – A Pictorial

 

“I was this flat-chested, big-footed, lanky thing.” ~ Lauren Bacall

 

Lauren Bacall

 

“Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.” ~ Lauren Bacall

 

Lauren Bacall

 

“Stardom isn’t a profession, it’s an accident.” ~ Lauren Bacall

 

Lauren Bacall c.1945

 

“I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.” ~ Lauren Bacall

 

Lauren Bacall

 

“A woman isn’t complete without a man. But where do you find a man… a real man… these days?” ~ Lauren Bacall

 

Lauren Bacall and Vice President Harry Truman entertain troops at the National Press Club on Feb. 10, 1945

 

“Was he tough? In a word, no. Bogey was truly a gentle soul.” ~ Lauren Bacall

 

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart Wedding Day May 21, 1945

 

“We live in an age of mediocrity. Stars today are not the same stature as Bogie (Humphrey Bogart), James Cagney, Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart (James Stewart).” ~ Lauren Bacall

 

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