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“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.
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”.
“I was this flat-chested, big-footed, lanky thing.” ~ Lauren Bacall
“Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.” ~ Lauren Bacall
“Stardom isn’t a profession, it’s an accident.” ~ Lauren Bacall
“I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.” ~ Lauren Bacall
“A woman isn’t complete without a man. But where do you find a man… a real man… these days?” ~ Lauren Bacall
“Was he tough? In a word, no. Bogey was truly a gentle soul.” ~ Lauren Bacall
“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