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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes(1953)

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  • Originally bought by Fox as a vehicle for Betty Grable, however, after the success of Niagara (1953) (which featured Marilyn Monroe), however the studio believed they had a more potent and far less expensive sex symbol than Grable (who was earning around $150,000 per picture vs. Monroe's $18,000). Monroe kept insisting on retakes despite approval of takes by the director. When Fox asked director Howard Hawks how production could be sped up he retorted: "three wonderful ideas: Replace Marilyn, rewrite the script and make it shorter, and get a new director."
  • Monroe wears a gold lame evening dress previously worn by Ginger Rogers in Dreamboat (1952).
  • In the "Ain't There Anyone Here For Love" sequence, Jane Russell's fall into the pool was an accident. When Hawks saw the dailies, he kept it in the film.
  • At least one other number was shot, then cut. In the original theatrical trailer, Jane and Marilyn were shown among dancers, climbing the steps of a slide in a children's playground. The song was probably "Sunshine, Sunshine" from the Broadway score, which celebrated a bright day in a park. Marilyn and Jane wear the costumes when Tommy Noonan corners them backstage in the French nightclub.
  • A song written for Marilyn to sing in this picture, "Down Boy", was rejected, but later sung by Betty Grable in "Three For the Show".

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  • Tobias (2008-12-02)

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    The teaming of Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe proved to be so successful, critically and commercially that Fox wanted to re-team the duo. A December 1954 item in the Hollywood Reporter's "Rambling Reporter" column indicated that the studio wanted to team Russell and Monroe in the film "How To Be Very, Very Popular." Monroe passed on the project because she didn't like the script. In January 1955, the studio cast Sheree North as Curly (the part intended for Monroe) and Betty Grable as "Stormy Tornado"(originally intended for Russell).

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