Sunday, October 23, 2011

Film | 10 Things To Learn From How To Marry A Millionaire

The other night I sat down to watch 1948's The Red Shoes [I now know it is on Instant Play] only to find Netflix sent me another damaged disc. I sat there for a few minutes starring in disbelief and then decided to watch another film. Oddly, the first film to come to mind was 1953's How To Marry a Millionaire starring Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall. Maybe not that odd, but a random thought because I hadn't seen it in quite a few years.

After watching the film over two days, I decided to not do one of my typical film reviews. I recently seen reviews for this film on other blogs, so what could I say that hasn't been said recently. And so here we have my post for this film... 10 Things To Learn From How To Marry A Millionaire. A few months ago, I did a similar post for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes that you can see here. It truly is pure coincidence that they are both pictures starring Monroe.

If you have seen this film before, you may have caught up on these clever ladies' ideas on 'how to marry a millionaire.' If you haven't seen the film and want a few pointers on capturing your own 'bear' and other thoughts on life from Loco, Pola, and Schatze... keep reading.

► Most women use more brains picking a horse in the third at Belmont than they do picking a husband.

► Gentlemen callers have got to wear a necktie!

► There is no such person as Mr Cadillac

► Gentlemen you meet on the cold cuts may not be as attractive as the one you meet in the mink department at Bergdorf's.

► When ordering things not under $5 a portion, ask the waiter to bring the leftovers home 'for the dog.'

► You are likely NOT to marry a millionaire in a walk-up on Amsterdamn Avenue.

► Nobody's mother lives in Atlantic City on Saturday.

► Men aren't attentive to girls who wear glasses.

► Wealthy men are never old.

► If you don't marry him, you haven't caught him, he's caught you.

Bonus Lesson
► The word 'creamy' can be used to describe things that are pleasant. [ie. 'I saw a picture in Harper's Bazaar of a mountain shack. It was creamy.']

There it is... if you follow these rules you will be as likely as the films leading ladies at finding yourself a millionaire. This picture is so fun to watch. You get beautiful Travilla gowns, gorgeous Technicolor, and breathtaking Cinemascope [this was the first film made using this filming process]. Another thing to remember while watching this film is that it was one of the great Betty Grable's last films. She retired from motion pictures shortly after.

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