Thoughts on How To Marry a Millionaire

Sunday, December 26, 2010 11:19 AM By Simon

-Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, and Betty Grable star as three women who split rent on a high-rise apartment in hopes of catching some rich men. It's in the title, people.

-I think this was the inception of Marilyn Monroe's ditsy blonde type. Except here, her gimmick is that she's basically blind, but refuses to put her glasses on in public, rationalized with a Dorothy Parker quote.

-Lauren Bacall is, as always, awesome.

-Betty Grable is somewhere between Monroe and Bacall.

-What's with old movies and 'How do you like that?'

-Pleasant, cute, entertaining old romantic comedy. You could do worse.

-Yay, in-jokes-about-real-life-husbands!

5 comments:

Lindsay's Photographys said...
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December 26, 2010 at 2:45 PM
Lindsay's Photographys said...

I didn't know that you watch older movies too.

December 26, 2010 at 11:40 PM
Luke said...

Sure the tropes of these old romantic comedies can probably become tiresome, but what a cast! Pretty glamorous as far as ladies of the '50s go...

December 27, 2010 at 9:53 AM
Simon said...

Lindsay: Indeed. They made the best romantic comedies.

Luke: As far as ladies of the 50s? You mean ever, I assume?

December 27, 2010 at 4:41 PM
Yojimbo_5 said...

Ever seen Howard Hawks' Gentlemen Prefer Blondes? Mind-blowing gender-bending. That Hawks... he made interesting movies.

December 29, 2010 at 8:08 AM