‘Prince and the Showgirl’ in Hastings

   
Photo by Milton Greene

The Prince and the Showgirl will be screened next Sunday, September 2, at the Electric Palace Cinema in Hastings, East Sussex, at 8pm.

“Marilyn Monroe’s only British-made film scores highly for curiosity value. There’s something rather outrageous about this iconic American star playing a second-rate hoofer living in a theatrical boarding house in Brixton. Monroe herself is touching as Elsie Marina, plucked from the chorus to entertain the Regent of Carpathia for the evening and ultimately smoothing his rough edges. The story of the making of the film is the basis for the 2011 film My Week with Marilyn.”

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