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Lorelei Lee: A Hawksian Woman

Kathleen Murphy‘s essay, ‘Balls of Fire: Women in the Films of Howard Hawks’, posted today at Parallax View, includes a paragraph on Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes posits Russell and Monroe as Hawksian comrades-in-arms, professional practitioners of extreme sexual style … Continue reading

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MM Movie Series at Rhode Island

Monkey Business is screening at Warwick Public Library, Rhode Island, on October 4 at 7pm, followed by Niagara on the 11th and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes on the 18th.

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Nico Minardos 1930-2011

The Greek-born actor, Nico Minardos, died of natural causes in August. According to a memorial website, “He is survived by his wife Julie, his son George and daughter Nina, and three grandchildren Nico, Aris and Lexi. Nico was a husband, father, … Continue reading

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Rediscovered Treasures

Thanks to the continuing Marilyn! season in Brooklyn, some of Marilyn’s lesser-known movies are being reassessed. AltScreen devotes an entire post to critical analysis of Monkey Business, while over at Slant, Joseph Jan Lanthier compares Marilyn’s portrait of a disturbed … Continue reading

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Top 10 Classic Hollywood Actors

Marilyn comes in 3rd, after Orson Welles and Humphrey Bogart, on this list from Screen Junkies. Along with Bette Davis, she is the only woman on the list – and she appeared in All About Eve alongside Davis, as well … Continue reading

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‘Monkey Business’ Reappraised

Film critic Peter Bradshaw, of The Guardian, thinks Howard Hawks’ Monkey Business (1952), featuring Marilyn as inept secretary Miss Laurel, is an ‘ace ape jape’: “It is part romp, part druggie-surrealist masterpiece, and a complete joy. ‘Monkey Business’ is undervalued … Continue reading

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Howard Hawks Season in UK

Marilyn’s two films with Howard Hawks – Monkey Business (1952) and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) will be screened at the Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh this March, as part of a tribute season to this multi-talented director, beginning this Friday with … Continue reading

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‘Monkey Business’ in Huntsville

The Political Science Junior Fellows will host its second annual Legends of Hollywood Film Festival at the Wynne Home Arts Center in Huntsville, Texas, on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 6. This year’s festival will feature two Marilyn Monroe films: … Continue reading

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