Screen Goddesses “Marilyn Monroe”

“Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars
for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul”

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Marilyn Monroe first came onto my movie radar
whilst watching John Huston’s 1950 The Asphalt Jungle,
now granted she only had a minor role in the fillm but it
was a good performance and a launch pad for her career.

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The 50’s was a whirlwind of endless success for Marilyn,
she was the pin up girl that everyone wanted a piece of,
every A-List actor & director wanted to work with her,
every man wanted to date her – she was and still is
Marilyn Monroe the Sexiest Woman Of All Time.

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Marilyn Monroe brought an innocence & beauty to the screen
like no other movie actress – she won a Golden Globe for her
role as Sugar Kane in 1959’s Some Like It Hot and during
her successful spell in the 1950’s made over a dozen endearing
movies showing off her talent and that infectious smile of hers.

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In 2010 we visited Marilyn Monroe’s star on the
Hollywood Walk Of Fame and her final resting place
The Westwood Memorial in L.A – i’m sure many reading
this have done the same – just our way of paying our
respect to one of the screen’s brightest stars
Marilyn Monroe

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Top 30 Directors – No.29

Frank Capra

Frank Capra was one of the top directors
during the 1930s winning 3 Oscars as Director

It Happened One Night (1934)
The first Movie to win the Oscar Slam
Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director & Screenplay

Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
Capra & Stewart combine in this Inspiring Classic

Arsenic & Old Lace (1944)
Cary Grant & Priscilla Lane – Comedy at it’s Finest

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
James Stewart in an all time Movie Classic
Nominated for Five Oscars

Frank Capra born on May 18, 1897 (Sicily)

Fact
: Hosted the Academy Awards in 1936 & 1939

My Top 5 Frank Capra Movies:
1. It Happened One Night
2. It’s a Wonderful Life
3. Arsenic & Old Lace
4. Mr Smith Goes To Washington
5. Mr Deeds Goes To Town