"How to Marry a Millionaire", from 1953, was on the Retroplex channel the other night, a movie I hadn"t watched in years. This comedy stars Betty Grable, Lauren Bacontact, and also Marilyn Monroe as three golddigging models who set out to discover husbands via lots of money.

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William Travilla was the costume designer for the film, under the direction of Charles LeMaire. They were nominated for an Academy Award for the film, although the Osauto visited "The Robe". Of course, Travilla is best well-known for his work with Monroe, as he was able to engineer costumes for her that proved her to her best benefit.
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While 20th Century Fox enabled Marilyn to present as much cleavage as she wanted off display, she was forced to be spanned up in her movies. Travilla actually wired the inside of Monroe"s costumes to keep her breasts from bouncing on display screen.
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"How to Marry a Millionaire" was the second film by Fox developed in Cinemascope. While the film labs insisted that tright here was no distortion, the truth was that Cinemascope did widen the actresses on the display screen. Close-ups had actually to be avoided. Full skirts were the height of fashion at the time, yet all 3 actresses initially refoffered to wear them bereason of the on-screen distortion. LeMaire did not want the Fox designers to appear ignorant of current fashion, so he called a meeting of the 3 actresses. Grable and Bacontact agreed to wear some complete skirted costumes, most having actually the fullness flare from the lower hips. Monroe was insistent on wearing tight skirts throughout the film.
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Many type of of the comic moments in the film are gave by Marilyn"s character, that is blind as a bat and also can not see without her glasses. She stumbles and bumbles roughly, continually hiding her glasses once in the agency of guys.
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Travilla had the ability to architecture lots of evening gowns for the film as we watch the 3 girls day the miscellaneous millionaires. But the finest scene is the fashion show, wbelow we gain to see a parade of summer retype fashions and beachwear. The film is a "must see" for that scene alone!Here is a brief clip from the fashion display wbelow Marilyn wears a red bapoint suit and cover-up studded via rhinestones. Check out the clear plastic platforms on her shoes! You"ll see one of Marilyn"s funny moments at the finish when she trips bereason she can not check out without her glasses.

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