Fashion Show, Lauren Bacall, Cameron Mitchell, Marilyn Monroe (in background), "How to Marry a Millionaire," (1953)

Screen capture, “How to Marry a Millionaire,” 1953

 

The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Costume Design — more about the movie:

Distributed by 20th Century Fox, How to Marry a Millionaire was filmed in Technicolor and was the first film ever to be photographed in the new CinemaScope wide-screen process, although it was the second Cinemascope film released by Fox after the biblical epic film The Robe.

 

How to Marry a Millionaire was also the first 1950s color and CinemaScope film ever to be shown on prime time network television (though panned-and-scanned), when it was presented as the first film on NBC Saturday Night at the Movies on September 23, 1961.

 

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How to Marry a Millionaire premiered at the Fox Wilshire Theatre (now the Saban Theatre), in Beverly Hills, California, on November 4, 1953. The film was a box office success earning $8 millions worldwide and $7.5 million domestically, making it Fox’s second highest grossing film of that year (with The Robe being the first), and was the fourth highest-grossing film of 1953, whereas Monroe’s previous feature Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was the ninth.

 

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