Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has unveiled its list of favorite movie moments featuring Marilyn Monroe. The list comes as the network gears up for its Battle of the Blondes programming event in November, which will kick off with a Marilyn Monroe double-feature on Nov. 2. The list also reflects anticipation for My Week with Marilyn, a new feature film starring Michelle Williams as the blonde movie goddess.
TCM’s list of 10 Favorite Marilyn Moments spans from her iconic subway breeze sequence from The Seven Year Itch (1955) to her impeccable performance of “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). Also included on the list are scene-stealing moments from Monkey Business (1952) and How to Marry a Millionaire (1953); performances of the songs “That Old Black Magic” from Bus Stop (1956) and “Heat Wave” from There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954); and the memorably funny and touching “fuzzy end of the lollipop” scene with Tony Curtis in Some Like It Hot (1959).
Throughout November, TCM will celebrate Hollywood’s greatest blondes – natural and otherwise. Each Monday and Wednesday night’s lineup will feature two blondes going head-to-head in a pair of double-features, including Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield on Nov. 2,Veronica Lake and Lana Turner on Nov. 7, Judy Holliday and Jean Harlow on Nov. 9, Marlene Dietrich and Ursula Andress on Nov. 14, Carole Lombard and Mae West on Nov. 16, Janet Leigh and Brigitte Bardot on Nov. 21, Betty Grable and Doris Day on Nov. 23, Julie Christie and Diana Dors on Nov. 28 and Grace Kelly and Kim Novak on Nov. 30.
Here’s the list of the ’10 Favorite Marilyn Moments’ TCM will feature:
♥ Marilyn looks up at “Uncle Lon” when he sees her laying on the couch in The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
♥ Marilyn works on her “punctuation” in Monkey Business (1952)
♥ Marilyn establishes her trademark walk on the way to a bus station in Niagara (1953)
♥ Marilyn sings “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
♥ Marilyn takes her glasses off in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
♥ Marilyn sings and dances to “Heat Wave” in There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954)
♥ A subway breeze blows Marilyn’s white dress in The Seven Year Itch (1955)
♥ Marilyn sings “That Old Black Magic” in Bus Stop (1956)
♥ Marilyn talks to Tony Curtis about always getting “the fuzzy end of the lollipop” in Some Like It Hot (1959)
♥ Marilyn gets into a fight with Clark Gable in the desert in The Misfits (1961)
Don’t forget to check out Turner’s “Battle of the Blondes” every Monday and Wednesday’s in November on TCM.
My Week With Marilyn is a film directed by Simon Curtis and jointly written by Colin Clark and Adrian Hodges. The film stars Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain, Shutter Island), Eddie Redmayne (Black Death), and Kenneth Branagh (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) in a film about Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier’s, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957).
Credit: Turner Classic Movies, IMDB
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