TITLE: HOW TO BE VERY VERY POPULAR
FORMAT: British quad (30 x 40 inches)
STARS: Betty Grable, Sheree North, Robert Cummings. DIRECTOR: Nunnally Johnson
NOTES: Most infamous as being the film which Marilyn Monroe refused to do, leading to her celebrated walk-out on 20th Century Fox. At the last minute the unknown starlet, Sheree North, was levered into the role, which she played as a clone of Marilyn Monroe, aping her look and her voice. Her undoubted skills as a mimic did not serve her well and it is probably fair to say that the movie killed her career at the outset, although she was not without looks, charm and ability. As a result, Sheree North was sidelined by the studio who, instead, put its efforts into building the persona of its other emerging starlet, Jayne Mansfield. An unremarkable little 50s comedy but one which played quite a part in Hollywood history and politics.
CONDITION: Grade A. Folded, as issued.