Rock Hudson narrates a compilation of clips from Marilyn Monroe's 20th Century-Fox movies. The documentary traces Monroe's early studio beginnings as a bit player in "A Ticket to Tomahawk" ...
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Rock Hudson narrates a compilation of clips from Marilyn Monroe's 20th Century-Fox movies. The documentary traces Monroe's early studio beginnings as a bit player in "A Ticket to Tomahawk" to her final screen moments in the unfinished "Something's Got to Give."Written by
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For almost 3 decades, this documentary contained all the clips from Somethjng's Get To Give the public saw. It was said the film was 'unwatchable,' Marilyn's scenes were 'terrible,' and the colour had faded from the negatives. The only one of these true was the last - the colour had degenerated over time. One reason the film was kept from public view, was so it would go along with 20th Century Fox's long-held (fabricated) story of Marilyn being the (sole) cause of the film being shut down. In actual fact, Marilyn had been rehire by Fox - several days before her passing - at terms which were much fairer to an actor of her magnitude, and would also be the concluding film in Marilyn's Fox contract. Tragically, this film, never was, the truth was withheld for decades. See more »
The clip of Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend used in the doc is not an alternate CinemaScope take. It is the exact version lifted from the original Academy Ratio version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. However, the doc was released as a Scope movie, and they zoomed-in on the 1.33 image to create a faux Scope version. Wish it were an alternate version, but sadly it is not... That said, the documentary is a lot of fun, especially in light of Rock Hudson's known public history today compared to that of 1963. It's also interesting watching Rock being manly by smoking while watching the clips - looks terribly effected from today's perspective. It does contain the clips from her unfinished film which has been released on DVD a while back.
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