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"some Like it Hot": Marilyn's Songs at Oregon Festival of American Music at The John G Shedd Institute for the Arts

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Wed, August 6, 2014
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Marilyn Monroe landed her first big role in 1952, co-starring in Monkey Business with Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers; just 10 years later she was dead, having made 15 films of varying quality and success which, together with her carefully-cultivated style and public persona, made her one of the icons of the age. Monroe first sang in a film in 1948's Ladies of the Chorus, scored her first "hot" song with "Kiss" in 1953's Niagara, then knocked 'er dead that same year with a slew of unforgettable songs as the quintessential "dumb" (not-so-dumb) blonde Lorelei Lee in 20th Century Fox's remake of the 1949 musical adaptation of Anita Loos' 1925 satire Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and, of course, most notably, with "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend", one of only 3 songs from that show's rich score by Jule Styne and Leo Robin that made it into the film...

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