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''How To Marry a Millionaire'' is one of the best movies to watch when you're sick at home


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How to Marry a Millionaire: Everett Collection

”How To Marry a Millionaire” is one of the best movies to watch when you’re sick at home

GENRE Marilyn Monroe

INGREDIENTS Monroe (pictured, at right), who adds nearsighted klutziness to her usual smart-dumb blonde shtick, joins forces with fellow Manhattan gold-diggers Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall (at left and center) as they seek rich husbands and wear fabulous clothes

YOU CAN SLEEP THROUGH The lengthy orchestral pre-credit sequence

STAY AWAKE FOR Bacall telling a suitor she likes older men, like that ”old fella what’s-his-name in The African Queen

HEALING POWERS On screen at least, nothing bad ever happens to Marilyn Monroe. She and her girlfriends are not bad to look at, especially in Cinemascope and in chic 1953 fashions.

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Seven-Year Itch, Some Like It Hot