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Dryden Theatre presents ‘Marilyn Monroe Wednesdays’ throughout July and August


Rochester, N.Y. July 14, 2009—The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House is remembering the fabulous, but all too short, career of Marilyn Monroe on Wednesdays throughout July and August, with a series of her best dramatic and comedic work.

Next up in the series, titled “Marilyn Monroe Wednesdays,” is Gentleman Prefer Blondes, featuring the classic song “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” Also on the series roster is How to Marry A Millionaire, in which the stellar cast pairs Monroe with Lauren Bacall and Betty Grable, and The Seven Year Itch, featuring the iconic image of Monroe’s dress blowing upward. Plus, any retrospective of Monroe’s body of work must include her genius comic timing in Some Like it Hot.

The films of “Marilyn Monroe Wednesdays”

Wednesday, July 15 GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (Howard Hawks, US 1953, 91 min.)

Wednesday, July 22             HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE (Jean Negulesco, US 1953, 95 min.)

Wednesday, July 29 THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH (Billy Wilder, US 1955, 105 min.)  

Wednesday, Aug. 5 RIVER OF NO RETURN (Otto Preminger, US 1954, 91 min.)  

Wednesday, Aug. 12 BUS STOP (Joshua Logan, US 1956, 96 min.)  

Wednesday, Aug. 19 SOME LIKE IT HOT (Billy Wilder, US 1959, 120 min.)  

Wednesday, Aug. 26 THE MISFITS (John Huston, US 1961, 124 min.)

Films begin at 8 p.m. in the Dryden Theatre. Admission to each screening is $7 general admission and $5 members and students. Complete listings and information for “Marilyn Monroe Wednesdays” can be found at dryden.eastmanhouse.org. The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House is located at 900 East Ave., Rochester.

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