Wednesday, February 10, 2010
How to Marry a Millionaire (according to Schatze Page)
Perhaps a foremother to Sex and the City, and one of my absolute favorite movies, not only because it's fun to watch, the costumes are fantastic, the actors amazing, the soundtrack super catchy, and the street scenes of 1950's New York mesmerizing, but the sets...oh, the sets... are aces! How to Marry a Millionaire was released in 1953 and broke a multitude of records in terms of advancement in technology. It starred Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lauren Bacall. It's a story about three beautiful New York women searching for millionaires, but ending up with true loves. Schatze was the great exception, she found love in a millionaire (lucky gal).
At the start of the movie, Schatze shows up at an appointment to look at a penthouse at Sutton Place South and East 55th.
The ladies are perpetually broke so they contact auto dealerships to "demonstrate rides" for them. It's cheaper than a taxi!
Schatze arriving in the sparsely, yet elegantly, decorated entry.
Schatze first enters the dreamy apartment.
A view looking out to the veranda and painted backdrop of New York.
Schatze sits to write a check for the deposit; first and last months rent. I love, love, love the dining table-cum-writing table.
Marilyn, Pola, shows up to share the apartment with Schatze.
Hot dogs and champagne on the veranda.
A view of the apartment before the furniture was sold to make money to pay for rent.
The apartment after the furniture was sold. I'm crazy about that chair in the background.
In the end they all get married and I suppose live happily ever after.
****sorry for the poor picture quality****