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RARE Marilyn Monroe - Rehearsal Of "Some Like It Hot "1958

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1958 - Billy Wilder originally wanted Mitzi Gaynor for the part of Sugar. But after Billy received a letter from Marilyn Monroe who was seeking a new film role, he immediately offered her the part and sent her the script. Marilyn wasn't sure that she wanted to play another dumb blonde. She said to her then-husband Arthur Miller: "Surely this would be the dumbest blonde ever if she cannot see that they are men in drag." But Miller pointed out that all the characters in the script are fooled by the disguises. Miller encouraged her to accept as he said he could see the potential in it being one of the funniest films ever. Marilyn accepted and met up with Walter and Harold Mirisch to sign on the dotted line. Copyright © Peter Sneyder 2014 • All Rights Reserved.