Monday, July 25, 2011

Marilyn Monroe Explains Heat Waves

Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

In 1954, 20th Century Fox released There's No Business Like Show Business, starring the incredible cast of Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Marilyn Monroe, Dan Dailey, Mitzi Gaynor, Richard Eastham, and Johnnie Ray. It was Merman's first big movie role, as she had previously been a huge star of stage and recordings.

Marilyn Monroe

But with the recent weather, I was reminded of Marilyn Monroe's number in the show, Heat Wave. The movie featured the music of Irving Berlin, and the tlaents of some of the best in the business. Here is Heat Wave.

Ethel Merman

Merman certainly had her turn in the spotlight for this movie, including her stirring rendition of the title song. It was not her first time singing the song, as she had sung it many a time when she was starring in the Broadway hit, Annie Get Your Gun.

While it has become a quite popular as vintage movie musicals go, the movie was met with a lukewarm response, both from critics and the public.

Check it out, there are some fantastic moments.

Cast of  There's No Business Like Show Business


  1. Howard we watched this not long ago. Neither of us had seen it in some time and we thought it would be nice to see it on our big screen. Wow! We always thought it was an excellent film, but it really came together visually when we could see it on a big screen, as it was intended to be viewed.

  2. Kyle, So very true. Most movies were meant to be seen 'larger than life' and take on a different feel when you do so.



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