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Marilyn Monroe landed her first big role in 1952, co-starring in Monkey Business with Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers; just 10 years later she was dead, having made 15 films of varying quality and success which, together with her carefully-cultivated style and public persona, made her one of the icons of the age. Monroe first sang in a film in 1948's Ladies of the Chorus, scored her first "hot" song with "Kiss" in 1953's Niagara, then knocked 'er dead that same year with a slew of unforgettable songs as the quintessential "dumb" (not-so-dumb) blonde Lorelei Lee in 20th Century Fox's remake of the 1949 musical adaptation of Anita Loos' 1925 satire Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and, of course, most notably, with "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend", one of only 3 songs from that show's rich score by Jule Styne and Leo Robin that made it into the film. Monroe wasn't principally a songstress, but her small body of work included quite a few opportunities to do just that. Ken and company take on the best from those films, including There's No Business Like Show Business (1954), Bus Stop (1956), Some Like It Hot (1959...ah, what a film!), and Let's Make Love (1960).
Event Personnel
Ken Peplowski, reeds, director
 Some Like It Hot
(1958) Some Like It Hot Matty Malneck, I.A.L. Diamond (m)
 Two Little Girls From Little Rock
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Leo Robin (w) Jule Styne (m)
 Heat Wave
(1933) As Thousands Cheer Irving Berlin (w/m)
(1942) Irving Berlin (w/m)
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Leo Robin (w) Jule Styne (m)
 You'll Never Know
(1943) Hello, Frisco, Hello Mack Gordon (w) Harry Warren (m)
(1960) Let's Make Love Sammy Cahn (w) Jimmy Van Heusen (m)
 I'm Thru With Love
(1931) Gus Kahn (w) Matty Malneck, Fud Livingston (m)
 River Of No Return
(1954) River Of No Return Ken Darby (w) Lionel Newman (m)
 Runnin' Wild
(1922) Joe Grey, Leo Wood (w) A. Harrington Gibbs (m)
 I Wanna Be Loved by You
(1928) Good Boy Bert Kalmar (w) Harry Ruby, Herbert Stothart (m)
 My Heart Belongs To Daddy
(1938) Leave It To Me! Cole Porter (w/m)
 You'd Be Surprised
(1919) Ziegfeld Follies of 1919 Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Bye, Bye Baby
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Leo Robin (w) Jule Styne (m)
 Sweet Georgia Brown
(1925) Kenneth Casey (w) Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard (m)
 How About You?
(1941) Babes On Broadway Ralph Freed (w) Burton Lane (m)
 Down Among the Sheltering Palms
(1914) Leo Wood, James Brockman (w) Abe Olman (m)
 That Old Black Magic
(1942) Star Spangled Rhythm Johnny Mercer (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Leo Robin (w) Jule Styne (m)

Ticket/Venue Info
Some Like It Hot Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
A38.00  34.25  32.50  30.50  19.00 
B34.00  30.75  29.00  27.25  17.00 
C28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  14.00 
D20.00  18.00  17.00  16.00  10.00 
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