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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
Music by Matty Malneck, I.A.L. Diamond
 Two Little Girls From Little Rock
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Jule Styne
 Heat Wave
(1933) As Thousands Cheer
Words & music by Irving Berlin
Words & music by Irving Berlin
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Jule Styne
 You'll Never Know
(1943) Hello, Frisco, Hello
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
(1960) Let's Make Love
Words by Sammy Cahn - Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
 I'm Thru With Love
Words by Gus Kahn - Music by Matty Malneck, Fud Livingston
 River Of No Return
(1954) River Of No Return
Words by Ken Darby - Music by Lionel Newman
 Runnin' Wild
Words by Joe Grey, Leo Wood - Music by A. Harrington Gibbs
 I Wanna Be Loved by You
(1928) Good Boy
Words by Bert Kalmar - Music by Harry Ruby, Herbert Stothart
 My Heart Belongs To Daddy
(1938) Leave It To Me!
Words & music by Cole Porter
 You'd Be Surprised
(1919) Ziegfeld Follies of 1919
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Bye, Bye Baby
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Jule Styne
 Sweet Georgia Brown
Words by Kenneth Casey - Music by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard
 How About You?
(1941) Babes On Broadway
Words by Ralph Freed - Music by Burton Lane
 Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Words by Leo Wood, James Brockman - Music by Abe Olman
 That Old Black Magic
(1942) Star Spangled Rhythm
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend
(1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Words by Leo Robin - Music by Jule Styne
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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