Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Battle of the Blondes

TCM doesn't have a traditional Star of the Month this November. Instead, they're taking a look at some of Hollywood's greatest blondes. Tonight sees two brought to us by Fox in the 1950s: Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield. Each of the two gets the spotlight for two movies. First up is Monroe, whose two movies I've blogged about before:

Niagara, at 8:00, in which Monroe plays the wife of Joseph Cotten; and
Some Like It Hot at 9:45 PM.

Mansfield's two films are

The Girl Can't Help It at midnight, followed by
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? at 2:00 AM

It would be nice if TCM could get the broadcast rights to some of the old Blondie movies of the 1940s, but as I understand it, even though they were produced at Columbia, the rights are held by King Features, the syndicate that distributes the comic strip (or whatever the heir to King Features is).

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