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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Good evening everyone,
    It was great the other day to come across a big pile of classic American movie Lobby cards here in Mexico displayed in Spanish. Among the ones I bought were some lobby cards with Marilyn Monroe in her first big screen movie called " Ladies of the Chorus " The movie was released in 1948 and considered a B movie and was pulled from the movie theaters not too long after it's release and Marilyn Monroe's contract with Columbia Pictures was not renewed. This of coarse was before Marilyn become a big star. In this lobby card Marilyn Monroe is billed second following Adele Jergens who was credited first. In the 1950's the lobby card was re released featuring Marilyn as the number one star.

    Her name was placed before the title, not only in advertising but on the film itself, which remains today.

    The Movie: Wikipedia

    Ladies of the Chorus is a 1948 American musical romantic drama directed by Phil Karlson and starring Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe and Rand Brooks. The screenplay, written by Harry Sauber and Joseph Carole, was based on a story by Sauber.


    Peggy Martin (Marilyn Monroe) and her mother Mae (Adele Jergens) both work as burlesque chorus girls. After star Bubbles LaRue quits, Joe, the stage manager, asks Mae to do a specialty number, but Mae secretly arranges for Peggy to do the number instead, and her performance is so good that she is given the starring spot.

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    1. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Her candle burned out long before her legend ever will, the one and only for sure Thomas!!
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Great find, I think these need some good mylar protection !~
    3. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Mylar and backing boards for sure Phil. I'm cleaning the dust of each one first many years of being piled up on dirty shelves. I used a very lightly damped cloth on some others I bought without doing any damage. The Marilyn and some others so far I am just using a dry dust cloth to clean them. I'm hoping to find some more information on cleaning them without causing damage.
    4. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 5 years ago
      Great trivia. Love it.
    5. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      It was a nice surprise to find Marilyn in her first movie Wandlessfairy, when she was still unknown as an actress.
    6. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Kerry, Jlmam, wandlessfairy, Manikin, iggy, Scotty, bijoucaillouvintage, Judy, ravage60, vetraio50, fortapache, Michael, Phil,Thomas and Roy thanks for stopping by and sharing the loves.
    7. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Wow Roddy Marilyn Monroe? No matter what language it's in, this is definitely a special find!
    8. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      This is for sure Rick the language is all the same when it comes to Marilyn Monroe:)

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