Marilyn Monroe: the Diamond Collection, Vol. 1

Marilyn Monroe: the Diamond Collection, Vol. 1

Billy Wilder, Howard Hawks, Jean Negulesco, Joshua Logan,

DVD (Wide Screen / Mono / Stereo / Dolby 5.1)


This splendid DVD box set from CBS/Fox Video will delight Marilyn Monroe fans as much as Hollywood historians. The set includes five of Monroe's most famous movies and an extra DVD featuring a documentary entitled "Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days," as well as a rough cut of her last, never-completed project. The five films that make up the package are Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Seven Year Itch, There's No Business Like Show Business, How to Marry a Millionaire, and Bus Stop. All of these films have been returned to their original theatrical aspect ratios and were remastered in the anamorphic process. The original mono soundtracks have been spruced up in Dolby Digital 5.1 and the sounds of the film are as rich and full as the remastered Technicolor images. The bonanza of extras includes the new documentary that follows the ill-fated shooting of the never-completed "Something's Gotta Give" and ends with Monroe's overdose. In a really special coup, 45 minutes of never-before-seen footage from the movie have been edited together and are added to the DVD. The footage looks great even if the movie seems like it was shaping up to be nothing more than an ill-advised remake of the superior My Favorite Wife. Regardless, this is an exceptional DVD box set.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/29/2001
UPC: 0024543014027
Rating: NR
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, stereo, monaural]
Time: 10:52:00

Special Features

40 minutes of never-before-seen footage from Monroe's final film Something's Got to Give; bonus disc featuring the documentary Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marilyn Monroe Primary Artist,Actor,Cherie,The Girl,Lorelei Lee,Pola Debevoise,Vicky
Betty Grable Loco Dempsey
Ethel Merman Molly Donahue
Jane Russell Dorothy Shaw
Dean Martin Actor
Don Murray Bo Decker
Donald O'Connor Tim Donahue
Tom Ewell Richard Sherman
Arthur O'Connell Virgil "Virge" Blessing
Charles Coburn Sir Francis Beekman
Cyd Charisse Actor
Evelyn Keyes Helen Sherman
Lauren Bacall Schatze Page
Betty Field Grace
Dan Dailey Terrance Donahue
David Wayne Freddie Denmark
Elliott Reid Det. Malone
Sonny Tufts Tom MacKenzie
Eileen Heckart Vera
Johnny Ray Steve Donahue
Robert Strauss Kruhulik
Rory Calhoun Eben
Tommy Noonan Gus Esmond

Technical Credits
Billy Wilder Director
Howard Hawks Director
Jean Negulesco Director
Joshua Logan Director
Patty Ivins Director
Walter Lang Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Marilyn Monroe: Diamond Collection - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
1. Two Little Girls From Little Rock
2. Main Titles
3. Dorothy & Lorelei
4. Off to France
5. The Stateroom
6. Bye Bye Baby
7. Stop Having Fun
8. Ain't There Anyone Here For Love?
9. Seating Arrangements
10. Piggy
11. Mr. Malone
12. Lady Beckman's Tiara
13. Mr. Spofford's Table
14. Someone Worthwhile
15. In a Jam
16. The Blonde Burglar
17. Plan B
18. Piggy's Present
19. A Wrong Guy
20. Paris
21. The Jig's Up
22. When Love Goes Wrong
23. Gus Come to Paris
24. Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
25. The Missing Tiara
26. A Girl Like I
27. Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend (Reprise)
28. Who's Got the Tiara?
29. Lorelei's Logc
30. A Double Wedding
Disc #2 -- Marilyn Monroe: Diamond Collection - The Seven Year Itch
1. Main Titles
2. The Summer Vacation
3. Mr. Sherman
4. The Summer Renter
5. Mr. Sherman's Imagination
6. A Crash Landing
7. Rachmaninoff Reverie
8. Mr. Kruhulik
9. The Tomato
10. The Champagne
11. The Piano
12. At the Office
13. The Itch
14. Worst-Case Scenario
15. Abstention
16. At the Movies
17. Air Conditioned
18. The Paddle
19. Guilt
20. Another Opinion
21. Tom MacKenzie
22. The 8:47 Train
Disc #3 -- Marilyn Monroe: Diamond Collection - How to Marry a Millionaire
1. Street Scene
2. Main Titles
3. Women of Decision
4. The Marriage Plan
5. Three Months Later
6. Tables For Two
7. The Powder Room
8. Rich Dreams
9. A Fashion Show
10. Brewster's Lodge
11. Denmark's Return
12. The Future Mrs. Blinky
13. Measles In Maine
14. One More Try
15. Blind as a Bat
16. A Man Without Trees
17. Back to New York
18. The Fifty Millionth Car
19. Money Isn't Everything
20. A Change of Mind
21. Wedding Day
22. A Change of Heart
23. A Delayed Decision
24. The Bride's New Bankroll
Disc #4 -- Marilyn Monroe: Diamond Collection - There's No Business Like Show Business
1. Main Titles
2. Meet the Donahues
3. A Better Life
4. A New Act
5. Trouble at School
6. To Make a Buck
7. Alexander's Ragtime Band
8. The Hat-Check Girl
9. After You Get What You Want, You Don't Want It
10. The "Interview"
11. What a Family!
12. Steve's Goodbye Party
13. If You Believe
14. Sorry, Wrong Number
15. Heat Wave
16. Tim's Plan
17. A Man Chases a Girl (Until She Catches Him)
18. The Kids' Big News
19. Lazy
20. Father Donahue
21. Big Stars Blues
22. The Show Must Go On
23. A Sailor's Not a Sailor ('Til a Sailor's Been Tattooed)
24. The Trouble With Tim
25. Terry's Decision
26. Something In Common
27. There's No Business Like Show Business
28. Together Again
Disc #5 -- Marilyn Monroe: Diamond Collection - Bus Stop
1. Main Titles
2. Off to the Big City
3. Grace's Diner
4. Phoenix
5. Cherie's Direction
6. Bo's Angel
7. Bo & Cherie
8. Engaged?
9. Good Morning!
10. The Parade
11. The Rodeo
12. Runaway Bride
13. The Escape Plan
14. Roped In
15. Abducted
16. Love In Mind
17. Snowed In
18. Bo's Hard Lesson
19. Apologies
20. I'm No Angel
21. Kissing For Serious
22. From the Heart
23. Virge's Goodbye
24. Her New Beau
Disc #6 -- Marilyn Monroe: Diamond Collection - The Final Days
1. A Movie That Might Have Been
2. Marilyn and Fox
3. Pre-Production
4. Sickness and Delays
5. In Her Absence
6. Emotional Influences
7. Birthday Suit
8. Raw Nerves
9. Fired!
10. Fighting Back
11. The Last Days
12. A Star Who Will Live Onscreen Forever
13. A Missing Wife
14. The Plot Thickens
15. The Real Adam
16. End Credit

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These are amazing movies! Everyone keeps me in stitches. Marilyn is such a vibrant, funny actress. This is a great collection. Definitely worth the money!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful... Any true Marilyn fan MUST have this in their collection. The Last Days of Marilyn is a wonderfully revealing documentary and the remastered version of Something's Got To Give is a can't miss! Pricey, but worth every penny!