Something's Gotta Give

Marilyn Monroe (subject, starring)
George Cukor (director)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1962. Vintage wardrobe test shot of actress Marilyn Monroe in a bikini, taken for the unfinished 1962 film. The studio would later retouch the test shots released to the public to hide Monroe's abdominal scar from a gallbladder surgery in 1961.

Based on the 1940 screwball comedy "My Favorite Wife," the Twentieth Century-Fox remake would have been a return to film for Monroe, then coming back from a yearlong reprieve from acting—the result of drug addiction and several serious health issues. Midway through production, in June, 1962, the studio would fire Monroe, citing "spectacular absenteeism," only to rehire the actress months later, purportedly at the insistence of costar Dean Martin. Filming was set to restart in October, but in August Monroe would be found dead of an overdose at her home in Los Angeles. Most of the film's completed footage would remain unseen for years, until rediscovered in the late 1980s and assembled into a one-hour documentary, "Marilyn: Something's Got to Give" (1989).

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine, with light wear at the corners and a tiny nick on the top edge.

[Book #151569]