Silver Screen Sirens
Hometown Story - Marilyn Monroe
Released in May 1951, Hometown Story features a stunning young Marilyn Monroe on the brink of stardom. It is a rare glimpse of Monroe before her breakthrough roles in Niagra and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which catapulted her to fame... and into history! See Monroe as her star just begins to twinkle... this Special Edition is a must for fans, collectors, and film buffs alike!
The Outlaw - Jane Russell
The publicity surrounding The Outlaw's release was a masterpiece. Armed with stills of 19-year-old Jane Russell revealing a remarkable decolletage (while stooping to pick up a pair of milk pails!), Producer and Director Howard Hughes spent tens of thousands of dollars to purposely agitate the censors and arouse public indignation. He released the film independently in San Francisco in 1943 after United Artists refused to distribute it; it was quickly closed down by civic groups. By 1946, when Hughes finally re-released the film, audiences flocked to theaters.
Whistle Stop - Ava Gardner
Although Ava Gardner had appeared in several movies, this was the film that gave her the opportunity to play in The Killers and shoot to stardom. As Mary, she returns to the small town of Whistle Stop after a two year absence to find her old boyfriend, Raft, still up to his old ways. He is still a lazy lout who prefers to spend his time making love, playing cards and drinking. Mary attempts to divert him, but just as he decides to turn honest, and things seem set for him and Mary, he is framed for a murder.