Dynamic Dames Film Series

Harrison Held, Juliet Hyde White, Christian Meoli, Sloan DeForrest
Photo: Michele Marotta
The Dynamic Dames Film Series got off to a dynamic start Saturday night at Hollywood's new Arena Cinelounge. The opening night audience was warmly welcomed by noted journalist Sloan DeForrest. The series featured the noir thriller "Don't Bother to Knock" starring the incomparable Marilyn Monroe in her first starring part in a movie.

Made in 1952 on an very low budget, the film showcased Ms. Monroe's vast range in a very unusual role as a psychotic babysitter. 20th Century Fox Studio head Daryl Zanuck had faith in Ms. Monroe's star power and talents and cast her in the role. The film was written by Oscar winning writer Daniel Taradash who won the Academy Award for his screenplay of "From Here to Eternity."

Prior to the screening, esteemed Marilyn Remembered fan club president Greg Schreiner and costumer Juliet Hyde White, daughter of Wilfrid Hyde White Marilyn's co-star from her film "Let's Make Love," joined entertainment reporter/actor Harrison Held for an informative Q&A where it was revealed that "Don't Bother to Knock" was Marilyn's favorite role and that the film was so low budget that only one take of each scene was allowed.

The Dynamic Dames series continues through December 9 and is produced by Aussie beauty Camilla Jackson. For tickets, visit www.arenascreen.com.

Posted By Discover Hollywood on November 29, 2017 12:58 pm | Permalink