When visiting Niagara Falls this year, I photographed a picture of Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 Box Office Hit, Niagara. It was hanging in of the hotel's hallways. The picture was old, brown and in an old frame. I photographed it "as is".
Last night, Niagara was playing on cable TV. Niagara is a 1953 thriller released by Twentieth Century-Fox, directed by Henry Hathaway, and starring Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Casey Adams (Max Showalter), and Marilyn Monroe. Unlike other films of the time, Niagara was filmed in Technicolor and was one of Fox's biggest box office hits of the year. Undoubtedly, the best reason to see Niagara is just as trailer promised: for the scenery.
Monroe was given first billing in Niagara which elevated her to star status. Her following two films of that year, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with Jane Russell, and How to Marry a Millionaire, with Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall, were even bigger successes.
I restored the picture, while listening to the movie. This is...