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Movie Picks | Been Rich All My Life (2006) | 1930s Cotton Club Dancers Still Struttin’ Their Stuff in Their 80s

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This documentary about an inspiring group of dancing divas truly proves “age ain’t nothin’ but a number” and that you’re never too old to strut your stuff. In the 1930s, Marion Coles, Elaine Ellis, Cleo Hayes, Fay Ray, and Berte Lou Wood were sensational chorus girls at Harlem’s famed Cotton Club and Apollo Theater. (more…)

Movie Picks | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) | “Square-cut or pear-shaped, these rocks don’t lose their shape!”

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Two bombshell friends, Lorelei (Marilyn Monroe), who loves diamonds, and Dorothy (Jane Russell), who loves men, travel by ocean liner from New York to Paris, while a private detective covers their tracks. This film has plenty of glamour and dazzling musical numbers to mesmerize every time.

Directed by Howard Hawks
Screenplay by Charles Lederer (based on Anita Loos’s 1925 novel Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady)
Produced by Sol C. Siegel
Released by 20th Century Fox

Movie Picks | Cover Girl (1944) | Rita Hayworth dazzles in Technicolor

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Rusty Parker (Rita Hayworth), a beautiful nightclub dancer from Brooklyn, has dreams of hitting the big time. When she wins a cover girl contest, her new pampered lifestyle threatens her relationship with her sweetheart. Directed by Charles Vidor Screenplay by Virginia Van Upp Produced by Arthur Schwartz Released by Columbia Pictures