OFFICIAL BLOG OF NIAGARA FALLS TOURISM
Photos by George Bailey...
|NIAGARA FALLS IS HOT|
By GEORGE BAILEY
|4 comments Latest by Niagara Blog 07/20/10 22:43:18 EDT|
If you live in this part of the world you’ll know Niagara Falls, Canada is experiencing an extremely hot summer (now, no complaining remember our past winter)!
It reminds me of another very hot summer in Niagara Falls history. It was June of 1952 during the making of the movie “Niagara” starring that lovely Hollywood star, Marilyn Monroe. For the 15 days of filming temperatures were a sweltering 100 degrees. So hot that 26 year old Marilyn and her co-star, Joseph Cotten had to make several clothing changes during the filming. The 89 minute movie was the first movie in which she received top billing. It established her legendary mesmerizing sexuality.
If you ever get to see this classic Niagara movie look for my dad who “starred” with Marilyn. He was working as first mate on the Maid of the Mist and you can see him on the gangplank. Now don’t blink!
I’ve attached a photo from my collection that’s found in book that I wrote about, “Marilyn Monroe and the Making of Niagara”.
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Our family vacation will take us to Niagara Falls this year! Where can we get a copy of your book?...My husband is a long time fan of Ms. Monroe! I enjoy your blog....thanks.
Harriet, Sorry, I no longer have any books for sale. You might be able to find one on E-bay. Good Luck
CAROL MESSING NAVARRO
JUST READ YOUR BLOG.I VISITED THE WEB SIGHT TO SEE WHAT'S NEW IN NIAGARA FALLS. I WAS BORN AND RAISED THERE,BUT I LIVE IN ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA NOW. I MISS NIAGARA FALLS SO MUCH, FEELING A LITTLE HOMESICK.HOPE TO GET BACK SOON TO VISIT AND HAVE SOME GOOD OLD BUTTER TARTS AND GO OUT TO BETTY'S AND HAVE SOME FANTASTIC FISH AND CHIPS AND LEMON PIE. HOMESICK IN CALIFORNIA
That's a great photo of Marilyn!
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