70 Years Ago: Marilyn in ‘Let’s Make It Legal’

Marilyn spends only a few minutes onscreen in the 1951 romantic comedy, Let’s Make It Legal – one of my least favourite Monroe films, with its mundane plot, stilted dialogue and leading man Macdonald Carey, so devoid of charisma that even Hollywood legend Claudette Colbert couldn’t relieve the tedium. And yet, despite having little to do, Marilyn was still bubbly and beautiful.

The latest issue of French e-zine Crazy for You looks in depth at Let’s Make It Legal, taking in Marilyn’s screen test with a young Robert Wagner, her gorgeous costumes by Renié, plus additional and cut footage from the movie.