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Snapshots in History: August 19: Remembering the 1942 Dieppe Raid

August 20, 2014 | John P. | Comments (0)


(Credit: Global TV National – YouTube - Battle of Dieppe uncovered; James Bond creator involved – Published on August 10, 2012 – 2:51)  



(Credit: Global TV National – YouTube – Tribute to Dieppe veterans – Published on August 21, 2012 – 2:19)  



(Credit: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), The National - YouTube – Posted by canmildoc - Dieppe Raid Survivor Jack McFarland of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (8/18/2012)- Published on August 18, 2012 – 7:24) 



(Credit: Raid on Dieppe, August 19th 1942: "Jubilee" operation from Association Jubilée Dieppe – Posted in 2013 – 12:00 – “This 3D animation was produced by Mr Pierre Deschamps in collaboration with certain members of the Operation Jubilee Memorial Museum Administration using a digital topographic model as well as archive photographs. This provides a detailed perception of the events of the Raid as they unfolded.”) 



(Credit: War Amps of Canada – YouTube – Dieppe Vignette – Uploaded on January 26, 2010 – 1:59) 



(Credit: Canadian Military History Online – YouTube - The Dieppe Raid A Decision Making Exercise Part 1: Operation Rutter – Published on August 18, 2013 – 14:40) 



(Credit: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Digital Archives – Life as a prisoner of war - Medium: Radio; Program: CBC Radio Special; Broadcast Date: Nov. 9, 1943; Guest(s): C.E., Major Page; Duration: 13:58) 


On August 19th and beyond, take a moment to remember the sacrifices made by soldiers in the nine (9) hour Dieppe Raid of August 19, 1942 intended to test German coastal defenses for a future Allied amphibious invasion. Canadian troops bore the brunt of the sacrifices on the Allied side with 907 soldiers killed (including 56 officers), 2,460 soldiers wounded, and 1,946 Canadian soldiers captured as prisoners-of-war out of a total Canadian troop strength of 4,963. This single day prisoner-of-war total for Canadian forces exceeded the number of Canadian soldiers captured in either the entire 1943-1945 Italian campaign or the entire 1944-1945 northwestern European campaign. Fifty-two (52) soldiers perished out of a total of 1,075 British commandos, while three (3) of fifty (50) American rangers died. The Royal Navy had seventy-five (75) sailors killed and some 269 missing-in-action or taken prisoner as well as losing 33 landing craft and one destroyer. 311 German soldiers were killed and 280 were wounded. In the air battle portion of the raid, the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) lost 119 aircraft with 62 airmen killed, compared to 48 aircraft lost for the Luftwaffe.  

The raid was considered a failure for the Allies and delayed plans for a much-needed Second Front being demanded by the Soviet Union on the Eastern Front to alleviate some pressure from the fighting there. One Allied success associated with the Dieppe Raid was to sabotage a German radar station and learn more about the German radar system as a starting point for developing radar jamming technology as a prelude to a future invasion of continental Europe.  More recently, information has come to light about British intelligence attempting to obtain German naval codes associated with the four-rotor Enigma Code machine from the German Admiralty by using commandos in conjunction with the Dieppe Raid. Controversy continues to this day over why Canadian and other Allied soldiers were sacrificed under plans developed by Combined Operations Headquarters under the auspices of Vice-Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten with the support of British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill and the tacit support of Canadian military commanders who desired Canadian troops to see military action after two (2) years in Great Britain. Some contend that Dieppe proved to be a necessary training ground for what was to come in Normandy in June 1944 with the invasion of northwestern Europe, while others feel that the human cost was too high in achieving this objective.

Two Canadians who became prisoners-of-war were awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) for their roles in the Dieppe Raid: Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Cecil Ingersoll Merritt (1908-2000), commanding officer of the South Saskatchewan Regiment who crossed a bridge under fire at least four times to take charge of an assault on concrete pillboxes; and Padre John Weir Foote (1904-1988) who declined the opportunity to embark and escape in order to care for wounded comrades. Foote was the first Canadian chaplain to be awarded a Victoria Cross.


Consider the following titles for borrowing from Toronto Public Library collections:


One day in August the untold story behind Canada's tragedy at Dieppe

One day in August: the untold story behind Canada's tragedy at Dieppe / David O’Keefe, 2013. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 940.54214 OKE

David O’Keefe explored the Dieppe Raid from another angle, uncovering a unique naval commando intelligence unit assigned with the task of obtaining secret naval codes tied in with the 4-rotor Enigma Code machine. The reader can decide whether one might agree with the author’s assertion that this secret mission was not just part of the Dieppe Raid, but rather the reason for it.

Also available in eBook (Access Online) format.

Read the review at 


Tragedy at Dieppe Operation Jubilee August 19 1942

Tragedy at Dieppe: Operation Jubilee, August 19, 1942 / Mark Zuehlke, 2012. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 940.54214 ZUE

Zuehlke wrote an ably written, descriptive narrative of the planning behind and conduct of the Dieppe Raid. Canadian troops underwent intensive training prior to the raid. Zuehlke offered detailed accounts of the tough conditions facing Canadian and Allied troops on the five beaches on August 19, 1942. He noted that the Canadian commander, Major-General John Hamilton Roberts, had an artillery background and was ill-suited to command infantry.

Read the review at Read the review at 


Disaster at Dieppe: the biggest debacle in Canadian military history / Jim Lotz, 2012. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 940.54214 LOT

Jim Lotz offered a concise, detailed account of the Dieppe Raid, acknowledging pressure from the Soviets to open a second front in Western Europe and the desire to strike back at the enemy. Like other authors, Lotz took issue with the bad planning associated with the raid but also illustrated the courage shown by those Allied soldiers given a difficult task.

Read the review in the Charlottetown Guardian. Read the review in the Halifax Chronicle-Herald.  


The Dieppe Raid the story of the disastrous 1942 expedition 

The Dieppe Raid: the story of the disastrous 1942 expedition / Robin Neillands, 2005. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 940.54214 NEI

The author contended that Vice-Admiral Louis Mountbatten was inexperienced with amphibious operations and that his sphere of authority and responsibilities were not obvious. However, the British government wanted the fight to be taken to the enemy in a manner supported by commando-style raids. Lessons learned from the Dieppe Raid fiasco was the need for a clear chain of command and a co-operative co-ordination of military services given that the Royal Navy did not provide major resources for the operation.

Read the review on (Humanities and Social Sciences Net Online).  


The Commandos at Dieppe rehearsal for D-Day 

The Commandos at Dieppe: rehearsal for D-Day / William Fowler, 2002. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 940.54214 FOW

This book looked at the commando raid portion of the Dieppe Raid for which better planning, training and preparation resulted in No. 4 Commando disabling the heavy coastal guns that threatened the Royal Navy’s supporting ships. The author consulted with surviving veterans of the raid in writing this book. The commando raid involved American Rangers in action for the first time in the European theatre of World War Two.

Read the December 2003-April 2004 review from the International Journal of Naval History. 


Destined to survive!  a Dieppe veteran's story written as a tribute to the 55th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

Destined to survive!: a Dieppe veteran's story written as a tribute to the 55th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid / Jack A. Poolton and Jayne Poolton-Turvey, 1998. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 940.5421 POO / 940.54214 P/POO/POO POO

Read the story of Private Jack Poolton’s training in Britain, capture during the ill-fated Dieppe Raid, his three escape attempts as a prisoner-of-war, and his subsequent liberation by American troops.

Also available in eBook (Access Online) format.

Read the September 1, 1999 review from Esprits de Corps magazine via


Dieppe: tragedy to triumph / W. Denis Whitaker and Shelagh Whitaker, 1992. Book. Adult Non-Fiction.  940.5421 WHI / 940.5421425 W/WHI

General Whitaker was a captain in 1942 in the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry regiment and the only officer to return unhurt to England from the Dieppe Raid. Whitaker, in collaboration with his wife Shelagh, offered the reader his personal recollections of what transpired there. Put that together with lack of surprise, a sufficiently strong enemy, insufficient aerial and naval support, so a recipe for disaster beckoned.

Read the review from CM Archive. 


The greatest air battle Dieppe 19th August 1942

The greatest air battle: Dieppe, 19th August, 1942 / Norman L.R. Franks, 1992. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 940.5421 F/FRA

Air historian Franks offered the reader a unique perspective on the Dieppe Raid by writing the only book thus far to focus on the air-to-air battles over Dieppe during the raid between the Luftwaffe and the Royal Air Force (RAF) and its Canadian counterpart, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The author examined briefly the preparation leading up to this major air battle as well as its effect on future developments. 

Read the comments about this book from University of Birmingham PhD Candidate Ross Mahoney. Lieutenant-Colonel James Goodman of the Canadian Military Engineers offered an annotation of this title on page 31 of his 2008 Master’s thesis entitled “Operation JUBILEE: The Allied Raid on Dieppe (1942) – A Historical Analysis of a Planning Failure”.


Unauthorized action: Mountbatten and the Dieppe raid [new ed.] / Brian Loring Villa, 1994. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 940.5421 VIL

Unauthorized action: Mountbatten and the Dieppe raid / Brian Loring Villa, 1989. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 940.542 V/ 940.5421 VIL / 940.5421425 V/VIL

Great Britain was under pressure from the Soviet Union and the United States to mount a second front in the west. The British military and political leadership of the day saw these sort of raids as an expedient means of launching attacks with minimal risks. The author placed responsibility (or blame) for the raid on Vice-Admiral Mountbatten.  High-ranking military leaders chose to hold back and let Mountbatten take the blame if it landed in his lap as they were jealous of his promotion. The 1994 edition included new information showing that the raid’s decision-making process had been compromised.

Read the comments about this book from University of Birmingham PhD Candidate Ross Mahoney. Lieutenant-Colonel James Goodman of the Canadian Military Engineers offered an annotation of this title on page 31 of his 2008 Master’s thesis entitled “Operation JUBILEE: The Allied Raid on Dieppe (1942) – A Historical Analysis of a Planning Failure”.


For those wishing to view a documentary on the subject, please consider the following options:


Canada at war. Volume 2 [1 videodisc] / Donald Brittain et al.; National Film Board of Canada, 2000. DVD. Documentary. Adult Non-Fiction. 940.5371 CAN V. 2 (Includes: 5. Ebbtide [i.e. the Dieppe Raid])

Volume 2 of the Canada at War series produced by Donald Brittain, Peter Jones, and Stanley Clish included 4 episodes from the 13-part series, viz.: 5. Ebbtide -- 6. Turn of the tide -- 7. Road to Ortona -- 8. New directions.

Aussi disponible en français comme Le Canada en guerre. volume 2.


Dieppe don't call it a failure [1 videodisc] / H. Clifford Chadderton; War Amps of Canada, 2001. DVD. Documentary. Adult Non-Fiction. 940.54214 DIE

This documentary produced by War Amps of Canada argued that the lessons learned from the 1942 Dieppe Raid helped to save thousands of Canadian lives when the D-Day invasion began in June 1944. However, the human cost borne by the 1942 raid was not ignored in telling the story.

Also available in eBook (Access Online) format.




Snapshots in History: August 5: Remembering Richard Burton, Alec Guinness, and Marilyn Monroe

August 6, 2014 | John P. | Comments (0)


(Credit: Oscars – YouTube - Alec Guinness winning Best Actor for "The Bridge on the River Kwai" – Published on October 11, 2013 – 3:01)  



(Credit: BBC/The World of Burton – YouTube - Richard Burton BBC Interview 1977 – Published on December 17, 2013 - 28:47) 



(Credit: Marilyn Monroe History – YouTube – Marilyn Monroe – The Last Interview – Published on November 26, 2013 – 26:57)   


On August 5 and beyond, take a moment to remember the lives and accomplishments of three actors who each died on August 5th in different years: Richard Burton (1925-1984), Alec Guinness (1914-2000), and Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962). Welshman Richard Burton gained recognition as a talented Shakespearean actor in the 1950s, culminating in Burton’s Broadway performance of Hamlet in 1964.  Burton also had a successful Hollywood movie career in addition to theatrical success, including Desert Rats (1953) and Cleopatra (1963 – co-starring with future wife and actor Elizabeth Taylor) on the big screen and Time Remembered (1958 – nominated for a Tony Award) and the musical Camelot (1960) on the stage. Over his career, Richard Burton was nominated seven times for an Academy Award (six times for Best Actor and once for Best Supporting Actor (for My Cousin Rachel in 1952)) but never won. Burton’s health suffered from excessive drinking and smoking and he died from a cerebral hemorrhage on August 5, 1984 in Céligny, Switzerland. Nonetheless, Burton was renowned for his harmonious, baritone voice.

English actor Sir Alec Guinness had an acting career spanning over sixty years. Guinness also had roots in stage Shakespearean acting with a critically acclaimed, starring role in Hamlet (1938), as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (1939), and played opposite Laurence Olivier in both Twelfth Night and Henry V in 1937 as Andrew Aguecheek and Exeter respectively.  Guinness also played opposite Sir John Gielgud’s Prospero as Ferdinand in The Tempest.  Guinness also had success playing the role of Herbert Pocket in a theatrical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel Great Expectations in 1939, a role which Guinness would reprise in a 1946 film adaptation, working with David Lean. Although Guinness’ relationship with David Lean was difficult at times, he worked with Lean on several films, including Oliver Twist (1948), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957 – for which Alec Guinness won the Academy Award for Best Actor as the uncompromising Colonel Nicholson), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and A Passage to India (1984). Fans of the original Star Wars film trilogy may remember Sir Alec Guinness portraying Obi-Wan Kenobi for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Star Wars in 1977. Earlier in his career, Guinness had been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), and for the Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium for his screenplay adapted from the novel The Horse’s Mouth by Joyce Cary (1958). Guinness also entertained those of us interested in the Cold War world of espionage with his portrayal of George Smiley in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, and Smiley’s People, based on the novels by John Le Carré.

American model and actor Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson) became a model for the Blue Book Agency after working in a munitions factory while her first husband, James Dougherty, was serving in the Merchant Marine. She appeared on many magazine covers. Monroe had been signed to a contract with 20th Century Fox and had bit parts in several films. After getting out of her contract, Marilyn Monroe began to generate interest in her acting career after auditioning for John Huston who cast her in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s (MGM) The Asphalt Jungle (1950) as the young mistress of an older criminal.  Her portrayal brought positive reviews that led to her comedic role in All About Eve (1950) as an aspiring actress. Monroe’s agent negotiated a seven year contract for her with 20th Century Fox. In 1951, Marilyn Monroe had small parts in four films while studying literature and art appreciation at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Things began to look up in 1952 with growing recognition from roles in Clash by Night (with Barbara Stanwyck), We’re Not Married!, Monkey Business (with Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers), and O. Henry’s Full House.

Film producer Darryl F. Zanuck saw the value in Marilyn Monroe’s acting potential and cast her as a femme fatale in Niagara (co-starring with Joseph Cotten) in 1953, although she needed help working through bouts of stage fright. Monroe demonstrated her acting, dancing, and singing versatility in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) (co-starring with Jane Russell) in which she sang “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”. Monroe’s relationship with 20th Century Fox was strained after being miscast in a western and having strained relations with the director, Otto Preminger. 20th Century Fox suspended when she did not turn up for filming with Frank Sinatra in another film in 1953. (Her marriage to baseball legend Joe DiMaggio ended in divorce in 1954.) Monroe got back on track with a film adaptation of a Broadway romantic comedy hit called The Seven Year Itch (1955), followed by the drama Bus Stop (1956 – nominated for a Golden Globe Award) in which Monroe gained credit for playing down her singing and dancing abilities by portraying a character lacking in those abilities. Monroe worked with Laurence Olivier in The Prince and the Showgirl (1957 – winner of the Italian David di Donatello Award; nominated for a BAFTA Award). Expecting a child with third husband Arthur Miller, Monroe suffered a miscarriage in August 1957.

Marilyn Monroe was praised for her performance in Some Like It Hot (1959 – co-starring with Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis), winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Tragedy struck Monroe at the conclusion of filming in December 1958 when she endured a second miscarriage. Monroe’s marriage to playwright Arthur Miller was showing signs of stress and she was under the care of a psychiatrist for insomnia during which time Monroe was taking fewer narcotics. Monroe was taken ill during the filming of her last full film, The Misfits (1961), a screenplay by Arthur Miller re-worked out of one of his short stories written during an earlier visit to Nevada. In fact, several of the actors had health issues including Clark Gable who died soon after the completion of filming. Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller also separated following the filming of The Misfits and divorced in January 1961. From the point of view of the acting however, Monroe, Clark Gable, and Montgomery Clift received praise for their performances.

Dependency on alcohol and prescription medication wreaked havoc with Marilyn Monroe’s health and she was found dead at home on August 5, 1962 from a “probable suicide” on account of “acute barbiturate poisoning”.


As we remember these three remarkable actors and personalities, consider the follow titles for borrowing from Toronto Public Library collections:


Richard Burton:

Books and eBooks:


Furious love Elizabeth Taylor Richard Burton and the marriage of the century

Furious love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the marriage of the century / Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger, 2010. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 791.43028 TAY KAS

Also available in Large Print, eAudiobook (Access Online), and eBook (Access Online) formats.  


The Richard Burton diaries

The Richard Burton diaries / Richard Burton; edited by Chris Williams, 2013. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 792.02809 BUR BUR


Becket [1 videodisc] / Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole et. al., 2007, [1964]. DVD. FEATURE BEC  


The taming of the shrew

The taming of the shrew [1 videodisc] / Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael York et. al., 1999, [1967]. DVD. FEATURE TAM  


Under milk wood

Under milk wood [1 videodisc] / Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O'Toole et. al., 2005, [1972]. DVD. FEATURE UND  



Wagner [3 videodiscs] / Richard Burton, Vanessa Redgrave, Gemma Craven, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson et. al., 1982. DVD. FEATURE WAG DISC 1-3  


Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf Qui a peur de Virginia Woolf

Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? [Qui a peur de Virginia Woolf?] [2 videodiscs] / Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis et. al., 2006, [1966]. DVD. FEATURE WHO DISC 1-2  


Where eagles dare

Where eagles dare [1 videodisc] / Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Patrick Wymark, Michael Hordern et. al., 2010, [1968]. DVD. FEATURE WHE  


Alec Guinness:

Books and eBooks:


Alec Guinness the authorized biography

Alec Guinness: the authorized biography / Piers Paul Read, 2003. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 791.43028 GUI REA  


A commonplace book

A commonplace book / Alec Guinness, 2001. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 792.02809 GUI GUI

Also available in Large Print edition.  


A positively final appearance a journal 1996-98

A positively final appearance: a journal 1996-98 / Alec Guinness, 1999. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 791.43092 GUI GUI / 791.43092 GUINNESS/ 792.02809 GUI

Also available in Large Print edition.


My name escapes me the diary of a retiring actor

My name escapes me: the diary of a retiring actor; with a preface by John Le Carre / Alec Guinness, 1996. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 791.4302 GUINNESS  




Bridge on the River Kwai [widescreen version] [1 videodisc] / Alec Guinness, William Holden et. al., 2000, [1957]. DVD. FEATURE BRI


David Lean's Great expectations

Great expectations [1 videodisc] / John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Bernard Miles, Francis L. Sullivan, Martita Hunt, Finlay Currie, Alec Guinness, Ivor Barnard, Freda Jackson, Anthony Wager, Jean Simmons et. al., 1998, [1946]. DVD. FEATURE GRE  


The Lavender Hill mob [1 videodisc] / Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James et. al., 2002, [1951]. DVD. FEATURE LAV  


Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia [1 videodisc] / Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains et. al., 2002, [1962]. DVD. FEATURE LAW


  Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist [1 videodisc] / John Howard Davies, Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Francis L. Sullivan, Henry Stephenson, Mary Clare, Anthony Newley, Josephine Stuart, Ralph Truman, Kathleen Harrison, Gibb McLaughlin et. al., [1998], [1948]. DVD. FEATURE OLI  


Our man in Havana

Our man in Havana [1 videodisc] / Alec Guinness, Burl Ives, Maureen O'Hara et. al., [2009], [1959]. DVD. FEATURE OUR  


A passage to India

A passage to India [1 videodisc] / Peggy Ashcroft, Judy Davis, James Fox, Alec Guinness, Nigel Havers and Victor Banerjee et. al., 2000, [1984]. DVD. FEATURE PAS  


Smiley's people

Smiley’s people [3 videodiscs] / Bill Paterson, Eileen Atkins, Patrick Stewart, Sir Alec Guinness et. al., [2011]. DVD. Drama. 791.4575 SMI DISC 1-3


Star wars. Episode IV, A new hope [2 videodiscs] / Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness et. al., c2004, [1977]. DVD. FEATURE STA DISC 1-2



Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy [3 videodiscs] / Alec Guinness, Ian Bannen, Bernard Hepton, Terence Rigby et. al., 2002. DVD. Drama. FEATURE TIN  



Marilyn Monroe:

Books and eBooks:


Joe and Marilyn legends in love

Joe and Marilyn: legends in love / C. David Heymann, 2013. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 791.43028 MON HEY  


Dressing Marilyn how a Hollywood icon was styled by William Travilla

Dressing Marilyn: how a Hollywood icon was styled by William Travilla / Andrew Hansford with Karen Homer, 2012, c2011. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 746.92092 TRA HAN  


Marilyn & me a photographer’s memories

Marilyn & me: a photographer’s memories / Lawrence Schiller, 2012. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 791.43028 MON SCH

Also available in eBook format (Access Online).  


Marilyn Monroe the final years

Marilyn Monroe: the final years / Keith Badman, 2012, c2010. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 791.43028 MON BAD

Also available in eBook format (Access Online).  


Marilyn the passion and the paradox

Marilyn: the passion and the paradox / Lois W. Banner, 2012. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 791.43028 MON BAN

Also available in eBook format (Access Online).  


My story

My story / Marilyn Monroe, 2000. Book. Adult Non-Fiction. 791.43028 MON MON

Also available in eBook format (Access Online).  




Love Marilyn

Love, Marilyn [1 videodisc] / Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Viola Davis, and Jennifer Ehle, [2013?]. DVD. Documentary. 791.43028 MON LOV




  The asphalt jungle

The asphalt jungle [1 videodisc] / Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, John McIntire, Marc Lawrence, Barry Kelley, Anthony Caruso, Teresa Celli, Marilyn Monroe, William Davis, Dorothy Tree, Brad Dexter, John Maxwell et. al., c2004, [1950]. DVD. FEATURE ASP


Bus stop [1 videodisc] / Marilyn Monroe and Don Murray, 2001, [1956]. DVD. FEATURE BUS  


How to marry a millionaire

How to marry a millionaire [1 videodisc] / Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, David Wayne, Rory Calhoun, Cameron Mitchell, Alex D'Arcy, Fred Clark, William Powell et. al., 2001, [1953]. DVD. FEATURE HOW


Howard Hawks' Gentlemen prefer blondes [1 videodisc] / Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Charles Coburn, Tommy Noonan, George Winslow, Elliott Reid et. al., 2001, [1953]. DVD. FEATURE HOW  


The misfits

The misfits [1 videodisc] / Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach et. al., 2001, [1961]. DVD. FEATURE MIS


Niagara [1 videodisc] / Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters et. al., 2002, [1953]. DVD. FEATURE NIA  


The prince and the showgirl Le prince et la danseuse

The prince and the showgirl Le prince et la danseuse [1 videodisc] / Marilyn Monroe and Sir Laurence Olivier, 2012, [1957]. DVD. FEATURE PRI


The seven year itch Sept ans de réflexion [1 videodisc] / Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Sonny Tufts, Evelyn Keyes, Robert Strauss, Oscar Homolka, Marguerite Chapman, Victor Moore et. al., 2006, [1955]. DVD. FEATURE SEV  


Some like it hot

Some like it hot [1 videodisc] / Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon et. al., 2001. DVD. FEATURE SOM

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