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Cary Grant demonstrates the effects of the drug B4

Cary Grant demonstrates the effects of the youth drug B4 in Monkey Business (1952)

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Bottoms up !  Cary Grant researches the effects of B4 with his wife Ginger Rogers in Monkey Business (1952)

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Marilyn Monroe was only the second female lead in Monkey Business (1952) but she tierelessly promoted the film like she was already a superstar.

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Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers as Barnaby and Edwina Fulton in Monkey Business (1952)

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Cary Grant takes a youth serum, B4, and finds a public swimming pool in order for Marilyn Monroe to model swimwear and high heels in Monkey Business (1952)

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Monkey Business is Howard Hawks’ 38th film.

Monkey Business premiered Aug 29, 1952 in Atlantic City, New Jersey

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Marilyn Monroe in one of the oddest publicity stills for Monkey Business

Marilyn Monroe in a creepy publicity still for Monkey Business (1952)

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Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe and Charles Coburn in Monkey Business

Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe and Charles Coburn in Monkey Business (1952)

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Marilyn Monroe watches Cary Grant’s belly flop in Monkey Business

Cary Grant asks “Is everybody looking at me now?” before taking a belly flop in front of Marilyn Monroe in Monkey Business (1952)

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Ginger Rogers takes aim at Marilyn Monroe in Monkey Business. Ginger insisted that Edwina also experience the effects of B4, which Howard Hawks thought compromised his original intention for the comedy.

Ginger Rogers takes aim at Marilyn Monroe in Monkey Business (1952).  Like most Howard Hawks comedies, it was not a hit on its first release, although Ginger was nominated for a Golden Globe.