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official Marilyn Monroe Monkey Business (1952) plate – a holiday gift for the classic film lover

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Cary Grant takes the drug B4 and visits a tailor to project a more youthful image in an original publicity still for Monkey Business (1952)

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Edwina clutches her husband Barnaby with both hands as he eyes Miss Laurel in an original publicity still for Monkey Business (1952).  An unnamed lab assistant stands behind.

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Cary Grant takes Marilyn Monroe out for a spin in his new convertible while under the influence of B4 in an original publicity still for Monkey Business (1952).

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Cary Grant checks Ginger Rogers’ vital signs after she takes his experimental drug B4 in an original publicity still in Monkey Business (1952)

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Cary Grant goes roller skating with Marilyn Monroe while under the influence of  B4, the drug he created, in an original publicity still for Monkey Business (1952).

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Mr. Oxley’s secretary Miss Laurel is worried about her punctuation in Monkey Business (1952) so she makes sure she’s always at work on time.  Mr. Oxley explains hiring her “Anyone can type.”

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Scientist Cary Grant presents a written report on the creation of his youth drug in an original publicity still for Monkey Business (1952).

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Charles Coburn hoses down Marilyn Monroe as Ginger Roger’s old boyfriend Hugh Marlowe shows off his mohawk in the laboratory where the youth drug B4 was created in an original publicity still for Monkey Business (1952)

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Esther the Chimp holds on to Cary Grant in an original publicity still for Monkey Business (1952)

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Marilyn Monroe slaps Cary Grant and it’s felt by Charles Coburn in an original publicity still for Monkey Business (1952)

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Marilyn Monroe in a foreign re-release poster for Monkey Business (1952).  This was the first of two films she made with Howard Hawks, but the poster image of Marilyn is from The Seven Year Itch (1955), used to capitalize on her increased popularity.  She was only the second female lead, but leads Cary and Ginger are nowhere to be seen in the poster.

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Marilyn Monroe in a production still from Monkey Business (1952) with stand ins for Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers.

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Cary Grant and Gil Stratton in an original publicity still for Monkey Business (1952)

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Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers and Harry Carey Jr in a bit part as a reporter in an original publicity still for Monkey Business (1952).  It was Cary’s fifth and final film with Howard Hawks.