Marilyn Maxwell

  1. Marlene Dietrich, Kismet, 1955.      Maxwell, Virginia Bruce and Vera Zorina were up for the harem queen Jamilla in the much-filmed 1911 Edward Knoblock play – sheer Arabian Nights kitsch! Then, director William Dieterle had the bright bright idea of calling Dietrich… for her first and only MGMovie.. The celebrated Goldfingered look in her sultry dance for the evil Grand Vizier Edward Arnold was invariably axed by local  US TV channels.
  2. Marilyn Monroe, All About Eve, 1950.
  3. Marie Windsor,  Support Your Local Gunfighter, 1970.        Windsor  inherited Goldie, the inevitable golden-hearted tart  (Joan Blondell was another) from  Maxwell, her  buddy from the MGM 40s  and a recent  TV movie, Wild Women.   “They didn’t think she had the feistiness the part required,” she told Mike Fitzgerald. “I felt badly about it. I ended up wearing the red wig she was supposed to wear – only time I wore a wig.”

 Birth year: 1920Death year: 1962Other name: Casting Calls:  3