Last weekend in the midst of a Netflix search binge I realized that several of my favorite movies from the mid-sixties all begin their titles with “How to”. I would certainly recommend any of these for a relaxing day, they are all so quirky and fun!
How to Murder Your Wife
The apartment in this movie, oh the APARTMENT! Clearly a cartoonist living in Manhattan could never afford such lush digs, but can’t we all drool anyway? Of course this Jack Lemmon flick is sexist and kitschy, but if you’ve got the slightest interest in mid-century interiors, you’d be crazy not to watch.
How to Steal a Million
A riotous Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole picture. Filmed in Paris, the scenery, the cars, their house, her Givenchy wardrobe and of course Peter O’Toole’s eyes all make it worth the watch. And it doesn’t hurt that the heist they are pulling off is completely ridiculous and would never actually work. Hollywood magic!
How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying
This is probably one of my favorite movies, partly due to the color. The office building is brightly decorated and the women’s wardrobes are ever so whimsical. Another fabulous technicolor musical with a ridiculous premise!
How to Marry a Millionaire
Ok, ok, so this Cinemascope picture is actually from the 50’s. But I had to include it, not only because it’s a “How To” but it stars Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall. If those three bombshells in one movie isn’t enough, the clothes will keep you watching!