Why the film "There are only girls in jazz" is black and white
Why the film "There are only girls in jazz" is black and white
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Have you ever wondered why the movie "There are only girls in jazz" is black and white?

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After all, it was released in 1959, and by that time most of the Hollywood films were shot in color.

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The answer is pretty simple. It's all about the makeup, or rather, the difficulties associated with it.

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As we all remember, the film tells the story of two musician friends who, in order to save themselves from gangsters, disguised as women, get a job in a women's orchestra.

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The fact is that in those days the possibilities of make-up were very limited, and no matter how hard the experts tried, on the colored film of the cosmetics it gave out a green tint of bristles on the faces of the main actors.

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But the black and white film hid all the defects, and Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon looked very believable in the image of women.

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Therefore, the producers decided to shoot the film in black and white. It even put Monroe's participation in the tape under review.

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According to her contract, she was supposed to appear only in color films. But, fortunately, they managed to agree, and we have the opportunity to see Marilyn in the film.

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Agree, it gives the ribbon a special charm.

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As a result, the film was released in black and white, but some color shots from the set were preserved.

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