I AINT SAYIN' SHE'S A GOLD DIGGER

When times are tough, just marry up

Is there any shame in marrying someone because they're loaded? We suppose if you're on Desperate Housewives, then perhaps. But, hey, we're in a recession, people! What's a girl to do? Filmed in 1933, when things couldn't look any more depressed, the Busby Berkeley–choreographed classic Gold Diggers of 1933 became a box-office smash for its story of four aspiring actresses who get their big break after one of their boyfriends, also a struggling talent, magically comes up with the funds to back a huge musical production replete with dozens of scantily clad showgirls. We later learn that he's not struggling at all, but is actually part of a wealthy family who know all the right people. Thankfully, the right people include other single rich men ready to get hitched. Now, they're really in the money.
Mon., June 29, 5 p.m., 2009

 
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