Thursday, 1 June 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 1-6-2017

I’m up … 

Up … 

And officially yawning.

After popping in on a friend who was having problems … 

And staying up late, watching … 

It’s riveting stuff that I seriously suggest you watch … !


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s themed, Teaser, shall we?

Here it is, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 1st June saw the birth of Marilyn Monroe.   1st June of which year?
Q2) What was her birth name?
Q3) Her first marriage — to James Dougherty — took place in which year: 1941, 1942 or 1943?
Q4) Her initial film contract started in 1946.   Who for: RKO, Paramount or Fox?
Q5) It’s about then she picked her stage name.   The surname comes from her mother’s what: middle name or maiden name?
Q6) Her first speaking appearance in a film was in Dangerous Years.   Where she played what: a cashier, a waitress or a barmaid?
Q7) Monroe had bits parts in The Fireball, The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve: which were all released in which year?
Q8) Monroe played Rose Loomis: in which rather damp film?
Q9) Her second husband was a noted Italian American Baseball player.   Which player?
Q10) Finally … What was the name of the last film Monroe completed?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 31st May, 1669, saw Samuel Pepys makes the last entry in his diary.   What did he blame for this: his failing eyesight, hearing or sense of smell?
A1) Eyesight.
Q2) 31st May, 1973, saw the US Senate vote to stop bombing where: Cambodia, Laos or Vietnam?
A2) Cambodia.
Q3) Vanity Fair named names on 31st May, 2005: in saying that former FBI special agent Mark Felt was Deep … whom?
A3) Deep Throat.
Q4) English football teams were banned from playing Europe: on 31st May, 1985.   After a disaster caused by rioting English fans: at which Brussels stadium?
A4) Heysel.
Q5) Finally … 31st May, 1860, saw the birth of artist, Walter Sickert.   Sickert is said to have been involved in the murders committed by whom?
A5) Jack the Ripper.
I’ll leave you with a thought …
“I don’t mind making jokes, but I don’t want to look like one …”
Marilyn Monroe.
And a tune‡ … 

Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser … 

Have a good day … 

*      I couldn’t tell you, Olga: but I get the impression Hollywood will do whatever it wants with a book.   Did you ever see the Will Smith version of I, Robot?   It’s a good film.   But it’s got very little to do with Asimov’s short story collection.    And arguably?   Runs counter to everything he wrote.   I  believe that happened in part, because he wasn’t around to object.   (And there was a heck of a lot of fuss about Interview with the Vampire)

†        Did she … ?   Shows you how much I know about the film version, Debbi … !   I can only hope the film was closer to the book, than I, Robot … !   (You DID know Loretta Swit was the original Christine Cagney, in Cagney and Lacey?   Now, Tyne Daly, Mary Beth Lacey?   She’s got a New York accent … hasn’t she???)

‡        Bar the ‘No, no, no’ bits at the start of the song?   It’s ALL Marilyn doing the singing.   The ‘No, no, no’ bits … ?   Is Marni Nixon, Hollywood’s best kept secret … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1926
Q2) Norma Jeane Mortenson
Q3) 1942
Q4) Fox
Q5) maiden name
Q6) A waitress
Q7) 1950
Q8) Niagara
Q9) Joe DiMaggio
Q10) The Misfits

Debbi said...

Marilyn's story is so tragic. She was a truly talented performer.

1. 1926
2. Norma Jean Mortenson
3. 1942
4. Fox
5. maiden name
6. a waitress
7. 1950
8. Niagara
9. Joe DiMaggio
10. The Misfits