Frank Forbes: [to Marla] You're an exception. Rules don't apply to you.

[repeated line]

Howard Hughes: I was younger than you.

[Hughes alone with the drunk and flirtatious Marla]

Howard Hughes: You make an old guy courageous, Marla...

Marla Mabrey: Is that a compliment, Howard ?

Howard Hughes: You're not calling me Mr. Hughes... Makes me feel so much younger.

[Marla together with other contract actresses at a ballet studio]

Sally: So, did you get caviar ?

Marla Mabrey: Yes, I got caviar, but I still haven't met him. Do you have any idea how many houses he has for actresses under contract ?

Sally: I think something like... 14.

Mamie Murphy: [smiles] More like... 22.

Bella: [smiles] More like 26.

Marla Mabrey: [repeats together with the others in disbelief] 26!

Lucy Mabrey: [to Marla] Well, from all I've heard about Howard Hughes, I hope he doesn't expect to meet you in some hotel room...