Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Elliot Reed as Ernie Malone in an original publicity still for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei Lee in the much copied “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

https://film.avclub.com/gentlemen-prefer-blondes-is-bubbly-and-smart-just-like-1835919873

A recent review of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Jane Russell talks about Marilyn Monroe with talk show hostess Sally Jessy Raphael (1983-2002).  This episode looks to be from the 80s.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn and Jane in an original publicity still for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) with George Davis as Pierre, the French taxi cab driver.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Jane Russell with two Olympic athletes in training in a scene from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

I don’t recall any other women in Jane Russell’s scene with the Olympians in training from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn Monroe sings “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).  The song was written for the 1949 Broadway musical and originally sung by Carol Channing.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

The original movie version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes starring Ruth White and Alice Taylor premiered in 1928, based on a 1925 novel by Anita Loos.  The 1928 film is lost.  The 1953 version with Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe is based mostly on the 1949 Broadway musical with Carol Channing.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Jane Russell sings “Ain’t There Anyone Here For Love?” in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).  The song was written for the movie.

Monkey Business

foreign lobby card for Monkey Business (1952)

The Big Sky

foreign poster for The Big Sky, one of three films Howard Hawks released in 1952.  One of them, O Henry’s Full House only included a Hawks comedy short.

The Big Sky

foreign poster for The Big Sky (1952) with inserts from two other poster designs for the film.

O Henry’s Full House

While none of the five directors are given credit in this poster for O Henry’s Full House (1952), Fred Allen and Oscar Levant’s names are included, so Howard Hawks’ segment, The Random of Red Chief, was not edited out.

Monkey Business

Ginger Rogers in production stills for Monkey Business (1952)