Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe behind the scenes of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).  It was the second time Howard Hawks worked with both actresses.  He worked briefly with Jane Russell when he began shooting The Outlaw in 1941, and his previous film, Monkey Business, featured Marilyn as the second female lead.

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Italian poster for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) with the German name pasted over the Italian title.

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Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe in one of the musical sequences in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).  Howard Hawks took no part in the songs and dances, leaving it to those with experience in such things.

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Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell pose behind the scenes of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe at Grauman’s Chinese Theater for a ceremony to promote Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (19530

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Marilyn Monroe discovers a new place to wear diamonds in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei Lee in a gif from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Jane Russell in costume from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).  Other people and circumstances of the photo unknown.

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Marilyn Monroe figurine from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes coffee mug.  A holiday stocking stuffer.

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Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in a Canadian Christmas tree ornament.

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Marilyn Monroe music box for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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authentic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) decorative beer stein

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Marilyn Monroe collectible figurine in her Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend pose from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)