Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

newspaper ad for theater showing Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).  Odd that the large images are both of Jane Russell and not Jane and Marilyn, who is only seen in the bottom image.  The two images of Jane are not quite identical, as her neck is longer on the left.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

newspaper ad for theater showing Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) is ranked number 18 on Golddberby’s list of Howard Hawks’ 20 Greatest Films.

I think this ranking is just about right, perhaps it could be a few places higher.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn Monroe with the original soundtrack album of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).  It was her first musical, and the film that made her an enduring superstar.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn Monroe performing “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

theater flyer promoting Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) at the top of a double feature

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Tommy Noonan and Marilyn Monroe in a screencap from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn Monroe “Barbie” doll as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

foreign sheet music for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

original sheet music from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Charles Coburn and Marilyn Monroe in an original publicity still for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn Monroe on the cover of Der Spiegel promoting Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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trailer for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe in an original publicity still for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

foreign poster for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)