Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Alice White, Eugene Borden and Ruth Taylor in a publicity still for the lost original version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928).

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Alice White as Dorothy Shaw in the lost silent version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928). Dorothy was played by Jane Russell in the Howard Hawks remake.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Ruth Taylor as Lorelei Lee in the original lost silent version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928). Lorelei was played by Marilyn Monroe in Howard Hawks’ remake.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Alice White and Ruth Taylor in a publicity still for the lost original silent version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928). Howard Hawks’ 1953 version was mostly based on the 1949 Broadway remake with Carol Channing as Lorelei Lee and Yvonne Adair as Dorothy Shaw/

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

original lobby card for the lost original silent version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Ruth Taylor and Ford Sterling in a magazine article promoting the original version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Ruth Taylor and Alice White as Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928), the lost original silent version of the Howard Hawks film that made Marilyn Monroe an everlasting superstar.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Trixie Friganza as Mrs Spoffard in an original publicity still for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928). Trixie had 23 acting credits in her career, from 1923 to a 1940 film where she played Trixie Friganza.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

original sheet music for the 1949 Broadway version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The song was also used in Howard Hawks’ 1953 remake.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Ruth Taylor as Lorelei Lee in a publicity still for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928). Ruth had 42 acting credits in her career, from a 1925 short to a 1930 short. All but four of her credits were in shorts.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Jane Russell-1953-Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

foreign booklet for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Tommy Noonan and Marilyn Monroe in publicity stills for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Charles Coburn and Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Jack Cole choreographed Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)