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Jane Russell in a publicity still for her screen debut in The Outlaw (1943).  She would work with Howard Hawks on Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).

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Jane Russell out of costume in an original publicity still for The Outlaw (1943)

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Garson Kanin once quipped about all the billboards promoting Jane Russell in The Outlaw (1943).  He said the ad campaign was “The Sale of Two Titties.”

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Howard Hawks in a press release for The Outlaw (1943) with screen newcomers Jack Buetel and Jane Russell.  Hawks started working on the film in 1941, but soon left the project to direct Sergeant York.  Producer of the film, Howard Hughes, eventually directed.

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Australian poster for The Outlaw (1943).

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foreign poster for The Outlaw (1943)

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Jane Russell as Rio in a lopsided publicity still for The Outlaw (1943)

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The Outlaw premiered Feb 5, 1943 in San Francisco, and then again in San Francisco on Apr 23, 1946.  The New York premiere was Sep 1, 1947, with a wider release on Sep 12, 1947.  There was also a Jan 1950 re-release.

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print ad for The Outlaw (1943)

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foreign lobby card for The Outlaw (1943)

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foreign lobby card for The Outlaw (1943)

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personal scrapbook for The Outlaw (1943)

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local print ad for The Outlaw (1943)

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local print ad for The Outlaw (1943)

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local print ads for The Outlaw (1943)