A Girl in Every Port

Louise Brooks as trapeze artist Marie in A Girl in Every Port (1928).  Louise was born in Cherryvale,  Kansas and had 28 acting credits in her career, from an uncredited bit in 1925 to an episode of  the low budget  series The Three Mesquitters with John Wayne in 1938, a year before his big breakthrough in Stagecoach.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Jane and Marilyn are ready to set sail for Europe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).

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Jane Russell in a publicity still for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), the best known film of her career.   She is also known for The Paleface opposite Bob Hope.

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Jane Russell as Dorothy Shaw in a publicity still for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).  Jane briefly worked with Howard Hawks when he started filming The Outlaw in 1941, bowing out to work on Sergeant York instead.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe are bff’s in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), a relationship not seen very often in Hollywood.  Much preferred is the stereotypes seen in The Women (1939) who are constantly scheming against each other for the upper hand.

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Marilyn and Jane in an autographed photo from their publicity stunt in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater a week before the premiere of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).

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Marilyn says “No!” during “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn and Jane promoting Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater a week before the premiere.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Jane Russell and Charles Coburn in a publicity still for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).  I don’t know the name of the man on the right.  Please let me know if you can identify him.

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Howard Hawks directing Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) with Marilyn Monroe and George Winslow.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn Monroe in the Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend production number from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).  Howard Hawks had nothing to do with the scene, as he had no experience with the musical bits, although he always directs the musical bits which are more organic to the story, as in Only Angels Have Wings, To Have and Have Not and Hatari to name a few.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Howard Hawks directing Marilyn Monroe and George Winslow in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).  George was born in Los Angeles and had 14 acting credits, from 1952 to 1958, including Hawks’ previous film at 20th Century Fox, Monkey Business.

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Howard Hawks behind the scenes of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) with Marilyn Monroe, the film that made her an enduring superstar.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

There’s a lot going on in this behind the scenes candid photo from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) with Howard Hawks, Marilyn Monroe, her hairdresser, and Jane Russell.

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Howard Hawks adjusts Marilyn Monroe for a scene in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).