Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

trailer for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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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)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Elliot Reid, Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe and Tommy Noonan all lived happily ever after in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei Lee makes a point in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell on the cover of a defunct movie magazine with an unknown man and a copy of the soundtrack album for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) collage with autographs of the four stars

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

foreign poster for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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

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Marilyn Monroe performs “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friends” in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).  Her career took an enormous leap with Howard Hawks.  Hawks’ previous film, Monkey Business (1952), featured Marilyn as the second female lead, below Ginger Rogers.  Co-starring with Jane Russell in this film made her an enduring superstar.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

newspaper ad for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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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.