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

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

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Robert Mitchum visits Marilyn Monroe on the set of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). They would make River of No Return the following year.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe behind the scenes of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Jane was always helpful and supportive of a very nervous and insecure Marilyn.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn Monroe in a production still for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn Monroe and costume designer Travilla in a production still for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). Travilla was an Oscar winner for his color costumes for Adventures of Don Juan (1949) with Errol Flynn. His other notable credits include Rawhide, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Viva Zapata, all of Marilyn’s films from Don’t Bother to Knock (1952) to Bus Stop (1956), 60 episodes of Knot’s Landing, and 61 episodes of Dallas.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn Monroe in costume as Lorelei Lee in a publicity still for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell make an entrance in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)