The Outlaw

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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).

The Outlaw

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

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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Jane Russell is the center of attention in a scene from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Tommy Noonan in a bow tie between Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe work together against hapless Elliot Reid in a scene from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Elliot Reid and Jane Russell in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe in production stills from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe in production stills from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe in production stills from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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

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Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe behind the scenes of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe with boxer Art Aragon behind the scenes of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell on the set of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).  Howard Hawks is nowhere around, as he did not direct the musical productions in the film, leaving that to the experts.

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

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Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell and Tommy Noonan in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)