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Classic Films in Focus: GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jan 21, 2020

Marilyn Monroe became a true star thanks to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), the Howard Hawks directed adaptation of the Broadway musical hit in which Carol Channing had originated the role of Lorelei Lee. Monroe's take on "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" remains one of her most memorable moments read more

COMEDY GOLD #8: The tiara scene from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Aug 28, 2018

COMEDY GOLD #8: The tiara scene from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) On August 28, 2018August 28, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized There isn’t one second of this movie I don’t love. On the surface, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (dir. Howard Hawks) read more

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 26, 2017

“I can be smart when it’s important, but most men don’t like it.” ~ Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell together. It’s a crackerjack combination and Howard Hawks milks it for all its worth. There’s streetwise Dorothy  (Jane Russell) wooing al read more

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 26, 2017

“I can be smart when it’s important, but most men don’t like it.” ~ Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell together. It’s a crackerjack combination and Howard Hawks milks it for all its worth. There’s streetwise Dorothy  (Jane Russell) wooing al read more

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 23, 2015

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Directed by Howard Hawks Written by Charles Lederer based on the musical comedy by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos 1953/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Amazon Instant #277of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die It’s then that those louses/ G read more

Style Essentials--Stardom Strikes Marilyn Monroe as GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES

GlamAmor Posted by on May 24, 2014

In the story of the life of Marilyn Monroe, 1953 was an exceptional year.  It is perhaps the greatest year of her tragically short life.  1953 began with her star on the rise from some successes of the year before; it ended with Marilyn being the biggest star in the world.  Niagara&nb read more

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Dec 5, 2013

Now for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), the story of two alarmingly well-endowed performers who cross the great ocean to Paris, transfix Olympic athletes, a private detective, an old man who owns a diamond mine, and a millionaire’s son.  And just about every other male they happen to run acro read more

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Dec 5, 2013

via: http://www.impawards.com/1953/gentlemen_prefer_blondes.html Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own Now for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), the story of two alarmingly well-endowed performers who cross the great ocean to Paris, transfix Olympic athletes, a private detective, an old man read more

Lost Film Files #9: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928)

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Apr 26, 2013

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928) Status: Missing and presumed lost The famous 1953 film starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe was the second film incarnation of the 1925 Anita Loos novel. Well, actually, it was adapted from a musical version that was based on the novel but let’s not split h read more

Classic Movie Magnet Madness Contest: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Dec 8, 2012

And more CLASSIC MOVIE MAGNET MADNESS today! Day Six of the 39-day contest promotion continues… Classic Movie Hub will be giving away one Classic Movie Magnet a day, every day from now until January 10, courtesy of rickroden.com! So – there will be at least ONE CHANCE to win one magnet EVERY DAY read more

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes(1953).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Sep 10, 2012

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes(1953). A film adaptation of the 1949 stage musical, released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Howard Hawks. Cast: Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, with Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, Taylor Holmes and Norma Varden. The screenplay by Charles Lederer. Music By read more

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Le Mot du Cinephiliaque Posted by Michael on Apr 4, 2012

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks, 1953) The beautiful pairing of Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell with Producer/Director Howard Hawks couldn’t be more enjoyable than that. Opening with a Cabaret-like number the two stars present themselves as two little girls from little rock and the wr read more

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Marry Brunettes, and Ignore Censors

We Recycle Movies Posted by Anne Marie on Mar 12, 2012

Since we’ve primarily talked about remakes so far, I thought we should move on to another kind of Hollywood recycling: the sequel. Now, while it’s true that some sequels end up becoming equal to or better than the original (“The Godfather Part II,” “Toy Story II,” “The Empire Strikes read more

My (Slightly More Than) Month with Marilyn: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by Kristen on Dec 30, 2011

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a film that, up till now, I’ve only seen bits and pieces of and I need to rectify that.  Directed by Howard Hawks, a director who has crafted some of my favorite classic films, makes another delightful movie that plays around with the theme of love vs. money.  At read more

The Style Essentials--Marilyn Monroe in Iconic Pink for GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 24, 2011

Perhaps the pink dress of them all... stills of Marilyn Monroe in Travilla singing "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend"  in 1953's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.  Directed by Howard Hawks.
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