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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Overview:

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Howard Hawks and produced by Sol C. Siegel.

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Marilyn: Behind the Icon ? Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

By Gary Vitacco-Robles on Jul 6, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Marilyn: Behind the Icon — Monroe Catapults to Global Fame in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Gentlemen Prefer Blondes signified an ideal pairing of star & role, catapulting Marilyn Monroe into global superstardom, endearing her to the public, and cementing her comedic & musical talent... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jan 21, 2020 From Virtual Virago

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 full article


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

By Carol Martinheira on Aug 28, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

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) might seem slight... Read full article


Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 26, 2017 From 4 Star Films

“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 full article


Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 26, 2017 From 4 Star Films

“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 full article


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Quotes from

Lorelei Lee: Don't you know that a man being rich is like a girl being pretty? You wouldn't marry a girl just because she's pretty, but my goodness, doesn't it help?


Lorelei Lee: A kiss on the hand may be quite continental / But diamonds are a girl's best friend. / A kiss may be grand... but it won't pay the rental on your humble flat or help you at the automat / Men grow cold as girls grow old and we all lose our charms in the end / But square cut or pear shape these rocks don't lose their shape / Diamonds are a girl's best friend!


Lorelei Lee: I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.


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Facts about

For this film Gwen Verdon coached stars Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe in both their dance and walk - Monroe with less sex, Russell with more. It's rumored that at one point in the film, Verdon dubs both Monroe's and Russell's swaying bottoms.
Judy Holliday turned down the role of Lorelei Lee because she felt no actress other than Carol Channing (who played the part on Broadway) should be cast.
A song written for Marilyn Monroe to perform in this picture, "Down Boy" (music by Hoagy Carmichael, lyrics by Harold Adamson), was rejected, but later sung and danced by Betty Grable in Three for the Show.
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