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

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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


Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

By Beatrice on Oct 23, 2015 From Flickers in Time

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 full article


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

on May 24, 2014 From GlamAmor

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 premiered in Janu... Read full article


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Quotes from

Dorothy Shaw: You know I think you're the only girl in the world who can stand on a stage with a spotlight in her eye and still see a diamond inside a man's pocket.


Lorelei Lee: But square cut or pear shape these rocks don't lose their shape... Diamonds are a girl's best friend!


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?


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Facts about

The story was based on an ocean voyage to Europe that Anita Loos took on the same boat taking the US Olympic Team. Whichever ship she actually took, the liner that is mentioned in this film was the SS Ile de France. The famous liner was actually used in the film The Last Voyage, but it has a more heroic place in history. It was the SS Ile de France that played a major role in the rescue of the passengers from the Italian liner Andrea Dorea in 1956, after the latter ship collided with the Swedish ship Stockholm off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts. The SS Ile de France was decommissioned shortly before the filming of "The Last Voyage," in which she was partially sunk for several key scenes. When filming was completed, she was towed to the scrap docks.
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.
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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