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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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Dorothy Shaw: Remember, honey, on your wedding day it's All right to say "yes."


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


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Facts about

This was Jane Russell's only film with Marilyn Monroe. They got along well. Russell called Monroe "Blondie" and was often the only person on the set who could coax Monroe out of her trailer to begin the day's filming.
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.
Originally bought by Fox as a vehicle for Betty Grable. After the success of Niagara (which featured Marilyn Monroe), however, the studio believed they had a more potent and far less expensive sex symbol than Grable (who was earning around $150,000 per picture vs. Monroe's $18,000).
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