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Screen Classics Discussion Video Series: Jane Russell and the Marketing of a Hollywood Legend with Author Christina Rice

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 29, 2021

“Mean…Moody…MagnificentJane Russell and the Marketing of a Hollywood Legend.” Facebook Live Chat with author Christina Rice I’m so happy to announce that we’ll be hosting our next Facebook Event for the Screen Classics Discussion Video Series, with University Press of Kentucky read more

Mean…Moody…Magnificent!: Jane Russell and the Marketing of a Hollywood Legend – Book Giveaway (May)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 9, 2021

“Mean…Moody…Magnificent!: Jane Russell and theMarketing of a Hollywood Legend”We have Four Books to Giveaway this Month! CMH is happy to announce our next Classic Movie Book Giveaway as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! This time, we’ll be giving away read more

On Blu-ray: Jane Russell, Richard Egan, and Gilbert Roland in Underwater! (1954)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Mar 4, 2020

When a film title ends in an exclamation point as Underwater! (1954) does, it communicates the expectation of spectacle over substance. This is the best way to approach this Howard Hughes production with marketing featuring Jane Russell in a revealing bikini she never wears onscreen. The newly-remas read more

Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell setting Handprints in ‘stone’

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jun 22, 2013

  Just for Fun: Then and Now… Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell setting their handprints in ‘stone’ at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on June 26, 1953 during Imprint Ceremony #104 ….. And the imprints now (photo taken at the TCM Film Festival April 2013) ….. – read more

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Jane Russell

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Jun 21, 2012

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Jane Russell, born today, June 21 in 1921! What does a classic film fanatic think of when the name Jane Russell pops up? I think a certain Howard Hughes quote might answer that question fairly succinctly, “There are two good reasons why men to go read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Jane Russell

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by monty on Feb 8, 2012

So cute..Jane and her little friend! read more

Jane Russell: On the Dark Side

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Nov 24, 2011

When I think of film noir fatales, Jane Russell is not necessarily the first name that springs to mind. Known mainly for her singing and comedic talents, as well as her voluptuous figure and coal black mane, Russell nonetheless made her mark in the realm of film noir, appearing in three features in read more

Happy Birthday: Jane Russell!

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Jun 21, 2011

Fun Fact: (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011). Was one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s.Went to high school with James Dougherty, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) co-star Marilyn Monroe's first husband. Please click here to learn more about Jane Russell. read more

Jane Russell: Nobody's Cupcake

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 1, 2011

Sixth in a series about strong women in film. Strong women are independent, beautiful, sexy, feminine and just want everything in life that a man wants and believe that they have every right to have it! Why does everyone underestimate me? If a person is seemingly without ego, can he or she be str read more

Jane Russell

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Mar 2, 2011

“Sometimes the photographers would pose me in a low necked nightgown and tell me to bend down and pick up pails. They were not shooting the pails.” - Jane Russell   Jane Russell, born Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell on June 21, 1921 in Bemidji, Minnesota. Her father was a Lieutenant read more

Classic Links: RIP Jane Russell

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Mar 2, 2011

There have been a lot of nice tributes to Jane Russell, RIP: I love this candid of Monroe drinking a Coke next to Russell on a break Obituary/ The Guardian Movietone News Out of the Past Leonard Maltin/ Movie Crazy David Thomson/ The Guardian Image Source read more

Remembering Jane Russell.

True Classics Posted by Brandie on Mar 1, 2011

Lovely, talented, and always gracious, classic film actress and popular pin-up girl Jane Russell passed away yesterday at the age of 89. Russell’s start in Hollywood came at the hands of millionaire Howard Hughes, who was enamored by her beautifully voluptuous figure, displayed to such winnin read more

In Memory: Jane Russell. (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011).

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Mar 1, 2011

Jane Russell (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011), after she moved to California, she signed a seven-year contract with Howard Hughes and made her first film, The Outlaw (1943), a story about Billy the Kid that showcased her curvy figure. She was not in another movie until she played Joan Ken read more

Jane Russell Dies At Age 89

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Mar 1, 2011

JANE RUSSELL June 21, 1921 – Feb 28, 2011   Jane Russell Jane Russell, the sultry actress and legendary pin-up girl of the 1940′s and 50′s,  passed away yesterday, Feb. 28, 2011, at her home in Santa Maria, California. She was with family and friends when she died. According read more

Our Kind of Woman: RIP Jane Russell

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by Jnpickens on Mar 1, 2011

Jane Russell in "The Outlaw" (1942)   When I watched “Gentleman Prefer Blondes,” it wasn’t Marilyn Monroe that I enjoyed watching, it was Jane Russell.  Russell had all the wit, charm and sarcasm that the movie needed to be bearable. In an era where legs reigned (Betty read more

Jane Russell (1921-2011)

Hollywood Revue Posted by Angela on Mar 1, 2011

Boy, was I sad to come home from work and literally have the first thing I saw when I turned on my computer was the news that Jane Russell had died.  I’ve only really seen a few of her movies, but I’ve always had a great fondness for her.  She always knew who she was and and lived life read more

God Speed Jane Russell

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Google profile on Feb 28, 2011

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. Jane Russell1921-2011 Jane Russell was a full-figured woman with flare and attitude. She spoke her mind and wasn't afraid of what people thought of her. I think her impervious personality read more

Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell and the Kessler Twins

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Feb 24, 2011

Have you ever heard of the Kessler Twins? They’re a German triple-threat sister act, beloved in Europe, and particularly Germany and Italy. The sisters enjoyed the peak of their fame in the fifties and sixties, though they are still adored in Europe today. In this Scopitone video the Kessler read more

Great On Screen Couples: Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Feb 8, 2011

This dynamite pair only made two films together, 1951's His Kind Of Woman and 1952's Macao, but they are regarded as one of Hollywood's premiere screen couples. Thanks to Howard Hughes, the pair joined forces for the film noir His Kind Of Woman and generated undeniable screen chemistry. Actually t read more

TV Tuesday: Jane Russell for Lustre-Creme

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jun 22, 2010

As Jane Russell turned 89 yesterday, I thought I'd share this Lustre-Creme ad she filmed in 1954. The ad also promotes her appearance in The Big Rainbow, but there must have been a name change, because when I looked up the title on IMDB, I was directed to Underwater! (1955). It doesn't loo read more