Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Overview:

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


Fifties screen sirens Monroe and Russell in made-to-order roles. A pair of gold-digging showgirls from the canebrake - a sassy, street-smart brunette and a sexy, naive blonde - pursue potential husbands on an ocean cruise. Glossy, big-budget Hawks adaptation of the Broadway hit based on an Anita Loos story. Jule Styne's songs include "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend."

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Musical Monday: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

on May 9, 2022 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Gentleman Prefer Blondes ? M... Read full article

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

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Quotes from

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

Dorothy Shaw: [singing] Bye bye baby. Remember you're my baby when they give you the eye.

Dorothy Shaw: In bed by nine? That's when life just begins!

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Facts about

The ship model shown is the one used previously in Titanic and was refurbished to resemble the SS Ile de France, which is clearly named in the film. The model (2009) resides in a Marine Museum in Falls River, Massachusetts. Some of the ocean liner sets used were also left over from "Titanic".
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.
The play "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opened at the Ziegfeld Theater on December 8, 1949 and ran for 740 performances starring Carol Channing. The original play of the same name opened in 1928 and ran 128 performances.
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