Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
+ intro by season programmer Robin Baker
Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell turn sex and song into pure musical joy.
Dir Howard Hawks
With Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Charles Coburn
Monroe (as gold-digging Lorelei) and Russell (as man-eating Dorothy) are the smartest, sassiest leads found in any musical. Monroe has the boys eating out of her pink silk gloves in the joyfully cynical ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’, but Russell almost meets her match in ‘Ain’t There Anyone Here for Love?’ as she tackles a gym full of semi-naked men. A wondrous Technicolor tonic.
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