So, every fortnight, Bombshells, we are going to chat about a classic movie that one of our Bombshells starred in. We made a New Year’s Resolution here at BBHQ to watch more old movies again, so every fortnight, we’ll share the movie we watched with you and we can all appreciate the acting, singing, dancing, and of course, the Bombshell style!
So, first up is Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, whichcame on E4 the other week as we were sitting at our desks with the TV on in the background. This 1953 classic Howard Hawks musical comedy stars Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell – two Bombshells for the price of one – as showgirls and best friends, Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw who travel to Paris pursued by a private detective hired by Lorelei’s fiancé’s disapproving father to keep an eye on her, a rich, enamoured old man and many other doting admirers!
It’s full of fun, and of course has the classic Diamond’s Are A Girl’s Best Friend scene, with Marilyn in that amazing pink dress, and all those diamonds. It also has one of my favourite movie songs of all time Two Little Girls From Little Rock – and how amazing are Marilyn and Jane’s dresses for this track – those glittery red gowns are beautiful.
At the start of the movie, Marilyn looks amazing in her black suit with leopard trim, and Jane Russell is chic in red, and black fur.
However, our favourite Jane Russell outfit of the movie has to be her blue and white deckwear – stunning swimsuit( wethink?), shorts and cover-up – how we would love this for our summer holiday!
A close second is her black jumpsuit, yellow sash, and that amazing black and white check swing coat. We’d wear this tomorrow!
Marilyn has great outfit after outfit in this movie – purple dress, green top, capri pants and amazing purple sash, stunning bright blue dress, brown and black check dress and so much more!
Jane Russell’s character Dorothy imitating Marilyn’s Lorelei in her blonde wig, is pretty hilarious – and shows that not all of us suit blonde hair! But at the end of the movie, when both of them get married and live happily ever after, of course, the wedding dresses – wow – lace all over, sleeves, covered up and cute ballerina length. Adorable.
This classic movie is a visual delight. There are just so many stunning outfits in it. But it is also a brilliant showcase for Marilyn’s comedy genius, and her and Jane’s obvious connection. Their song and dance routines are a delight, and if you need cheering up this January, stick this in the DVD player. Until then, make do with this trailer.