Last week Dear Husband and I rented Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. I’ve never seen it and felt like I should. This is the one w/ the famous pink dress, Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend scene.
It was NOT what I expected. Marilyn isn’t known for her brainiac performances but the dumb-blonde act was over the top. It was laughable at how stupid she was portrayed. Is this what men thought/think is sexy? At the end turns out she can “be smart when it’s important”. Oh, guess I should dumb it down.
Still…this movie is a classic. As surprising as it may sound I have never seen the “Diamond’s” scene in it’s entirety. It was much better than I expected although I really don’t think that was her voice.
This is such an iconic scene that it’s been remade over and over. I guess imitation really is the best form of flattery.
Here is a Jane Russell number that left us dumb founded.
What. Was. That. I couldn’t take my eyes off those flesh toned shorts and split v poses.