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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

RIP Jane Russell

Another sad day; another announcement of the loss of a great entertainer.

I absolutely adore Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. It's definitely on my list of top films, and that's mainly down to Jane. I don't think it's a secret that I prefer the sarcastic and caustic characters. Throw in a beautiful actress, a smoky voice, and some amusing scenes alongside Marilyn Monroe and you've got a hit on your hands. When we lost Rue McClanahan last year I counted down my favourite legendary performances and Jane made the list.

As ever, I'm relieved that at least I can watch the film over and over again. And to remind you who she was...


Frl. Irene Palfy said...


Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog.

I like (yes, LIKE not liked..) Jane Russell very much. And I love her imitation of Marilyn Monroe in GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES.. Did you know that her fall into the pool wasn't in the script but simply an accident? I love things like that staying in the completed film! :")

I hope that you'll have as much fun as I with the LGBT challenge - seems that books that fit in that challenge come naturally to (?) me. ;")

Have a great week, watch a Jane Russell film and be happy!

CharmedLassie said...

I preferred Jane's version of 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend' to Marilyn's. It was rougher but definitely worked! And, no, I hadn't heard about the accidental fall. Certainly fit in well!

Hope to read more of your reviews for the LGBT challenge. I like adding to my towering pile of books to read.

Frl. Irene Palfy said...

That's the crux with all these other book blogs I follow: trillions of books that I am going to add to my to read pile.. *sigh*/*yay* ;")

Frl. Irene Palfy said...

On the third picture she looks completely different. I wouldn't have recognize her in that.