Review: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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Madison Kirkpatrick, Staff Reporter

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1953’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes starring the fabulous Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei Lee, the beautiful gold digger with a passion for diamonds, and Jane Russell as Dorothy Shaw, who is the complete opposite of Lorelei, only looking for a tall dark and handsome man. They are joined by Tommy Noonan as Gus Esmond, Lorelei’s rich naive fiancee who is willing to buy and do anything for her; Elliot Reid as Ernie Malone as Private I. heired by Gus’s father to spy on Lorelei; and Charles Coburn as Sir Francis “Piggy” Beekman the owner of a diamond mine.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes features songs like Bye Bye Baby, and Diamond’s Are A Girl’s Best Friend, which Marilyn made a cult classic with her sultry voice and pink dress. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a hilarious classic, fun for everyone.

Diamond’s Are A Girl’s Best Friend showcases Marilyn Monroe’s amazing singing ability, which will get stuck in your head, and you will want to listen to the song again and again, until you know the lyrics by heart.

This timeless rom-com classic was Marilyn Monroe’s breakthrough movie, that skyrocketed her from being a Starlet to a Star. It was also the film that she and her co-star Jane Russell got their hands imprinted on TCL Chinese Theatre.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a hilarious romantic movie for those who enjoy classic Hollywood.

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