Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Directed by Howard Hawks
This is one of my favorite musicals, if not one of my favorite films. It is pure fun from start to finish. Even if I believe that sometimes gentlemen can prefer brunettes (full disclosure: I am a brunette).
Marilyn Monroe plays a gold digger who is planning on marrying her man in Paris. Her fiancé's dad sends a detective after her to try to prove that she is only marrying him for his money. Marilyn is traveling to Paris with her best friend Jane Russell, who then has feelings for the detective.
So first off, the musical numbers are fantastic. Of course, everyone knows about "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" but I have always preferred "Bye Bye Baby". All the songs, though, are extremely catchy and well choreographed. It is also really funny and of course, for lack of a better word, cute!
It is fun and fluffy! Check it out.
Jane Russell accidentally fell into the pool during "Ain't There Anyone Here For Love" but it was kept in.
Monroe and Russell's only film together, despite getting along exceedingly well.
Jane Russell was the only one who could get Marilyn Monroe out of her trailer in the morning.