Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Jane Russell 1921-2011

Jane Russell
More sad news today, with the passing of Hollywood Legend Jane Russell at the age of 89.

I've re-acquainted myself with quite a few of Jane's films again in recent months, particularly her first film directed by John Hughes, The Outlaw, a wonderful B movie Western that was certainly saved by her appearance as the love interest. The film itself was deemed too hot for censors, and was banned for several years before been released.

One thing that struck me is that she certainly enjoyed parodying her sex bomb image and anyone who wants to see a great example of this should check out Son Of Paleface in which she stars with the great Bob Hope.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was the popular movie she did with Marilyn Monroe but as she proved in it's sequel that Gentlemen (also) Marry Brunettes she herself was the shining star!

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