Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Jane Russell - what a beauty
It was really sad to wake up to the news of Jane Russell's death as she was one of my favourite actresses and it was her and Marilyn Monroe who formed part of my MA dissertation on the red dress thanks to their stellar performance in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). If you haven't seen it then make sure you do. Jane Russell is wonderful and delivers great gags and comic timing, as does Marilyn. The pair are fabulous together.
The death of Jane Russell really is an end of an era when it comes to 1940s stars. Her Hollywood career ended at the end of the 1950s. She was a real bombshell!