Marilyn Monroe in Gentlmen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Marilyn Monroe in Gentlmen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Howard Hawks | United States | 1953 | G

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Wed 12 Apr 2023

Monroe sparkles as the eternally blonde showgirl Lorelei Lee alongside Jane Russell as her sharp-witted brunette best friend. The two form “a pair of cartoon gold diggers” (J. Hoberman) in Hawks’ effervescent musical comedy, based on the novel and stage musical written by Anita Loos. Monroe’s comic prowess is in excellent form in this fancifully escapist narrative, bolstered by bright Technicolor, iconic costume design by William Travilla and a delightful score (including 'Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend'). With Charles Coburn as a loveable millionaire.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Park Circus
Runtime: 91 mins

Event duration

91 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Marilyn Monroe's (1926–62) image, as the personification of Hollywood glamour, beauty and desirability, is perhaps the most iconic in popular culture...

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Marilyn Monroe in a red glittery dress in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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