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Jane Russell

... can't cross her heart anymore.

by Anonymousreply 5710/11/2014

She was considered one of the sexiest females of Classic Hollywood. I guess she knew how that!

by Anonymousreply 111/19/2012

[on her Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) co-star Marilyn Monroe] She once got her life so balled up that the studio hired a full-time secretary maid for her. So Marilyn soon got the secretary as balled up as she was, and she ended up waiting on the secretary, instead of vice-versa.

The two stars became friends, with Russell describing Monroe as "very shy and very sweet and far more intelligent than people gave her credit for". She later recalled that Monroe showed her dedication by rehearsing her dance routines each evening after most of the crew had left, but she arrived habitually late on set for filming. Realizing that Monroe remained in her dressing room due to stage fright, and that Hawks(the director) was growing impatient with her tardiness, Russell started escorting her to the set.

by Anonymousreply 211/19/2012

Jane Russell: My friend Marilyn did not kill herself

by Anonymousreply 311/19/2012

Perfect duet. I love this song. Who doesn't?

by Anonymousreply 411/19/2012


by Anonymousreply 511/19/2012

I love tributes...i hate not knowing or forgetting.

by Anonymousreply 611/19/2012

R6 - you link isn't visible in the US (copyright restrictions)

by Anonymousreply 711/19/2012

Oh R7...that sucks! Ok, maybe you can see this tribute then! Kiss!

by Anonymousreply 811/19/2012

They made a powerful duet!

by Anonymousreply 901/04/2013


by Anonymousreply 1001/04/2013

They were both fiery!

by Anonymousreply 1101/04/2013

R10, same photo, a more clear copy of it.

by Anonymousreply 1201/04/2013

Lol is the said photo

by Anonymousreply 1301/04/2013

I will always remember the number Jane Russell did in the gym with all those scantily-clad men in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes".

The audience probably didn't know that number was put together by a gay man or that his boyfriend was one of the swimmers in the scene.

by Anonymousreply 1401/04/2013

Two ladies of classic cinema together

by Anonymousreply 1501/04/2013

I didn't know that either R14! Very interesting and cool.

by Anonymousreply 1601/04/2013

I can't let out this one!

by Anonymousreply 1701/04/2013

Nice link about Jane Russell.

Goodnight guys.

by Anonymousreply 1801/04/2013

Wait...this is interesting too.

That's all for now

by Anonymousreply 1901/04/2013

R16 is my favorite!

by Anonymousreply 2001/04/2013

Ha ha ha ha

Jane Russell with a fuzzy cattish friend

by Anonymousreply 2101/05/2013

Jane Russell and friend. Cute sunglasses.

by Anonymousreply 2203/13/2013

Who was her GF?

by Anonymousreply 2303/13/2013

Loool R23. Whaaaat?

by Anonymousreply 2403/13/2013

Rare photograph of a script reading of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe

by Anonymousreply 2505/10/2013

Were Elliot Reid or Tommy Noonan gay?

by Anonymousreply 2605/10/2013


by Anonymousreply 2705/10/2013

One more time...

by Anonymousreply 2805/10/2013

Jane Russell and Irene Dunne.

by Anonymousreply 2905/10/2013


by Anonymousreply 3005/10/2013

Is that my friend Irma in between Jane and Irene?

by Anonymousreply 3105/10/2013

Lol my little margie, you are such a tease!

by Anonymousreply 3205/10/2013

She wasn't that into the gays, OP/picture poster

by Anonymousreply 3305/10/2013

Gimme facts R34 or that thing you implied never was real

by Anonymousreply 3405/10/2013

If you can track this down, you'll see her face (and silence) when Cousins' brings up her status as a gay icon.

by Anonymousreply 3505/10/2013

Silence means a lot, not necessarily denial...

by Anonymousreply 3605/10/2013

Of course it's subjective, but I was left in doubt that Ms Russell did not embrace being a gay icon.

by Anonymousreply 3705/10/2013

Maybe she felt a kind of embarrassment. That's not denial exactly. Ok, she was a Republican, but i don't think that an actress can feel annoyed by other people's sexuality. Maybe she felt a bit uncomfortable about her own sexuality, actresses are vain you know...

by Anonymousreply 3805/10/2013


by Anonymousreply 3905/10/2013

Her musical The French Line was originally supposed to star Fred Astaire and Dolores Gray.

by Anonymousreply 4005/10/2013

Mary, really? I didn't know that hon, honestly.

Keep on talkin' sweetie, i like you

by Anonymousreply 4105/10/2013

Who replaced Fred in The French Line?

by Anonymousreply 4205/10/2013

Why hasn't anyone mentioned Jane's lesbian tendencies?

by Anonymousreply 4305/10/2013

Too bad she left her horrible drunkenness (mostly) to become a Krazy Kristian.

by Anonymousreply 4405/10/2013

Perhaps it was to squelch her urge to pick-up lovely young things.

Jane was not a fundie, she belonged to some off-the-beaten-path church. She didn't like that Pat Robertson crap. Also, she was an old-school Republican, not like the crazies around today.

by Anonymousreply 4505/11/2013

R43 i guess it was Gilbert Roland.

by Anonymousreply 4605/11/2013

Raquel Welch in her autobiography 'Raquel: Beyond the Cleavage' wrote:

'The Outlaw, starring Jane Russell, was considered a very risqué movie, and no one under the age of twenty-one was allowed to see it.'

by Anonymousreply 4710/11/2014

She had a beautiful face.

by Anonymousreply 4810/11/2014


Way one heard it a large percentage of those buff hunks in JR's "Ain't There Anyone Here For Love" number were gay. This could be a gay urban legend but...

Jane Russell was smoking hot in "Looking for Trouble" number from the film "The French Line". So much so the number was censored for American audiences. Europeans got to see Jane do her pelvic thrusts. In the USA shots show only above the waist or Jane was behind that stand.

by Anonymousreply 4910/11/2014

Man, she was butch! She and Marilyn look more like a couple than friends.

by Anonymousreply 5010/11/2014

Early in career, Russell had an abortion that left her unable to have children. She devoted much of her later years to working on behalf of orphaned children.

She was a conservative, yes, but she wasn't much of a hater ...

by Anonymousreply 5110/11/2014

When examined by a physician after said abortion the man remarked at how bad a hatchet job was done on poor JR. He just couldn't believe someone would do that to a young woman.

by Anonymousreply 5210/11/2014

Thank you R49 - she could really move and what a body.

by Anonymousreply 5310/11/2014

In all of her publicity pictures she always looked pissed off. Even when she was smiling.

She, along with Kim Novak, has always been "a man in drag" to me.

by Anonymousreply 5410/11/2014


TY, and YW.

What TFL film lacked in plot development it made up for (or at least tried anyway) with showcasing Jane Russell's figure. To round things out a host of other 1950's beauties in all their corseted/merry-widowed Dior New Look glamour.

by Anonymousreply 5510/11/2014

Saw her in Company on Broadway. She replaced Stritch....tough as nails and very good in the role of Joanne. Took a tour in Sedona and the guide mentioned that she lived there about 10 times. Alcoholic Christian...gorgeous woman. And great spokeswoman for playtex bras.

by Anonymousreply 5610/11/2014
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