... can't cross her heart anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/11/2014|
She was considered one of the sexiest females of Classic Hollywood. I guess she knew how to...do that!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/19/2012|
[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 Anonymous||reply 2||11/19/2012|
Jane Russell: My friend Marilyn did not kill herself
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/19/2012|
Perfect duet. I love this song. Who doesn't?
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|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/19/2012|
I love tributes...i hate not knowing or forgetting.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/19/2012|
R6 - you link isn't visible in the US (copyright restrictions)
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/19/2012|
Oh R7...that sucks! Ok, maybe you can see this tribute then! Kiss!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/19/2012|
They made a powerful duet!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/04/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/04/2013|
They were both fiery!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/04/2013|
R10, same photo, a more clear copy of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/04/2013|
Lol sorry...here is the said photo
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/04/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 14||01/04/2013|
Two ladies of classic cinema together
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/04/2013|
I didn't know that either R14! Very interesting and cool.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/04/2013|
I can't let out this one!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/04/2013|
Nice link about Jane Russell.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/04/2013|
Wait...this is interesting too.
That's all for now
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/04/2013|
R16 is my favorite!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/04/2013|
Ha ha ha ha
Jane Russell with a fuzzy cattish friend
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/05/2013|
Jane Russell and friend. Cute sunglasses.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/13/2013|
Who was her GF?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/13/2013|
Loool R23. Whaaaat?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/13/2013|
Rare photograph of a script reading of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/10/2013|
Were Elliot Reid or Tommy Noonan gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/10/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/10/2013|
One more time...
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/10/2013|
Jane Russell and Irene Dunne.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/10/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/10/2013|
Is that my friend Irma in between Jane and Irene?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/10/2013|
Lol my little margie, you are such a tease!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/10/2013|
She wasn't that into the gays, OP/picture poster
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/10/2013|
Gimme facts R34 or that thing you implied never was real
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/10/2013|
If you can track this down, you'll see her face (and silence) when Cousins' brings up her status as a gay icon.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/10/2013|
Silence means a lot, not necessarily denial...
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/10/2013|
Of course it's subjective, but I was left in doubt that Ms Russell did not embrace being a gay icon.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/10/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 38||05/10/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/10/2013|
Her musical The French Line was originally supposed to star Fred Astaire and Dolores Gray.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/10/2013|
Mary, really? I didn't know that hon, honestly.
Keep on talkin' sweetie, i like you
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/10/2013|
Who replaced Fred in The French Line?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/10/2013|
Why hasn't anyone mentioned Jane's lesbian tendencies?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/10/2013|
Too bad she left her horrible drunkenness (mostly) to become a Krazy Kristian.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/10/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 45||05/11/2013|
R43 i guess it was Gilbert Roland.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/11/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 47||10/11/2014|
She had a beautiful face.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/11/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 49||10/11/2014|
Man, she was butch! She and Marilyn look more like a couple than friends.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/11/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 51||10/11/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 52||10/11/2014|
Thank you R49 - she could really move and what a body.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/11/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 54||10/11/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 55||10/11/2014|
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 Anonymous||reply 56||10/11/2014|