The costumes are fantastic, the songs are fabulous and the central theme that diamonds are a girl's best friend is one anyone can relate to. I also love Two Little Girls From Little Rock. This film is the very definition of they don't make them like this anymore. It's utterly charming.
I believe that the lyrics to Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend are simply some of the best ever written: "a kiss on the hand can be quite continental, but diamonds are a girl's best friend! A kiss may be grand, but it won't pay the rental on your humble flat, or help you at the automat." Genius! There's more: "get that ice or else no dice!" I can listen to Marilyn sing it over and over. She may not have the best voice but you really feel like she means it.
It's made for a rainy afternoon and cups of tea. Oh, and the costumes are divine. Look at these pictures. I want a pink gown with matching gloves!