Sunday, 30 September 2012

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

This is one of my favourite sunday afternoon films. Marilyn is at her most adorable in this film and Jane Russell is marvellously cynical and has some great lines, "in bed by 9am? That's when life just begins!"

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!

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