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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (U) + intro by Adrian Wootton

Marilyn Monroe surrounded by fan girls in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn Monroe stars as showgirl Lorelei Lee in Howard Hawks's classic musical comedy.

A gorgeous Technicolor Hollywood glamour fest with classic comedy scenes and bravura musical numbers thrown in. Adapted by the legendary director Howard Hawks from the Loos/ Fields stage play, this is one of Marilyn Monroe’s most charismatic roles as the gold-digging showgirl Lorelei who drags her friend (the equally mesmerising Jane Russell) into one hilarious scrape after another.

Adrian Wootton OBE, CEO of Film London, introduces the film.

US 1953 Dir Howard Hawks 91 min

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