Marilyn Monroe marathon yesterday, which included my favorite Marilyn flick, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" in which she co-starred with Jane Russell, who stole the show with this over the top tribute to the male athletic ideal.
For those of you not familiar with the classic 1950's musical, Marilyn plays Loralie Lee, the gold-digging man trap who tries to force her boyfriend to propose by taking a cruise to Paris. Russell Plays Monroe's BFF Dorothy, who's job it is to play chaperon. As Dorothy says, "It's the chaperon's job to make sure nobody else has any fun. Nobody chaperons the chaperon." As luck would have it, the U.S. Olympic team is also on board, but they have a very strict training regimen and early curfew. This classic scene was about as gay as you can get in the very uptight golden age of Hollywood.
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