Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (U)

Film

Comedy

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Wed Feb 24 2010

Howard Hawks’s late-period comic essay on the economic advantages of an ample bosom is not one of his best, though it just about works as a naughty Technicolor bellwether to these ‘Sex and the City’-fixated times. Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell play a pair of chesty chisellers aboard a cruise ship bound for Paris, forced to work their faux-ditsy charms amid a chorus of  male admirers. While there’s enough laboured screwball and gauche innuendo to raise the odd titter, it’s the kitsch background details that generate much of the fun: just try not to smirk at the flesh-toned underwear of the backing singers for Russell’s rendition of ‘Ain’t There Anyone Here for Love?’. Still, if camp comedy capering (don’t call it a social satire!) isn’t your thing, it’s worth the ticket to see Monroe’s iconic and flawlessly choreographed performance of ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’: a perfect four minutes of film.
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Rated:

U

UK release:

Fri Feb 26, 2010

Duration:

91 mins

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Somerset House

Strand, London, WC2R 1LA Show map/details

  • Address:

    Somerset House Strand
    London
    WC2R 1LA

  • Venue phone:

    020 7845 4600

  • Venue website:

    www.somersethouse.org.uk

  • Opening hours:

    Daily 10am-6pm

  • Transport:

    Tube: Charing Cross/Covent Garden

  • Price:

    Free; admission charge applies from some temporary exhibitions

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    1. Somerset House
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  • Sun Aug 10:

    • 21:00

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