Ain’t There Anyone Here For Love? – Here’s To Jane Russell

Damn, I love Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

I love how suggestive it is and I love the female leads, played by Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. Monroe is delightfully ditzy at Lorelei and Russell is wonderfully savvy as Dorothy. As far as female performances go in classic Hollywood cinema, this duo is one of the finest comedic pairings.

Jane Russell passed away today at the age of 89. Russell is perhaps best known for her film debut in Howard Hughes’ The Outlaw (1943).

The Outlaw surrounded by controversy. A poster revealed too much of the then 19-year-old’s breasts and the Catholic Church kind of freaked out. The controversy made Russell a star and it got one thing right: Russell was one of the most beautiful actresses to grace the silver screen.

I prefer to think of Jane Russell performing “Ain’t There Anyone Here For Love?” one of the musical number’s from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Russell owns the screen with every suggestive glance, her fabulous checkered coat, and the way she sashays across the stage. It’s not for everyone, but I just love it.

What is your favorite Jane Russell moment? Sound off below.

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