‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ at Metrograph NYC

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes will be screened at Metrograph NYC from March 25-26.

“Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell burst onto the screen with blazing Technicolors in this bold, brassy musical from preeminent Hollywood wit and effortless genre-hopper Howard Hawks. The cooing flirt and the deadpan beauty are a pair of unapologetic gold diggers and best friends, strutting their va-va-voom on a cruise ship bound for Paris. The height of ironic ’50s spectacle, a celebration of big naturals and dazzling artifice, Hawks’s film is spangled with delightfully cheeky numbers, including ‘Two Little Girls from Little Rock,’ ‘Ain’t There Anyone Here for Love?’ and Monroe’s iconic ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.’ Apropos of nothing, one of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Top 10 Favorite Films, and soon to be one of yours.”

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