‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,’ Marilyn’s signature number from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, is being reissued by Stardust Records as a limited edition 7-inch, 45 rpm vinyl single, in blue and red versions.
In the cover photo – usually credited to Bert Reisfeld – Marilyn wears her ‘diamond bathing suit‘ from How to Marry a Millionaire (1953.) The B-side is a remix by rockabilly guitarist Danny B. Harvey, which appeared in the 2010 movie Burlesque.
The Stardust label is part of the LA-based Cleopatra Records, which also released the 7-inch ‘Box of Diamonds‘ collection, and a long-player compilation on picture disc. For fans in the UK, the red ‘Diamonds’ single can be pre-ordered here.
Thanks to A Passion for Marilyn