‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ in Adelaide

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – which turns 70 this year – is showing at 7 pm this Friday, March 17th,  at the Palace Nova East End in Adelaide, Australia, as part of an ongoing Anniversary Festival. (Incidentally, the 1949 stage musical on which the movie was based is currently enjoying a revival at the Hayes Theatre in Sydney.)

‘I cycled home somewhat overwhelmed by the music and colour and sexiness of the film I’d just unexpectedly seen. I’ve seen it many times since and, with all its flaws, I love every minute of it.’ – David Stratton, The Australian

‘Monroe sparkles like the diamonds she worships.’ – James Jackson, Times UK

‘You won’t find a more elegant take on ’50s va-va-voom vulgarity or a more joyous paean to the cheesecake self-empowerment of two little girls from Little Rock.’ – David Fear, Time Out

“If there’s a single film that could shatter Laura Mulvey’s theory of the ‘male gaze’ it’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.’ – Christian Blauvelt, Slant Magazine