Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Film / Performance



Organization: Garter Lane Arts Centre

Event location: O'Connell Street

City/Town: Waterford / Waterford/ Waterford

County: Waterford

Event dates: 31 May 2019 - 31 May 2019

Event Venue: O'Connell Street

Event time: 2pm

Contact phone: 051 877153



In this musical spectacle, Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe are the infamous ‘Two Little Girls from Little Rock”; Dorothy the sassy one looking for true love, and Lorelei, the blonde hoping to marry a millionaire. When the girls take a transatlantic cruise to Paris, an undercover detective follows, to find out if Lorelei is a gold-digger. Unfortunately, she is a born flirt and soon finds herself in a compromising position with Sir Francis Beekman (Charles Coburn), owner of a diamond mine. The girls have to use all their wits to get out of trouble and still find love and marriage. Thanks to the talents of the luminous stars and director Howard Hawks, plus stunning technicolor cinematography, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES emerges as one of the most charming, entertaining musicals of the 1950s. Marilyn Monroe, never more radiant, sings her legendary musical number ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’ (which later inspired Madonna’s ‘Material Girl’ video). Other song highlights include ‘When Love Goes Wrong’ and ‘Bye, Bye Baby’. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Dir: Howard Hawks USA 1953 91 mins Cert: G Language: English Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Tommy Noonan, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid Trailer: