Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Outdoor Cinema Edition

Happy Monday morning folks!  Lest you think ALL Mondays royally suck, lets focus on some upcoming super Monday fun: Screen on the Green, an outdoor movie screening tradition on the National Mall from July 25th – August 15th.

And Monday, August 8th happens to be one of my favorite movies of ALL time, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the 1953 musical comedy with Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell.  But mainly, Marilyn Monroe
Did you know that the studio didn’t even want Marilyn for this role, but the absolutely annoying Betty Grable?  And once Marilyn was cast she was paid much less than her costar, Jane Russell, despite the–um–title and entire point of the film.

I’m pretty sure that must have pissed her off.  In fact, when told she was not the star of the film, Marilyn Monroe was quoted as saying, “Well whatever I am, I’m still the blonde.”

In the end though, Marilyn is the queen of all sexy, cinema goddesses and the film has everything I’ve ever wanted in a good story: glamorous ladies, music and fantastic costumes.

Bring a blanket and some snacks and come join me on Monday, August 8th on the  National Mall for Screen on the Green.  Let us gaze intently upon Marilyn on the big screen, the only appropriate place for such beauty, and let’s hear it for the naughty girls who finish first.

That’s all cats and kittens.



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