One of the other Icons and Sex Symbols of early cinema passed away today. Jane Russell died at 89 in Santa Maria in central California today. She was definitely the brunettes version of Marilyn Monroe. Any thoughts ?
my favorite is still Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
She does not look comfortable posing in that straw AT ALL!
She seems to be snarling, "You think you're gonna roll in this hay with me? Not a chance, buster."
It's sad that another of those "old time" stars has passed. Having said that, though, I can't honestly said I ever saw anything appealing about her. I suspect it has to do with the fact that I'm not a man; but, to me, Jane Russell was just kind of "a big, awful, man-ish, woman". (It probably also doesn't help that she was of my mother's generaton.) (Obviously some people saw her as a sex symbol - so who am I to question it.. )
I think I always got her confused with Jayne Mansfield. Didn't she also have huge boobs?
This was the photo I had in my mind. It is at my local Bucca di Beppo restorante. What a crackup!
Not to be too ghoulish, but what happened to Jayne Mansfield (since you seem to be our resident expert on "big" stars, Tony!)
It most certainly is Ms. Loren. Who still looks FABULOUS (at least the last time I saw her -- maybe she's withering now).
I think I'm sorry I asked about Jayne Mansfield. Hopeully Ms. Russell's demise was less gory!
Thanks for the info, tho, pal Tony! MM
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