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Amazon Prime: 1952

Amazon Prime: 1952

February 1952. "Actresses Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe on set and in costume for the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Photo by Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

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Of corset we can

The lovely but rigorously corseted lady in the background seems to be wistfully checking out Marilyn's behind. I imagine MM had that effect on both genders. I know it's like pointing out that water is wet, but she was a true beauty as well as a knockout. Marilyn's performance in How To Marry a Millionaire ("I already think you're quite a strudel") is so incandescent that, with the help of the gorgeous Bettys -- Bacall and Grable -- it's basically a love letter to the power of sheer uncompromising feminine allure. The women of old Hollywood have always and will continue to inspire me to wear more (rather than less) mascara, lipstick, nail polish, perfume, high heels, pretty dresses, twinkling jewels, and fetching hats. After all, this ain't a dress rehearsal.

So hopeful ...

When I clicked on "View full size".

True

Or as I like to say, Female Version 1.0

Forget about the hats

Are those flowers or cabbages at the tops of their outfits?

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