Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Farewell to Cleavage

Is the title irreverent? Yes. Do I respect Jane Russell beyond her physical beauty? Of course! I think if anyone has a sense of humor about her bust it's Jane Russell.
I personally find her legs much more attractive.
I heard yesterday of the passing of sex symbol Jane Russell at age 89 of respiratory failure. She is probably best remembered as the voluptuous (to say the least) cowgirl from Howard Hughes' "The Outlaw" (1941). If not for this, then she is usually recognized as the woman who plays second fiddle to Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953) where Monroe sings her most famous song, 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend'. Yet, in watching any of her films, there is a certain je-ne-sais-quoi about her that steals any scene. Her screen presence is such that she outshines even Monroe throughout most of "Gentlemen".

Notice how, despite the gobs of shirtless hunks, the eye still runs directly to her?

Anyway, here's to lady who sang.

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