The Resource Gentlemen prefer blondes, Twentieth Century Fox presents ; Howard Hawks' [film] ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; directed by Howard Hawks

Gentlemen prefer blondes, Twentieth Century Fox presents ; Howard Hawks' [film] ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; directed by Howard Hawks

Label
Gentlemen prefer blondes
Title
Gentlemen prefer blondes
Statement of responsibility
Twentieth Century Fox presents ; Howard Hawks' [film] ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; directed by Howard Hawks
Title variation
  • Howard Hawks'
  • Howard Hawks' Gentlemen prefer blondes
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Lyricist
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Bachelorette showgirl singers Dorothy Shaw and Lorelei Lee are sailing to Paris, courtesy of Lorelei's millionaire boyfriend Gus Esmond, Jr. They're also being shadowed--thanks to Gus Sr.--by private detective Ernie Malone. Lorelei gets embroiled in a contretemps involving Sir Francis "Piggy" Beekman, outspoken Lady Beekman, and a tiara. Dorothy, meanwhile, becomes involved in a running flirtation with the detective. All's well that ends well, but everything plays second fiddle to the snazzy costumes and in-your-face attitudes sported by the showgirls. One of Howard Hawks' biggest commercial hits, this lush, garish, cynical, yet fun-filled fortune-hunter satire is based on a 1949 Broadway musical and has a wisp of a plot, serving merely to tie together the lavish musical numbers
Member of
Cataloging source
UPM
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Gentlemen prefer blondes (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Harry J. Wild ; film editor, Hugh S. Fowler ; music and lyrics by, Jule Styne and Leo Robin ; music and lyrics [of] "When Love Goes Wrong" and "Anyone Here for Love?" by Hoagy Carmichael and Harold Adamson ; choreography, Jack Cole ; musical direction, Lionel Newman ; art direction, Lyle Wheeler, Joseph C. Wright ; costumes designed by Travilla
Date time place
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1953
Dewey number
781.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: Rated G
Language note
In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, George Winslow, Marcel Dalio, Taylor Holmes, Norma Varden, Howard Wendell, Steven Geray
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1896-1977
  • 1910-1976
  • 1903-1982
  • 1921-2011
  • 1926-1962
  • 1920-2013
  • 1921-1968
  • 1946-2015
  • 1900-1983
  • 1878-1959
  • 1908-1975
  • 1904-1973
  • 1905-1994
  • 1899-1981
  • 1895-1966
  • 1893-1981
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  • Hawks, Howard
  • Lederer, Charles
  • Siegel, Sol C.
  • Russell, Jane
  • Monroe, Marilyn
  • Coburn, Charles
  • Reid, Elliott
  • Noonan, Tommy
  • Winslow, George
  • Dalio, Marcel
  • Holmes, Taylor
  • Varden, Norma
  • Wendell, Howard
  • Geray, Steven
  • Styne, Jule
  • Robin, Leo
  • Carmichael, Hoagy
  • Adamson, Harold
  • Fields, Joseph A.
  • Loos, Anita
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
91
Series statement
Marquee musicals
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  • Showgirls
  • Cruise ships
  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Paris (France)
  • Cruise ships
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Showgirls
  • Women
  • France
  • New York (State)
  • Showgirls
  • Cruise ships
  • Man-woman relationship
  • Showgirls
  • Cruise ships
  • Man-woman relationship
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Gentlemen prefer blondes, Twentieth Century Fox presents ; Howard Hawks' [film] ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; directed by Howard Hawks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the musical comedy by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos, presented on the stage by Herman Levin and Oliver Smith
  • Special features: Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Fox Movietone news: "Marilyn & Jane in Cement" (b & w) (1 min.); One sheet gallery [slide show]; Restoration comparison [text and video feature] (2 min.); Marilyn Monroe Theater [previews] (9 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Two Little Girls from Little Rock" -- Main titles -- Dorothy & Lorelei -- Off to France -- The stateroom -- "Bye Bye Baby" -- Stop having fun -- "Ain't There Anyone Here for Love?" -- Seating arrangements -- Piggy -- Mr. Malone -- Lady Beekman's tiara -- Mr. Spoffords's table -- Someone worthwhile -- In a jam -- The blonde burglar -- Plan B -- Piggy's present -- A wrong guy -- Paris -- The jig's up -- "When Love Goes Wrong" -- Gus comes to Paris -- "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" -- The missing tiara -- A girl like I -- "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" (Reprise) -- Who's got the tiara? -- Lorelei's logic -- A double wedding
Control code
ocm71259112
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543261001
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
2282671
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
FM00054343
System control number
(OCoLC)71259112
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital stereo, Dolby digital mono.; full frame presentation preserving the 1.33:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Gentlemen prefer blondes, Twentieth Century Fox presents ; Howard Hawks' [film] ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; directed by Howard Hawks
Publication
Note
  • Based on the musical comedy by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos, presented on the stage by Herman Levin and Oliver Smith
  • Special features: Theatrical trailer (3 min.); Fox Movietone news: "Marilyn & Jane in Cement" (b & w) (1 min.); One sheet gallery [slide show]; Restoration comparison [text and video feature] (2 min.); Marilyn Monroe Theater [previews] (9 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Two Little Girls from Little Rock" -- Main titles -- Dorothy & Lorelei -- Off to France -- The stateroom -- "Bye Bye Baby" -- Stop having fun -- "Ain't There Anyone Here for Love?" -- Seating arrangements -- Piggy -- Mr. Malone -- Lady Beekman's tiara -- Mr. Spoffords's table -- Someone worthwhile -- In a jam -- The blonde burglar -- Plan B -- Piggy's present -- A wrong guy -- Paris -- The jig's up -- "When Love Goes Wrong" -- Gus comes to Paris -- "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" -- The missing tiara -- A girl like I -- "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" (Reprise) -- Who's got the tiara? -- Lorelei's logic -- A double wedding
Control code
ocm71259112
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543261001
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
2282671
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
FM00054343
System control number
(OCoLC)71259112
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital stereo, Dolby digital mono.; full frame presentation preserving the 1.33:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition
Video recording format
DVD

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