WEIRDLAND: R.I.P. Jane Russell (1921-2011)

Monday, February 28, 2011

R.I.P. Jane Russell (1921-2011)

"The girl with the summer-hot lips and the winter-cold heart". "There are two good reasons why men go to see her. Those are enough" - Howard Hughes, quoted in Robert Hale's "The Humour of Sex"

"Publicity can be terrible. But only if you don't have any" -Jane Russell

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell putting their signatures in cement at Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, 1953

Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" directed by Howard Hawks in 1953

"She once got her life so balled up that the studio hired a full-time secretary maid for her. So Marilyn soon got the secretary as balled up as she was, and she ended up waiting on the secretary, instead of vice-versa" -Jane Russell on her co-star Marilyn Monroe


ros@dimaggio63 said...

Grande Jane !!!!
Il mondo perde una grande e meravigliosa attrice !
Mi piaceva molto !
Un pensiero a Lei ed ai suoi cari !
Per fortuna possiamo rivederla nei suoi fantastici films !
Ciao Kendra e buona girnata :)

Kendra said...

yes, Myriam, Jane Russell was wonderful, I devour her movies with passion, she started as Howard Hughes' muse and then she continued a vibrant career!

If you have watched "The Aviator" with Leo DiCaprio playing Howard Hughes there is an allusion to Jane Russell (and her breasts) in "The Outlaw", in fact Leonardo DiCaprio spent a day talking with Jane Russell about Hughes.

She died at 89, at least she lived a great life.

I hope you have a good week, Myriam!