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The Resource Gentlemen prefer blondes, Twentieth Century Fox presents a Howard Hawks' film ; screenplay by Charles Lederer ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; directed by Howard Hawks, (videorecording)

Gentlemen prefer blondes, Twentieth Century Fox presents a Howard Hawks' film ; screenplay by Charles Lederer ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; directed by Howard Hawks, (videorecording)

Label
Gentlemen prefer blondes
Title
Gentlemen prefer blondes
Statement of responsibility
Twentieth Century Fox presents a Howard Hawks' film ; screenplay by Charles Lederer ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; directed by Howard Hawks
Title variation
  • Howard Hawks'
  • Howard Hawks' Gentlemen prefer blondes
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Lyricist
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
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
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Cataloging source
UPM
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Gentlemen prefer blondes (Motion picture : 1953)
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
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
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-
  • 1900-1983
  • 1878-1959
  • 1908-1975
  • 1904-1973
  • 1905-1994
  • 1899-1981
  • 1895-1966
  • 1893-1981
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • 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)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Gentlemen prefer blondes, Twentieth Century Fox presents a Howard Hawks' film ; screenplay by Charles Lederer ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; directed by Howard Hawks, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as motion picture in 1953
  • Based on the musical comedy by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos, presented on the stage by Herman Levin and Oliver Smith
  • Special features: Fox Movietone news: "Marilyn & Jane in Cement" ; one sheet still gallery ; restoration comparison ; original theatrical trailer ; Marilyn Monroe theater ; original theatrical trailer
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
Control code
ocm71259112
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543261001
  • 024543261018
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1095863
  • (Sirsi) o71259112
  • (OCoLC)71259112
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC; full frame (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital stereo, Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Gentlemen prefer blondes, Twentieth Century Fox presents a Howard Hawks' film ; screenplay by Charles Lederer ; produced by Sol C. Siegel ; directed by Howard Hawks, (videorecording)
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as motion picture in 1953
  • Based on the musical comedy by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos, presented on the stage by Herman Levin and Oliver Smith
  • Special features: Fox Movietone news: "Marilyn & Jane in Cement" ; one sheet still gallery ; restoration comparison ; original theatrical trailer ; Marilyn Monroe theater ; original theatrical trailer
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
Control code
ocm71259112
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543261001
  • 024543261018
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1095863
  • (Sirsi) o71259112
  • (OCoLC)71259112
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC; full frame (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital stereo, Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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