Anything but plain

My friends at genconnect.com invited me to write something for them about Jane Russell, who died yesterday at 89. I was six when the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes came out in 1953, but I remember watching Jane and Marilyn (as in Monroe) and deciding I thought Jane was prettier. Maybe it was because I identified more with her looks since I had dark hair.  That’s how six year olds think. I’ll be  six plus 58 in a week, and I still think Jane had it all over Marilyn. Check out my thoughts about Jane and tell genconnect yours.

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3 Responses to “Anything but plain”

  1. Geri Brin says:

    Hi Lina

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  2. lina says:

    What a babe!

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  3. Toby Wollin says:

    Jane Russell was not the ‘dark Marilyn Monroe’ she was the ‘smart, sexy, clever brunette’. Monroe had to play the dipsy doodle all the time. In that way, she was like Judy Holliday or Jean Hagen, doomed to play certain parts because of appearance and voice quality. Jane Russell had it all over all of them because she gave off a ‘tough, clever, knowing, been there-done that’ vibe.

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