Sunday, June 21, 2009

Jane Russell turns 88


The eternally beautiful Jane Russell turns 88 today! I had the pleasure of seeing the living legend in person a few years back in Los Angeles at the Aero Theatre's Jane Russell Double Feature of Gentleman Prefer Blondes and Son of Paleface. Jane showed up unexpectedly for a Q & A and was very candid and pleasant. At the time she was living in New Mexico and involved with adoption charities. Still statuesque and elegant, she was visibly flattered at the overwhelmingly amorous response the audience gave her. If you can, pick up Jane Russell: My Path and My Detours : An Autobiography, fantastic read!

Happy Birthday Jane!















last photo by Getty images

17 comments:

Heavenly Housewife said...

What beautiful pictures. I love the one where she is sitting on the steps with Marilyn.

Amanda said...

Jane is a stunner! Such a great actress too. Wonderful to see the post on her birthday.

Miss Muller said...

come to see Singe-Parlant's new look!

Robby Cress said...

Jane Russell was so beautiful. That would have been a fascinating Q&A to sit in on!

kittypackard said...

Ohhh, gorgeous shots!
You look at how beautiful she is and think 'yep, the just don't make 'em like that anymore.'
Happy Birthday, Jane!

ivane said...

she is stunning..and is that a coke bottle Marilyn appears to be drinking out of? :)

Katie said...

Yes, it is a coke bottle! And Robby, I wish I could remember a lot of what was said during the Q & A. I do remember she went on at length about adoption charities and the like.

stells and co. said...

The pics of her are stunning!

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Maggi said...

She is just marvelous! I loved her in Son of Pale Face and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes!

Rupert Alistair said...

What fabulous shots! I particularly like the one of Russell fixing her lipstick while Monroe drinks a bottle of pop! Great stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Rupert

Bucca said...

Stunning!

Natasha Sazonova said...

On some photos she looks a lot like Katharine Hepburn...

youngwivestales said...

Such a Fox <3 Womens bodies back then were so much more soft and beautiful back then, now if they aren't hard as a rock and fake they are not as proportioned...I dunno that's what it seems anyways

Jack R said...

Wow, I'd long heard about the Mozert sitting but have never seen this photo. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the nice plug of my Bolles blog.
Jack

Alex Maxim photography said...

The first photo is just stunning! Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

One of the sexiest ladies of all time; even dressed in " drag " wearing black cowboy clothes in " son of Paleface " as " Mike ", The Torch , Delroy, Jane's ultra femininity can't be masked by her cowboy duds. Jane in this movie was the sexiest " disguised cowboy " ever !