3 Reasons Why Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Remains Popular

SPOILER WARNING Last month TCM showcased¬†Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. I did my first #TCMParty live tweet which was entertaining to say the least (then I of course missed Niagara). As I watched the film for the ten millionth time, I couldn’t help but wonder, “why does the movie still appeal to us?” 1.) The gold digger…

Biopic Review: Reliving Marilyn

Reliving Marilyn has been in production for years now and finally got released on Amazon Prime both in the US and the UK. Nadine Banville plays Marilyn while Morgan Blackbyrne plays Whitey Snyder, Marilyn’s real life long-time makeup artist. At the time of writing, it has 3 stars on Amazon US and 1 star on…

Evolution of the Fifties Blondes, Part 3, 1959.

We’re finally at the end of our saga. To recap, Jayne and Mamie have hit their career peaks of the decade, Doris has solidified herself as everyone’s family-friendly blonde, Anita is in an odd transition between the 50s and 60s (although one can argue they all were), and Marilyn is about to rule the decade….

The Evolution of the Fifties Blondes, 1957-1958, Part 2.

When we last let off, we had introduced Monroe, Day, Mansfield, Van Doren, Ekberg, and North. Again, this piece shouldn’t be considered a definitive, academic study on the 50s Blondes but instead should be viewed as a quick primer. If you want to know more about the blondes of the decade, I highly recommend Richard…

The Evolution of the Fifties Blonde – Part 1, 1950-1956.

My focus on the 50s Blondes has festered for over a decade now. I’ve written a multitude of articles – and two books – on the blonde women who seemingly ruled the decade but find a heap of misinformation on their evolution from singing-and-dancing marionettes to halo-haired sex comediennes. While this piece cannot claim to…