Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928 film)

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - 1928.jpg
1928 lobby poster with Ruth Taylor and Holmes Herbert
Directed by Mal St. Clair
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
Written by Anita Loos and John Emerson (scenario)
Anita Loos and Herman Mankiewicz (titles)
Based on Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
by Anita Loos
Starring Ruth Taylor
Alice White
Cinematography Harold Rosson
Edited by Jane Loring
William Shea
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • January 18, 1928 (1928-01-18)
Running time
75 minutes 7 reels (6,871 ft)
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a 1928 American silent comedy film directed by Mal St. Clair, co-written by Anita Loos based on her novel, and released by Paramount Pictures. No copies are known to exist, and it is now considered to be a lost film.[1][2][3][4] The Broadway version Gentlemen Prefer Blondes starring Carol Channing as Lorelei Lee was mounted in 1949. It was remade into the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Jane Russell as Dorothy Shaw and Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei Lee in 1953.



See also


  1. ^ Thompson, Frank T. (March 1996). Lost Films: Important Movies That Disappeared. Carol Publishing Corporation. pp. 12–18. ISBN 978-0-8065-1604-2. 
  2. ^ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at database
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  4. ^ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at; Lost Films Wanted Archived August 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

External links

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes on IMDb
  • Synopsis at AllMovie
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at Virtual History
  • Period advertisement poster for the film
  • Stills and lobby cards at

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