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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes shows Gene Marshall at a party as Marilyn Monroe.
Gene Gentleman Prefer Blondes

Credit: Ashton Drake

Info Edit

SKU: 38270

Released: 2001

Circa: 1955

Inspiration: Gentleman Prefer Blondes costume by Travilla

Company: Ashton-Drake

Retail: $125.00

DollEdit

Gene doll with blonde chin length hair. Styled with a side part and flipunder in back. Red lips, grey eyeshadow and eyebrows.

OutfitEdit

Midnight blue spaghetti strap beaded sheath and matching bolero jacket with three quarter length sleeves.

ShoesEdit

Midnight blue ribbon tie shoes.

JewelryEdit

"Diamond" rhinestone drop earrings set in "gold."

DescriptionEdit

When the Monolithic starrs are invited to a gala ball honoring Twentieth Century-Fox, the pick their favorite costumes from their favorite Twentieth Century-Fox films. What style & fashion! And Lorelei Lee is just a trifle naughty! In honor of her favorite film, Gene wears a costume from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."

Story Card Edit

1955.  It was the twentieth anniversary of 20th Century Fox, and they were celebrating with a gigantic gala.  All Hollywood was invited to attend, wearing a costume from any of 20th Century Fox's many successful films to the gala event.

Monolithic arranged to borrow some prints of some of 20th Century Fox's biggest hits so that their roster of stars could pick and choose their favorite 20th Century Fox costumes.  There, in a private screening room on the Monolithic lot, Monolithic's best and brightest huddled in the darkness, costume department personnel close at hand, eager to see which costumes would suit them best.

"Hmmmmmm," thought Gene Marshall, as the rest of the viewers laughed as the beautiful Lorelei Lee ever-so-clumsily-on-purpose spilled her drink on her co-star's suit in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.  "That's my dress--sexy and smarter than anybody would guess--just like Lorelei!  I could get away with that!  I know what I prefer--thanks ever so!"

And with that, she was off to the hairdresser's to change her hair to a breathless shade of blonde...

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