The other night I walked into the living room and Carlos was watching Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Since it had just started … I arrived right at the beginning of “Two Little Girls From Little Rock” … I sat down to watch. I love Marilyn Monroe, and when you toss in some Jane Russell, well, I sat down.
About forty-five minutes into it, as Lorelei and Dorothy board the ship to cross the Atlantic, Carlos turns to me …
Carlos: Where’s Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon?
Carlos: Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon? In Dresses?
Me: Uh … That’s Some Like It Hot. It takes place on a train, not a boat. Jane Russell isn’t in it, and it’s in black-and-white.
Later on ….
Carlos: When is she gonna sing “Diamonds Are Forever”?
Carlos: The song? “Diamonds Are Forever”?
Me: “Diamonds Are Forever” is the theme song of a James Bond movie and it’s sung by Shirley Bassey. Marilyn sings “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best friend.”
And then, in the courtroom scene, after Marilyn sings “Diamonds Are Forever a Girl’s Best Friend,” toward the end, Jane Russell appears dressed as Marilyn to try and save her from being arrested for jewel theft.
Carlos: She looks so different there.
Me: That’s not Marilyn Monroe. That's Jane Russell … dressed as Marilyn.
Never a dull moment.