Bachelorette showgirl singers Dorothy Shaw and Lorelei Lee are sailing to Paris, courtesy of Lorelei's millionaire boyfriend Gus Esmond, Jr. They're also being shadowed--thanks to Gus Sr.--by private detective Ernie Malone. Lorelei gets embroiled in a contretemps involving Sir Francis "Piggy" Beekman, outspoken Lady Beekman, and a tiara. Dorothy, meanwhile, becomes involved in a running flirtation with the detective. All's well that ends well, but everything plays second fiddle to the snazzy costumes and in-your-face attitudes sported by the showgirls. One of Howard Hawks' biggest commercial hits, this lush, garish, cynical, yet fun-filled fortune-hunter satire is based on a 1949 Broadway musical and has a wisp of a plot, serving merely to tie together the lavish musical numbers.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Paris (France) -- Fiction.
Showgirls -- Fiction.
Women -- Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Romantic comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fields, Joseph A., 1895-1966. Gentlemen prefer blondes. [DVD]Videorecording.
Hawks, Howard, 1896-1977.
Lederer, Charles, 1910-1976.
Loos, Anita, 1893-1981. Gentlemen prefer blondes [DVD]Videorecording.
Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962.
Russell, Jane, 1921-2011.
Siegel, Sol C., 1903-1982.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.