Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928 film)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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 dates
  • January 18, 1928 (1928-01-18)
Running time
75 minutes 7 reels (6,871 ft)
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a 1928 silent 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 made into the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Jane Russell as Dorothy Shaw and Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei Lee in 1953.


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