Saturday, January 19, 2008

Los caballeros prefieren a Jane Russell

Un pequeño guiño a la historia del cine siguiendo el caso de una mujer que, aunque hace tiempo que abandonó los escenarios, sigue felizmente entre nostros. Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell nació en Minnesota en 1921, y desde joven recibió clases de piano e interpretación. Luego de una breve etapa como modelo, en 1940 el mítico Howard Hughes apostó por ella con un contrato de 7 años que le serviría para debutar con "El forajido". El ascenso de Jane, una mujer de fuerte carácter y físico rompedor, fue fulgurante, y rápidamente se convirtió en el principal sex-symbol para los soldados que servían en la segunda guerra mundial. En 1953 le llegó su intervención más renombrada al lado de Marylin Monroe en "Los caballeros las prefieren rubias", que tendría su secuela en "Pero acaban casándose con las morenas". Robert Mitchum, Groucho Marx, Clark Gable, Victor Mature, Vicent Price o Frank Sinatra fueron algunas de sus parejas cinematográficas en aquellos exitosos años 50 y 60. Mujer de ideas conservadoras, Jane Russell ha estado, desde su juventud hasta la actualidad, implicada en la causa del partido republicano.



At the height of her career, Russell started the "Hollywood Christian Group," a weekly Bible study at her home for Christians in the movie business that was attended by some of the biggest names.[2] Russell was a prominent Republican who attended the Eisenhower inauguration, along with Lou Costello, Dick Powell, June Allyson, Anita Louise, Louella Parsons, and other Republicans.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Russell
We took Leah to a screening of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” this weekend at the Cinematheque which was followed by an in-person discussion with actress and former bombshell Jane Russell. Did you know that unlike today, many of the biggest stars in Hollywood in the 1950s were staunch Republicans? Jane Russell was right up there with Ronald Reagan, John Wayne, Lou Costello, June Allyson, Dick Powell, and Jimmy Stewart. During a speech in 2003, she announced that “these days I am a teetotaling, mean-spirited, right-wing, narrow-minded conservative Christian bigot, but not a racist.”
http://dannymiller.typepad.com/blog/2005/11/my_favorite_rig.html


Asked what she thinks of Hollywood liberals George Clooney, Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn: "I think they're not well."
Asked why modern Hollywood is so liberal: "I think the Sixties have happened between when I was there and now. A lot of the actors and actresses, their parents were Sixties people and they just have a Democratic left wing - they flipped."
"I have always been a Republican, and when I was in Hollywood long ago, most of the people there were Republican. The studio heads were all Republican, my boss
Howard Hughes was a raving Republican, and we had a motion picture code in those days so they couldn't do all this naughty stuff. We had John Wayne, we had Charlton Heston, we had man named Ronald Reagan, we had Robert Mitchum, James Stewart, Clark Gable."
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000066/bio

Comments:
¿Se casó en 1974?
 
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