Friday, 19 February 2010

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes....60th Anniversary

Hello, Retro Lovers!
I know that not too long ago I did my look back at Hello, Dolly! update and Carol Channing was the main feature. Here I go again with more Carol. This past December 8th, the musical stage comedy, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes turned 60.
This musical gave Carol Channing the big BOOST she needed to become the star she is today and will always be. Lorelei Lee would be the toast of Broadway and Carol would play her for nearly two years with only just a few short breaks. Carol was a hit and these photos, newspaper clippings and other items are what I share with you as we recall this piece of Broadway history. The movie role of Lorelei Lee went to Marilyn in 1953 as we all know but... Carol was the real diamond!
Enjoy this look back to 1949- 1951!!!