Plays November 21st
Directed by Howard Hawks
USA, 1953; 91 mins, in English. Not Rated

Former EVP of the 20th Century Fox Library and current Head of Global Delivery at Amazon Studios Schawn Belston will introduce Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which was restored under his supervision .


Bachelorette showgirl singers Dorothy Shaw and Lorelei Lee are sailing to Paris, courtesy of Lorelei’s millionaire boyfriend, Gus Esmond, Jr. The best friends both have the ambition to secure an engagement ring, but hold different standards for potential suitors. With a manipulative detective hot on their trail, Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe give dazzling performances as they dance, sing, and strut their way through Howard Hawks’ classic adaptation of the stage musical based on Anita Loos’s novel.


GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES was restored using 2K scans of the original 3-strip technicolor negatives from the 20th Century Fox archive.  The three separate color records were digitally restored and recombined. Picture restoration services were provided by Reliance Mediaworks. Audio restoration services were provided by Audio Mechanics.

Showtimes & Tickets

Sunday 11/21, 7:30pm

Festival of Preservation