Lorelei Lee (Monroe) is an entertainer with her best friend Dorothy Shaw (Russell) only after a rich husband. She has one in her grasps, they only have to make it to Paris and get married before his father interferes. The problem, father has sent a private detective to dig up the dirt... and then all hell breaks loose with diamond tiaras, flirting older gentlemen, singing in the courthouse, and love.
This is great fun to sing *poorly* along with. Anyone Here For Love? is my fave to belt out... and watch. After all, those Olympians are so talented and naked. Tehehe. Of course, this is the musical with the infamous Diamonds Are A Girl's Best-friend song, but I can't let that shadow the other brilliant songs and performances.
The story line is tight, the characters are lovable and over the top. Of course Dorothy is the one I most identify with (she's sassy and daring and mouthy and fiercely protective of her friend) and Lorelei makes sense at the end, proving she isn't that dumb.
Oh, and the dresses! I want their wardrobes. And how did they manage to have such perfect hair and war paint? I know they had artists and stylists, but back in those days women were skilled with the eyeliner and lipstick in their everyday lives. I want to know this stuff... then again, no. If I know it and start doing it everyday, I'll spend a fortune on products and won't have any disposable income for books. Hell no. Keep those secrets. I'll admire from afar.