Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928 film)

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

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
1928 lobby poster with Ruth Taylor and Holmes Herbert
Directed byMal St. Clair
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
Written byAnita Loos and John Emerson (scenario)
Anita Loos and Herman Mankiewicz (titles)
Based onGentlemen Prefer Blondes
by Anita Loos
StarringRuth Taylor
Alice White
CinematographyHarold Rosson
Edited byJane Loring
William Shea
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • January 18, 1928 (1928-01-18)
Running time
75 minutes 7 reels (6,871 ft)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


Blonde Lorelei and her brunette friend Dorothy search for rich husbands.[5]


See also


  1. Thompson, Frank T. (March 1996). Lost Films: Important Movies That Disappeared. Carol Publishing Corporation. pp. 12–18. ISBN 978-0-8065-1604-2.
  2. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at database
  3. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  4. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes at; Lost Films Wanted ..Retrieved July 19, 2018
  5. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928) - IMDb, retrieved November 4, 2019
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