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July 1, 2016

22 Pictures of Marilyn Monroe Wardrobe Tests as Lorelei Lee in 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' (1953)

Increased press coverage of Marilyn brought headaches, but it also contributed to an improvement in her status at Twentieth Century-Fox throughout the production of Niagara.

On June 1, 1952, Fox gave Marilyn a surprise birthday present -- the news that she would star as Lorelei Lee in the film version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. A smash success on the Broadway stage, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes had been running for over two years with Carol Channing starring as the vivacious Lorelei.

Here, we collected 22 interesting behind-the-scenes photos of Marilyn Monroe wardrobe tests as Lorelei in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.



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