Friday, October 23, 2009

LIFE With Jane

Just because she's such a beauty and a truly wonderful lady, I thought I would do a post on Jane Russell. You don't mind, DO YOU?

Jane Russell was born on June 21, 1921 as Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell in Bemidji, Minnesota. She now lives in the Santa Maria Valley on the Central Coast of California.

In 1940, Russell was signed to a seven-year contract by film mogul Howard Hughes and made her motion picture debut in The Outlaw (1943), a story about Billy the Kid that went to great lengths to showcase her voluptuous figure.

Although the movie was completed in 1941, it was released for a limited showing two years later. There were problems with the censorship of the production code over the way her ample cleavage was displayed. When the movie was finally passed, it had a general release in 1946.

Together with Lana Turner and Rita Hayworth, Russell personified the sensuously contoured sweater girl look. Bob Hope once introducing her as "the two and only Jane Russell". The photo of her on a haystack glowering with sulky beauty and youthful sensuality was a popular pin-up with Service men during World War II.

LINK: Read more about Jane Russell on Wikipedia


Major Pepperidge said...

Lovely Jane always seemed like a bad girl who wasn't really *that* bad!

Lord K said...

Just fine. She's awesome. Thanks.

Keith said...

Wow. She's so incredibly fine. Great photos of her. Hope you've had a good weekend.

TokyoMagic! said...

Didn't Howard Hughes even design the bra that she wore in The Outlaw?

Bluekarma said...

she wore a bra? lol