Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Vintage Starlet of the Day

The legendary Jane Russell. Here's an interesting couple facts. In the early 1940's, Miss Russell was turned down a contract with Paramount because she was too tall, and 20th Century Fox said she was too unphotogenic! Excuse me? Unphotogenic? Too tall? Howard Hughes then took over and the rest is history.
In the later fifties Jane scored a sweet deal with Hughes. He gave her a million dollar contract for 6 more movies, but it was right around the time Howard was losing interest in making films. Jane ended up not having to make one of the six movies, and basically scored a million bucks for nothing. Nice.

6 comments:

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

Poor howard went crazy
she scored well though a million dollars in the 50s is a lot of money!

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The Clothes Horse said...

Clearly movie execs know nothing!

Amy said...

I adore Jane Russell- especially in gentlemen prefer blondes.

miss vintage love said...

Yah, Janes comedy skills definitely shine through in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Her and Marilyn are a great combo. They're both hillarious in that movie. Love it.

Vintage Bunny said...

I would have been down right ugly by those standards!!!