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“Ain’t There Anyone Here for Love?”

Posted by on March 1, 2011 in the A Little Nite Music category with 1 comment

RIP Jane Russell (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011)

Jane Russell, the buxom brunette who played Marilyn Monroe’s sharp-tongued sidekick in the camp classic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, died of a respiratory-related illness yesterday at the age of 89.

Russell’s homoerotic music number “Ain’t There Anyone Here for Love?” — which featured hunky muscle men in flesh colored swim trunks — is one of the reasons Blondes is widely regarded as an example of coded gay cinema.

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