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Sunday, June 6, 2021

Jane Russell's boy toy


John Weidemann hit a lot of peoples' radar when he appeared in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Jane Russell in a production number set in a gym full of hunky men wearing flesh colored form fitting trunks.  As you will see, his show business career didn't go very much farther, but he certainly made a splash when Jane's eyes pop early in this clip.  Miss Russell knew that most of the men in the chorus were gay and even commented that they weren't really interested in her, but did a good job anyway.
Whether John was gay or not, I do not know.

 

4 comments:

  1. How can I get membership of this gym?!

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  2. A favorite scene from a favorite movie. I had never heard the additional "unused audio". Thanks, Jerry. In the plot, the hunky men are the U.S. Olympic team, traveling on the same transatlantic cruise ship as Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe.

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    1. You're welcome, and thanks for fixing my omission of the setting and the makeup of the guys in the gym.

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