Wonderful Vintage Photos of Marilyn Monroe Performing Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend (1953)

The musical number from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes whose lyrics explain why and how women need to pursue men with money.

Monroe’s rendition of the number and her pink dress are considered iconic, and the performance has inspired homages by Madonna, Geri Halliwell, Kylie Minogue, Nicole Kidman, Anna Nicole Smith, Christina Aguilera and James Franco.

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Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953 via

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Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953 via

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Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953 via

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Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953 via

 

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Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953 via

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