Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Monday, August 15th at 7pm and Tuesday, August 16th at 1pm
Hosted by Chris Palestrant (Monday screening only)

Lorelei Lee is a beautiful showgirl engaged to be married to the wealthy Gus Esmond much to the disapproval of Gus’ rich father, Esmond Sr., who thinks that Lorelei is just after his money. When Lorelei goes on a cruise accompanied only by her best friend, Dorothy Shaw, Esmond Sr. hires Ernie Malone, a private detective, to follow her and report any questionable behavior that would disqualify her from the marriage. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, & Charles Coburn. (1953, 91 minutes)

Chris Palestrant¬†is Professor of Music at Elizabeth City State University and a celebrated composer and lecturer. He is host of the Outer Banks’ annual Bryan Film Series.