Jane Russell: Mean.. Moody.. Magnificent

Howard Hughes’ – THE OUTLAW (1943)

‘It is blatant, vulgar, prurient.. I wouldn’t have let it pass the censor..’ NEW CHRONICLE-

‘For it’s size and pretentions it is the silliest film I have ever seen. I cannot recall one touch of taste, one single moment of real intelligence..’ -SUNDAY OBSERVER-

‘It’s not the sort of film from the moral standpoint that I would  recommend to young people at all.’ -DAILY WORKER-

‘Jane Russell would have a hard time in matching her acting ability with Donald Duck or Pluto..’ -Ewart Hodgson – THE TIMES-

‘The exciting Miss. Russell is certainly as handsome as her advertisement. Her clear-cut beauty is of the dark, sultry kind. She has slow, slinky movements..’ -THE STAR-

‘Miss. Russell’s costume is considerably more revealing than Miss Lockwoods’ in Wicked lady.’ -DAILY TELEGRAPH-

‘From the moment we see those two great dark eyes staring at us from the blackness of a stable, she is everything that publicity agents claimed for her.’ -Colin Neil Mackay – DAILY EXPRESS-

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..ARTISTIC OPINIONS ON JANE RUSSELL..


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‘Jane is beautiful, voluptuous, and swarthy as a pirate’s daughter.’

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Jane Russell, ideal feminine type, says artist

James Montgomery Flagg, world-famous artist, asked Jane Russell to pose for him. When he had finished he said, “Jane is beautiful, voluptuous, and swarthy as a pirate’s daughter. I am amazed that they have not hacked her down to the usual Hollywood standard, the coat-hanger with lipstick on it. Men like them the way Russell is looking.”

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‘Full figures.. will make survival possible in an atomic age!’

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Jane Russell - Studio 40's Portraits 4    Jane Russell - Studio 40's Portraits 3    Jane Russell - by George Hurrell c1940-41

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Jane Russell, ideal feminine beauty avers noted doctor

Dr. Henri Victor Nier of California holds that women with full breasts and ample hips always represent the ideal of feminine beauty after wars, and that Doctors have always recognized this biological truth, “now perhaps women will stop dieting and doing all the foolish things that make child-bearing a hazard. Women with full fecund figures, such as that possessed by Jane Russell will make survival possible in an atomic age.”

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‘Russell’s posture is superb and she walks with a smooth rhythmic step.’

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Famous Fashion Designer hails Jane’s superb posture

Jack Perkins, well-known American Fashion Designer, says that it is not enough to wear beautiful clothes on a graceless, slouching girl. They look dismal and unattractive. Jane Russell’s posture is superb and she walks with a smooth rhythmic step. She plays tennis regularly and swims and her advice to other girls is to play hard and be smart.”

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‘Ideally proportioned and an inspiration for a Sculptor..’

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Jane’s figure is inspiration for Sculptor

Chaim Gross, Famous New York Sculptor, admired the youthful and luscious curves of the young actress so much that he asked Howard Hughes to allow her to pose for him. “She has a marvellous figure, ideally proportioned and an inspiration for a Sculptor. The contours of her bust and shoulder-line are perfect, firmly moulded and fluent in outline whatever pose she takes. The most wonderful model for a picture typifying young womanhood.”

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‘Her lips are beautifully moulded and softly appealing.’

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“Jane Russell has the most kissable lips in the world..”

Said William Earl Singer when choosing Jane as the model for his canvas “An Exciting Girl.” Her lips are beautifully moulded and softly appealing. A combination of youth, beauty and sex appeal and the complete absence of artificial or actressy’ traits make her the ideal exciting girl.” Singer has painted the portraits of Gertrude Lawrence, Vivien Leigh, King Albert of Belgium, King Gustav of Sweden, Duke of Windsor and Greta Garbo amongst others.

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Quotes originally published in ‘The Triumph of Jane Russell’,

~Marchwood Press (1951)~

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~ DEDICATED TO THE IRREPLACEABLE JANE RUSSELL ~

(1921-2011)

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3 comments on “Jane Russell: Mean.. Moody.. Magnificent

  1. Steve Bailey says:

    I just stumbled across your blog today. I’ve always thought Jane Russell was one of cinema’s sexiest women ever, and your posts here only prove it. Thanks a million for sharing!

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  3. Remo says:

    Thank You For Sharing..!

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