Happy Jane Russell Friday! From her own autobiography, here is the ultimate Jane Russell photo.
It shows Janie sporting a bikini that producer Howard Hughes wanted her to wear for his movie musical The French Line (1955). Let Jane tell the story:
“At the time, bikinis were only worn by a few naughty girls in the south of France; no one in America had ever worn them. [When I modeled it,] I stood before my horrified camera crew, feeling very naked.”
This reads like the account of a very embarrassed woman. Now look at the photo. Does that look like a very embarrassed woman to you?