Happy birthday, Jane Russell!

Happy birthday, Jane Russell (1921-2011). No birthday cake for Jane, thanks, just a shake.

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Jane Russell Friday # 32

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 musicalĀ 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?

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