I was very sad two days ago to learn about the passing of Jane Russell. The blonde bombshell persona was typified by more than a few actresses in Old Hollywood - Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Mamie Van Doren, Diana Dors all come to mind immediately. But the Brunette Bombshell was a category almost solely created and owned by Jane Russell. From her start as a WWII pinup to her long career as an actress and singer, this lady had guts, fire, brains, talent, always gave as good as she got, and had legs that seemed a mile long. At 38D-24-36, she also had the required bombshell curves. What I admired about her was that she never had to play dumb, or pander to the men in the roles that she played. She created a new "type" and she rocked it. Thank you, Jane. You will be missed.
I have assembled a photo gallery tribute, only a few of which I will post here due to space constrictions. Please visit my facebook page, www.facebook.com/midnightrefrain for the entire album, 48 gorgeous promo and candids. And counting!