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Skylark

Year of Jane Russell: Day 320

In late 1961, Jane starred in a production of Skylark at the Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago.

Jane Takes the Stage

Year of Jane Russell: Day 319

Now that we’ve looked at Jane’s 1950 films, let’s veer into some of her stage work. Here’s a program from Janus, her first play which was staged in 1959 at three different theaters in the round in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York. 

Fuzzy Portrait

Year of Jane Russell: Day 318

I adore this portrait of Jane during the time of Fuzzy Pink Nightgown, although it didn’t make it into the final cut of photos for the book.

Natural Jane

Year of Jane Russell: Day 317

As Fuzzy Pink Nightgown progresses, Jane’s character ditches the evening gown and wig, and this more casual look reflected Jane’s personal fashion sense off screen.

Fuzzy Source Material

Year of Jane Russell: Day 316

Fuzzy Pink Nightgown was based on a novel of the same name by Sylvia Tate. Here’s the movie tie-in paperback.

Once More with Travilla

Year of Jane Russell: Day 315

Fuzzy Pink Nightgown marked the fifth and final film where Travilla designed the costumes for Jane. As usual, the results were stunning.

Fuzzy Publicity

Year of Jane Russell: Day 314

Here’s Jane and Ralph Meeker having some fun in a Fuzzy Pink Nightgown publicity shot.

Favorite Film Role

Year of Jane Russell: Day 313

Fuzzy Pink Nightgown was not a hit at the box office, but Jane often cited it as her favorite film after Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Fuzzy Final Fifties Film

Year of Jane Russell: Day 312

Jane’s final film appearance of the 1950s, and the last film to be produced by her Russ-Field production company was The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (1957). Here she is with co-stars Keenan Wynn and Ralph Meeker.

Alternate Cover Photo

Year of Jane Russell: Day 311

This stunning portrait of Jane was my first choice for the book cover, but I wasn’t able to get my hands on a high quality copy. I think it all worked out well in the end, though I still love this one.