Year of Jane Russell: Day 265
The Tall Men gave Jane the opportunity to show off the horse riding skills she had gained as kid on her family’s Van Nuys ranch.
Year of Jane Russell: Day 264
Here’s a second shot of Jane and Bob Waterfield on location during the filming of The Tall Men with Gable lounging in the background.
Year of Jane Russell: Day 263
Robert Waterfield wasn’t thrilled about visiting Jane in Paris for the Gentlemen Marry Brunettes shoot, but was more than happy to journey to Durango, Mexico and hang out with Clark Gable on The Tall Men.
Year of Jane Russell: Day 262
Jane and Clark Gable loved working with each other on The Tall Men and Gable jokingly called her “grandma” which was his character’s nickname for her’s in the film.
Year of Jane Russell: Day 261
The script for The Tall Men called for more heads of cattle than could be gathered in the States, so production took place in Durango, Mexico. Here’s Jane and Clark Gable on location.
Year of Jane Russell: Day 260
Jane’s third, and final, contract with Howard Hughes was a six picture deal. 20th Century-Fox quickly signed on to produced three of the films. the first being The Tall Men, co-starring Clark Gable and directed by Raoul Walsh.
Year of Jane Russell: Day 259
I’m not sure who the pooch is with Jane in this photo, but they’re both adorable!
Year of Jane Russell: Day 258
Here’s a striking portrait of Jane from around the time of Gentlemen Marry Brunettes.
Year of Jane Russell: Day 257
Before we get back into her films, here’s one more image of Jane looking fierce and fabulous in color.