Marilyn Monroe in an unused costume for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
This jeweled belt and feather fan are part of the original William “Billy” Travilla designed costume Marilyn was to have worn during the "Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend" number from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” The publicity surrounding the recent discovery that Marilyn was the nude model in the “Velvet Dreams” calendar photo rendered this particular costume too revealing. The pink gown worn in the film, also designed by William “Billy” Travilla, was a last minute replacement. (x)
dont forget the part where you pretend you’re having a really sad moment in the rain
And the period shower where you stand and watch the blood flowing down the drain as if you just got back from a war or brawl.
As a girl I can confirm that all of this happens.
Here are the members of Marine Queens, the mermaid punk-rock band I posted earlier. I tweaked up the designs a bit, and I plan to do more art with these ladies!
I’m colouring them in right now, and I’ll post it up tomorrow with a detailed description of each character, but for now I’ll give you guys something brief.
So from left to right we have:
Waverly: Bass. Quiet and reserved. The brains. Joined the group of friends after finding out their shared love for punk-rock. Is an ‘expert’ on human culture.
Delilah (DeeDee): Drums. Corals’ best friend and moral compass.
Coral: Guitar and vocals. Leader and bad influence, but a good friend. She’ll get you in trouble, but she’ll sure as hell get you out too.
Echo: Backing vocals and keyboard. She’s tiny and cute as a button. Is a giggler, but is tougher than she looks.