Presumed Lost

This makes me so sad:

This silent version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, directed by Malcolm St. Clair and co-written by Anita Loos, was released in 1928. No copies are known to exist; it is presumed lost.

And since this was a pre-code version, it could potentially have been pretty racy.

The lost film was based on Loos’ 1925 novel of the same name and, yes, it’s the same novel that the ├╝bber famous 1953 film starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe was based on, albeit by way of a stage musical.

Another holy grail for film buffs?


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