Call Me Stormy

Finding righteous currents in turbulent times

Go! Girl! Go! — Treinta y Uno

RKO raised a ruckus when it released The French Line in 1953 without a Production Code seal of approval. The reason the studio skirted the censors: Jane Russell’s scandalous dance at the end of the picture, originally presented in 3-D, no less, and given the teaser “It’ll knock both your eyes out!” This was Russell’s followup to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, in which she co-starred with Marilyn Monroe.

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