Bijou After Hours Presents: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Apr 22, 2023
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
404 East College Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
The classic musical starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, featuring the iconic performance of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," waltzes its way to Bijou After Hours!
Lorelei Lee (Marilyn Monroe) is a beautiful showgirl engaged to be married to the wealthy Gus Esmond (Tommy Noonan), much to the disapproval of Gus' rich father, Esmond Sr., who thinks that Lorelei is just after his money. When Lorelei goes on a cruise accompanied only by her best friend, Dorothy Shaw (Jane Russell), Esmond Sr. hires Ernie Malone (Elliott Reid), a private detective, to follow her and report any questionable behavior that would disqualify her from the marriage.
Bijou Film Board is a nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to the exhibition of independent, foreign, and classic cinema. After Hours is our catch-all film series which is dedicated to cult classics, genre films, and recent releases. Prizes are given out before the film begins at every After Hours screening!
All Bijou programming is FREE for UI students and $8 for the general public, screened at FilmScene (at the Chauncey) at 404 E College St.
Free student tickets for After Hours films must be claimed in-person at the FilmScene box office. To purchase general admission tickets in advance, visit the FilmScene website at ic.filmscene.org/series-special-events/ .
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at