Watch Jane Russell in “Hollywood on Fire” and “Hollywood Uncensored”

I’m bringing something I used to do at Spout over to this blog, as it is more appropriate here. Rather than write up a full tribute for someone and reference the same old classic fiction films, I like to spotlight documentaries featuring the late celeb or film talent. Today we lost actress Jane Russell, whose last screen appearance may well have been a new short doc about ugly dogs titled “Worst in Show.” Directed by John Beck and Don R. Lewis (of Film Threat), the film is currently circulating the festivals and I really do need to review it here asap (sorry, Don!). Here’s a link to the trailer, which I’d embed if there was a shot of Russell in it.

What I can share is a short clip of the screen legend in “Hollywood on Fire,” a recent feature by “Kimjongilia” producer Kyle Saylors about faith in the film industry. Russell of course founded the “Hollywood Christian Group,” which she talks about in the clip below, including an anecdote about inviting Marilyn Monroe to the Bible study.

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She’s also prominently featured in the trailer, which you can see after the jump.

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Another film history doc Russell appeared in is James Forsher’s “Hollywood Uncensored.” Here she talks about her controversial cleavage in “The Outlaw”:

Finally, here Russell appears in a short doc about “Gentleman Prefer Blondes.” Not sure of the actual title of this one.


Rest in peace, Jane!

About Christopher Campbell
I am a blogger for Documentary Channel and, where I write the Doc Talk column. I prefer real stories to fake ones. I tweet here: @thefilmcynic

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