After watching Gentlemen Prefer Blondes again and the iconic "Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend" musical number, we were shown Madonna's "Material Girl" music video which is heavily based on it. While looking for image stills from the original movie I found links to many other versions featuring either the song or the look of that original scene. I find the comparison between them all quite interesting to look at, especially looking at the very different women trying to step into Marilyn Monroe's shoes in taking on this role.
First the original clip:
Now the more modern renditions:
-The Muppet Show w/ Carol Channing (who played the part in the Broadway musical) & Miss Piggy
- Madonna's Material Girl
- Kylie Minogue in a live performance for the opening of 20th Century Fox's Australian Studios
- Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge
- Beyonce in the ad for Giorgio Armani's fragrance 'Diamonds'
- and most recently w/ Kristen Bell and Christina Aguilera in Burlesque
The huge diversity kinda has me feeling a bit like this.