Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.
Fashion photographer Dick Avery, in search for an intellectual backdrop for an air-headed model, expropriates a Greenwich Village bookstore. When the photo session is over the store is left in a shambles, much to salesgirl Jo Stockton's dismay. Avery stays behind to help her clean up. Later, he examines the photos taken there and sees Jo in the background of one shot. He is intrigued by her unique appearance, as is Maggie Prescott, the editor of a leading fashion magazine. They offer Jo a modeling contract, which she reluctantly accepts only because it includes a trip to Paris. Eventually, her snobbish attitude toward the job softens, and Jo begins to enjoy the work and the company of her handsome photographer.Written by
Ditzy model Marion's interest in comic books was inserted into the film to reflect actress-model Dovima's real life passion for them. See more »
When the song "He Loves, She Loves" begins, Dick Avery puts his camera down on the grass. When Avery and Jo Stockton start dancing, the camera is missing. See more »
[Dick kisses Jo]
Why did you do that?
Empathy. I put myself in your place and I felt that you wanted to be kissed.
I'm afraid you put yourself in the WRONG place. I have no desire to be kissed, by you or anyone else.
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Kay Thompson is shown singing "do some window shopping in the Rue de la Paix" in pouring rain, carrying an open umbrella. The version shown in the final film was shot in brilliant sunshine with the umbrella left closed! See more »
Givenchy , Gershwin, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson. and especially, Audrey Hepburn. and Paris. the pieces of a charming puzzle, with a drawing story. the first temptation is to criticize it. for reasons who are more than legitime for a XXI century viewer. the second - to enjoy it. because it confirms and gives many surprises. it confirms the unique Audrey Hepburn. giving new nuances in singing , dancing and Givenchy scenes. it surprise for admirable job of Kay Thompson. and confirms the science of Fred Astaire to be a magnificent partner for each actress. it impress for a special flavor about an ideal Paris. and for the smart use of the story about anonymous girl becoming, after an accident, star. short, a lovely classic. for many reasons. in special for the memorable shooting scenes
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