Origin of the Phrase "Blonde Bombshell"

Origin of the Phrase “Blonde Bombshell”



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“Blonde bombshell” is often used to describe an exciting, dynamic, sexy woman with blonde hair, particularly blonde celebrity sex symbols. The expression seems to have come from, or at least was popularized by, a movie and originally referred to a specific blonde bombshell.

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30 thoughts on “Origin of the Phrase “Blonde Bombshell””

  1. I think you guys might be deliberately choosing topics that inspire incredulity as you titillate us. In this instance giving us enough information to be led to the conclusion that MGM is super corrupt!

  2. **VIDEO FAIL**
    This video doesn't explain where the term "Bombshell" comes from.
    All it tells us is that there was a movie called "Blonde Bombshell" and then everyone started using the term.
    The "Blonde" part is easy to figure out.
    It's the "Bombshell" part that is hard.
    And all this tells you is that it dates back to 1860.
    Okay… HOW does it date back to 1860?
    What was the original context?
    Who said it about whom specifically?
    That's why I clicked on this.
    I wanted to learn about the origin of "Bombshell" as a term for a woman.
    Ten random facts about Jean Harlow doesn't answer that question.

  3. the last bonus fact is partially correct. the hemisphere you're in doed afect the way the water spirals, however, this efect can only be truly be observed when talking about a pool of still water.. as a pre existing flow would override the efect. this also means that toilets do not show this effect since the direction of its flow it dictated by the positions from water flows when you flush it

  4. not as well known in the US, but…

    Diana Dors – The British Marilyn Monroe…

    led a wild life, as crazy as any fiction…

    excerpt:

    "Dors claimed to have left a large fortune to her son in her will, via a secret code in the possession of her third husband, actor Alan Lake, but after Lake’s suicide, this code was never found, and no money has ever been traced."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Dors

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002047/

    One of her films includes:

    Blonde Sinner (British title: "Yield to the Night")

    great film noir, from Britain

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049019/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_68

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