Gentlemen Prefer Blondes [Anita Loos] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The delirious Jazz-Age classic that no less an authority than. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes has ratings and reviews. Jeffrey said: ”So when I got through telling Dorothy what I thought up. Dorothy looked at me. Masquerading as her diaries, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes follows Lorelei as she and witty book, Lorelei’s glamorous pragmatism shines, as does Anita Loos’s.

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It took Loos 90 pages to get warmed up, but here at last she begins writing a book with a story as enchanting as her characters. Ah, the illustrations do add a nice touch.

Then the publishers Boni prefed Liveright came calling, and made a contract for a slim hardback, illustrated by Ralph Barton. I laughed many times while reading this book.

So I really think that American gentlemen are the best after all, because kissing your hand may make you feel very very good but a diamond and safire bracelet lasts forever. No, Anita Loos aims a little higher than that, with a parody of the female stereotypes created by the Hollywood film industry of the s. This fit into many categories that I am fond of reading; a dated bestseller written by a woman that had tremendous influence through society via the long tail.

This was such a classic spoof at the time and still a very funny read today. So concerned that he is willing to expose himself to the dangers of viewing the most risque scenes over and over again. Jane Russell does a wonderful job playing the second best looking girl in the room.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Mencken, who had a weakness for blondes.

The 100 best novels: No 49 – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos (1925)

Meanwhile, Lorelei is having lunch with the fascinating Mr. The novel was actually gentlemdn in and was inspired when the author witnessed the reaction of intellectual male friends of hers, to a fellow female traveller genflemen a train journey. I mean a girl has to look out in Paris, or she would have such a good time in Paris that she would not get anywhere.


Aug 12, Lise Petrauskas rated it it was amazing Shelves: So much of the attitudes expressed especially Americans traveling abroad echo to this day.

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The first film versionwhich is now lost, was released in and starred Ruth Taylor and Alice White. Whilst on the train to New York, she meets Gilbertson Montrose, a movie scenario writer. He is very concerned by the moral depravity of Hollywood. It was a huge seller at the time, one of those books that appeal to all.

This edition in particular is great because it has the two companion pieces — and a great introduction. Now Lorelei has been sent to Europe by another admirer to educate herself. My copy was a bit worn, but other than that, these two stories were great. Feb 13, Marti rated it really liked it Shelves: Well Dorothy and I are really on the ship sailing to Europe as anyone could tell by looking at the ocean.

As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again. The Keun though is another matter altogether.

Delysia LaFosse does have a touch of Lorelei about her for sure. Sep 01, Neri. The Intimate Diary of a Professional Lady on the front of the book jacket. It takes a lot of balls–or an already-well-established career–to write in the first-person voice of such a dumb dame. Do feel free to post a link to your review here if there is one. Funnier and light hearted, this is a different story of social ambition, delivered in the voice of a barely educated but prefsr and cunning girl from the Middle West.

Anita Loos was a successful playwright, screenwriter, and novelist, but she is best known for her best selling book, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.


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She left that metropolis after an unfortunate incident with a male admirer. The book, told from Originally published inGentlemen Prefer Blondes was a bestseller decades rpefer Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell starred in the now more-famous screen adaptation. Newsstand sales of Harper’s doubled, tripled and quadrupled. I walk around with lines from it floating through my head.

Author Anita Loos was good friends with writer, essayist, and literary magazine editor, H. I am not really sure it was the gentleman, as I saw him a quite a distants in the bar, but if it really is the gentleman it shows that when a girl has a lot of fate in her life it is sure to keep on happening. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The book was filmed twice and made into a Broadway musical in starring Carol Channing. She says gentlsmen fell into the trap and should be ashamed of himself.

Excellent gentleemen Jacqui, this sounds like a fun read. Sep 27, Paul Bryant rated it really liked it Shelves: Gentlemen Looss Blondes was published in in the form of the diary of Lorelei Lee, a prototypical dumb blonde from Arkansas who is trying to blonses herself into a “lady” to get a rich man.

The narration was boring and I much preferred the film to the book. Retrieved from ” https: Book Review by Chris Hopkins. Every jewel she bought was paste and it was a test of his love.