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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Using all her self-control, she tells him she happy he is so full of nothing but sentiment.

Lorelei Lee is mercenary in the ways of love. It would be translated into 14 languages, including Chinese. Lorelei begins to fear arriving in Vienna, wondering how she can spend time with both Mr. Because yesterday Mr Spoffard and Mr Eisman were both in the lobby of the Bristol hotel and I had to pretend not to see both of gentlemeh.

I have a vague suspicion that it might be a bit frothy for your tastes in spite of the satirical concept at its heart.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

For all of its fun, the book takes a little bit of patience. She wrote books, screenplays, and even acted in films. She is pretty, but not just pretty, she is a vava voom beauty.

May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Don’t be mislead into thinking this is a shallow book, pandering to a sex crazy, Jazz Age, male audience. Retrieved from ” https: For instants, they make a great fuss over a tower that really is not even as tall as the Hickox building in Little Rock Arkansas and it would only make a chimney on one of our towers in New York.


But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes.

The film is great — I love the dynamic between Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell — but the book seems cleverer in some ways. Bryant said that unfortunately he was to busy today to go shopping. Spoffard really must have very strong morals or else all the things that spoil other peoples morals would spoil his morals. Lorelei tells Freud that she has always done as she likes. Although the writing was credited to Loos, it was presumably ghosted by the artists, Virginia Huget and Phil Cook.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Fearing she has already lost Spoffard, she telephones Dorothy, but Spoffard has already left for Penn Station. The delirious Jazz-Age classic that no less an authority than Edith Wharton called “the great American novel. Gentlemen Prefer Blondesserialised in Harper’s Bazaarbecame cult reading. Anita Loos ‘ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Watch the movie instead.

This is a great little book actually, two books in one. Some 45 editions later in the end, plusthe book had passed into classic status. The Art Deco-y line illustrations are really wonderful, though. The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady. It’s a pity Jean Harlow never did a film version of this, because it fits more with her character than Monroe and yes, Loos DID write dialog for some of the most classic Harlow films.


This almost made me smile as what it would really make would be a whole row of encyclopaediacs. Read the book first!

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I put it on intending to watch just a few scenes, but ended up watching the entire movie again. The Great Gatsby by F. Then I said what do I write under the picture and he said you just be yourself and you will see the votes come rolling in, like I said it is very very easy. View all 3 comments. Watched the movie after reading the book, and I still liked the book more than the movie. View all 26 comments. She was so identified by this one work though she was a prolific screenwriter that “Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend” was played at her funeral.

Fearing that Miss Chapman will cause Spoffard to renounce her company, Lorelei takes Spoffard out for a moonlit drive and tells him all about herself and her beginnings in Little Rock. I’d buy them both. Ah, the illustrations do add a nice touch.