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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The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady. It would be translated into 14 languages, including Chinese.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for blomdes Web. Lorelei, fearing the scandal of being involved in a divorce and not wishing to give up the opportunity of a trip to Europe paid for by Eisman, decides that she would not like to marry Gerry, who in any case bores her. Books by Anita Loos.

The Sun Also Rises. Lorelei Lee had been working in movies in Hollywood when she met Mr. Meanwhile Dorothy takes up with an unemployed ballroom dancer named Gerry. As soon as Lorelei gets bored with her current beau, she demonstrates her readiness to move on to the next — providing he has enough money to keep her in the manner to which she has become accustomed. There is some difficulty over a diamond tiara presented to her by one particularly keen admirer, the unpleasantness being caused by his wife who unaccountably raises objections about this little bauble.


Gentlemen Prefer Blondes musical Lorelei musical. He was a little too ardent in his pursuit, Lorelei blondez herself holding a revolver, and as she puts it, the revolver shot her admirer. 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. Views Read Edit View history. Lorelei too is a reformist; she is trying to reform Dorothy.

Travelling on the celebrated Santa Fe Chief with the movie star Douglas Fairbanks and his brainless leading lady, the young Loos became exasperated that a woman so stupid gentleemn “so far outdistance me in feminine allure”. Mencken, into a jiggly lump of jelly.

The Intimate Diary of a Professional Lady on the front of the book jacket. Like many others, my introduction to this book was the Marilyn Monroe film, and the narrator of this audio book tells the story in the same breathy, little girl, voice.

Read the book first! The first film versionwhich is now lost, was released in and starred Ruth Taylor and Alice White.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

They have to be rich. No, nor any of my folk. Spoffard has money, but she is not attracted to him. The Penguin Classics edition comes complete with a series of charming illustrations by Ralph Barton. You should definitely seek out the Keun, though. Clairco-written by Anita Loos based on her noveland released by Paramount Pictures. He encourages Lorelei to become friends with Bartlett, discover official secrets, and pass them on to him.


In fact, the book is at least in part intended to poke fun at Mencken.

Lorelei, like Lardner’s antihero, is surpassing ignorant of culture and most of the world beyond her particular haunts, but, unlike Jack Keefe who is genuinely unenlightened about himself, she betrays a profound understanding that her looks and her general availability enable her to extract just about anything she wishes from gentlemen. Lots of smart satire in the guise of stupidity. While training to be a stenographer, a lawyer named Mr.

Email required Address never made public. Funnier and light hearted, this is a different story of social ambition, delivered in the voice of a barely educated but ruthless and cunning girl from the Middle West. Anita Loos April 26, — August 18, was an American screenwriter, playwright and author, best known for her blockbuster comic novel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. This was such a classic spoof at the time and still a very funny read today.

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