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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Jennings offered to employ her. 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. Jane Russell does a wonderful job playing the second best looking girl in the room. She was a natural blonde and I was a brunette. Views Read Edit View history. Newsstand sales of Harper’s doubled, tripled and quadrupled. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was published in in the form of the diary of Lorelei Lee, a prototypical dumb blonde from Arkansas who is trying to transform herself into a “lady” to get a rich man.

A sequel, But Gentlemen Marry Brunetteswas published two years later. The Keun though is another matter altogether. It can appear in blue stocking families, or come from hard working blue collar families, or it can even occur in a trailer trash family from Little Rock, Arkansas.

After Paris you can count on another pages of tittering delight. In my opinion, she should have at least received an Oscar nod. Mar 05, Manny rated it liked it Recommends it for: This is a sly look about a young woman who uses her beauty, and charm, to get the most that she can out of life. I was the smarter.


Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

Notify me of new posts via email. Lorelei is dismayed that her friend Dorothy wastes her time with a boy named Mencken, who only writes for a magazine, when she could be spending time with Mr. My subsequent reading about the background to this classic revealed that it is a parody of the shallow lives of the flapper girls in the ’30’s. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The idea that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” passed into popular culture, and is now repeated without irony too often to be diverting.

Mankiewicz Films based on American novels s comedy films American comedy films American black-and-white films s silent comedy film stubs. You can read a little more about her career here. Some excellent turns of phrase, typified by describing a rival as “an immitation Russian countess of the vampire type”.

So something has really got to happen soon, or I will have to admit that things seem to be happening that are not for the best. Eisman promises to meet them in Paris later. And having lived in NewYork and Paris, she probably got a laugh out of Lorelei’s escapades through those cities.

He is gentldmen staunch Presbyterianprohibitionistand moralist. Lorelei takes a different path to security than I did. The book, told from Originally published inGentlemen Prefer Blondes was a bestseller decades before Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell starred in the now more-famous screen adaptation.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Things are really getting to be quite a strain. Edith Wharton, probably tongue in cheek, hailed it as “the great American novel”.


Anita Loos preger a successful playwright, screenwriter, and novelist, but she is best known for her best selling book, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Jun 26, Colleen rated it really liked it Shelves: She says he fell into the trap and should be ashamed of himself. My copy was a bit worn, but other than that, these two stories were great. Berlin must have been a very different city to the decadence of New York back then. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

But what was it? I decided that I was going to do what I could to never be poor again. Using all her self-control, she tells him she happy he is so full of nothing but sentiment. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Eisman, who has decided not to do business in Europe. Anita Loos, beautiful and smart, and very not blonde. Is this feature helpful? Blojdes said it is very very easy you just post a review that is a bit riskay and has an artistic picture at the top.

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Feb 25, Tim rated it it was ok. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: Read more Read less. Nor laughed so hard.