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

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. He arranges for Lorelei to meet his mother. 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.

Email required Address never made public. Show 25 25 50 All. A nita Loos, a screenwriting Hollywood wunderkind, says she began to draft Gentlemen Prefer Blondesa jazz age classic, on the American railroad, as she crossed from New York to LA in the early s. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes brings back the durable Lorelei Lee, the ‘Little Girl From Little Rock,’ whose successful career as a paid companion to gents-usually married- ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’ has fueled several successful stage musicals and movies Published August 17th by Liveright first published Berlin must have been a very different city to the decadence of New York back then.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book was a lot of fun. It’s a little book with a broad smile, and a deceptively big heart. Get to Know Us. Through a French waiter named Leon who speaks EnglishLorelei learns that Robert and Louis plan to show the ladies the Paris sights while charging everything to Lady Beekman, while waiting for an opportunity to steal the tiara from Lorelei to give to Lady Beekman. While at times it was entertaining and hilarious, I was mostly bored as I read the book.


Anita Loos, though having sad turns of events in her own life and choice of partner one of those awkward guys who put all of her money in his namewas an absolute master of turning social dis-ease and annoying observation into pure spun, cotton-candy gold. Anita Loos, the author of this book, also worked on the screenplay for the movie by the same name. Lorelei Lee is mercenary in the ways of love. Bryant 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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Mankiewicz Films based on American novels s comedy films American comedy films American black-and-white films s silent comedy film stubs. And as Dorothy says in the quote at the beginning of this review, Lorelei Lee has an unusual mind, a brain that on the surface seems as vibrant as a bag of hammers, but as I read her diary, the more I start to understand that she has a single minded purpose.

He advises her to cultivate some inhibitions.

For all of its fun, the book takes a little bit of patience. So I told him I thought it was quite cute, but I had quite a headache… p.

But Lorelei is an archetype, one of the great characters, an American Becky Sharp, and this book makes an impact, despite its often preposterous plot. I basically skipped through to the end and found that she indeed wiled her way into the arms of a millionaire and lived happily ever after. So when I found out that girls like that paid calls on Mr.

The style which Loos invents here is a creation of genius which sustains the whole novel: This could have caused her some inconvenience, but luckily the judge and the gentlemen of the jury were all very sweet about it. Long before Helen Fielding ‘s Bridget Jones, Loos hit on a young woman’s diary as the perfect medium for satirical romance.

Review of the audiobook edition: 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. Lots of smart satire in the guise of stupidity. I like the fact that Kidman has been enjoying a bit of a renaissance of late.

May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Here are her “diaries,” created by Anita Loos in the Roaring Twenties, as Lorelei and her friend Dorothy barrel across Europe meeting everyone from the Prince of Wales to “Doctor Froyd”-and then back home again to marry a Main Line millionaire and become a movie star.


I’ve bought this book for countless people. 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.

Lorelei takes a different path to security than I did. I particularly liked the section on London where she rubbishes the buildings for not gent,emen up to the standards of those in the US.

Anita Loos ‘ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes It says a lot that, according to the introduction, when the author James Joyce was losing his eyesight and could read very little, the serialization of this book in Harpers Bazaar is one of the few things he read. He intends to get divorced so that he can marry her to save her from such a man. A note on the text In her prime, in the s, Anita Loos was “the Soubrette of Satire”and also boasted that her first screen credit was for an adaptation of Macbeth in which her billing followed immediately after Shakespeare’s.

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The women are not dumb at aita, despite the spelling etc, and the books was a joy to read too. 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.

A charming, bloggy novel narrated by a cheerfully moronic sociopath. Learn how your comment data is processed. May 21, Lindsey rated it it was ok Shelves: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Blu-ray. Delysia LaFosse does have a touch of Lorelei about her for sure.

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