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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Read more Read less. Return to Book Page. Feb 13, Marti prefr it really liked it Shelves: In fact, the book is at least in part intended to poke fun at Mencken.

It was my job to figure out how to get my fair share. Movie far exceeds book—maybe because movie is told from a more sincere perspective the brunette’s rather than just satirizing the blonde mercilessly. Buy the selected items together This item: The Sun Also Rises.

Lorelei is distressed when she realises District Attorney Bartlett is also onboard ship. Important Movies That Disappeared. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I really need to read it as I loved the Keun novel so much. Lorelei prerer is a reformist; she is trying to reform Dorothy.

May 07, Dfordoom rated it it was amazing. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Spoffard begins to cry because of the ordeals Lorelei has suffered, and even compares her to Mary Magdalene.

I can understand why Miss Pettigrew came to mind especially given the relationship between the two friends. Her character was later immortalized by Marylyn Monroe in the film by the same name.

She wrote books, screenplays, and even acted in films. I said that was very very interesting but was there a place on the Internet where they could buy me an emerald bracelet since a girl doesn’t want to waste her time.


The roaring success of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes owes an important debt to the celebrated critic and columnist, HL Mencken, a friend of Loos’s. Freud decides he cannot analyse Lorelei because she has never repressed a desire.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondesserialised in Harper’s Bazaarbecame cult reading. A gentleman friend and I were dining at the Ritz last evening and he said that if I took a pencil and paper and put down all my thoughts it would make a book. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Well Dorothy and I are really on the ship sailing to Europe as anyone c This purports to be the diary of Lorelie Lee, gold-digging dumb gentlsmen extraordinaire.

There is a brief encounter with the Prince of Wales, a contretemps over a diamond tiara that Lorelei has her eye on, and plenty of other vignettes aside.

The book, told from the grammatically-troubled perspective of Lorelei Lee, is a blkndes satire.

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You can read a little more about her career here. Thanks for getting in touch via Twitter. This book was a lot of fun. Leave a comment or reply – I’d love to hear your thoughts Cancel reply Enter your comment here So when I found out that girls like that paid calls on Mr. Clairco-written by Anita Loos based on her noveland released by Paramount Pictures. Bartlett prosecuted, Lorelei gave such compelling testimony that the gentlemen of the jury all burst into tears and she was acquitted, prompting Blonxes Hibbard to buy her a ticket to Hollywood so that she could use her talent to become a professional actress.

Main menu Skip to content. So I told him I thought it was quite cute, but I had quite a headache… p. When she finished writing this book, she took it to her friends and acquaintances who laughed, but at the same time felt the book was too scandalous, after all she was making fun of sex. Mencken into a lovestruck schoolboy.

Anita Loos, beautiful and smart, and very not blonde. It seems the author had a beginning sketch, but because her premise is that the character is one-dimensional, there was no place to take the novel. Films directed by Malcolm St. Showing of 57 reviews. Lorelei likes to think of herself as being very refined, someone who is part of a particular social set along with everything this confers — more of that later… So Mr Eisman gave me quite a nice string of pearls and he gave Dorothy a diamond pin and we all went to the Colony for dinner and we all went to a show and supper at the Trocadero and we all spent quite a pleasant evening.


Her motto has become an advertising icon: So Mr Eisman gave me quite a nice string of pearls and he gave Dorothy a diamond pin and we all went to the Colony for dinner and we all went to a show and supper at the Trocadero and we all spent quite a pleasant evening.

If you have seen the movie, then you are familiar with Piggie. Feb 25, Tim rated it it was ok.

The lady despatches a father-and-son team of French lawyers to retrieve the gift, but luckily the two lawyers, once they meet Lorelei, are really sweet about the whole matter. 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. The Madonna video was definitely based on diamonds!

May 21, Lindsey rated it it was ok Shelves: How can it possibly be that only one of my goodreads friends has read this and yet James Joyce couldn’t resist it?