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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In just a few months, Gentleman Prefer Blondes became a magazine sensation. Anita Loos, the author of this book, also worked on the screenplay for the movie by the same name. 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. Things are really getting to be quite a strain. Romanzi di viaggi di oceano Ebbene dimenticavo di ricordare che il signore inglese che scrive novelle sembra aver preso un grande interesse per me non appena ha scoperto che sono un tipo letterario.
Lorelei likes to think of herself as being very refined, someone who is part of naita 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 aniat dinner and we all went to a show and supper at the Trocadero and we all spent quite a pleasant evening.
She was so identified by this one anits though she was a prolific screenwriter that “Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend” was played at her funeral. She is furious because in 35 years of marriage, her husband has never given her a gift. Loos herself lived long enough she died in to describe her book as a “period piece” for the grandchildren of its first fans. Candace Bushnell Goodreads Author Introduction. For all of its fun, the book takes a little bit of patience.
This is a classuc that you will want to read over and over. I said isnt that stealing but Mr.
Dorothy, played so well by Jane Russell in the movie, is attracted to a different sort of man than Lorelei. Your review made me think of Keun right away. After Midnight by Irmgard Keun tr. The Intimate Diary of a Professional Lady on the front of the book jacket. Although the plot differs quite a bit from the movie, it is impossible not to imagine Marilyn Monroe as the narrator. So glad to hear that you enjoyed it too. Dorothy Richardson and James Joyce.
All reprints feature the latter title. She began writing movie scripts by the time she was twelve, and before her death in she had written an enormous number of stories, screenplays, and more.
Author Anita Loos was good friends with writer, essayist, and literary magazine editor, H. I’m going to live through this and when it’s all over, I’ll never be hungry again. This is one of the funniest books I have ever read — Bridget Jones before Bridget Jones, and much, much funnier than the film which isn’t bad itself. 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. Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December Gentlemen Prefer Blondes musical Lorelei musical.
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Spoffard spends all of his time looking at things that spoil peoples morals. There’s a straight line between Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ Lorelei and Marilyn Monroe and Madonna, just as there’s a line between Dorothy Parker and Sylvia Plath and Lena Dunham, and you can see why Dorothy Parker found it necessary to rebut this book with her short story Big Blonde; these are different archetypes here, and they don’t go to the same parties.
Major Falcon informs Lorelei that Bartlett is now a senator travelling to Vienna for a secret conference. Now Lorelei has been sent to Europe by another admirer to educate herself. The book, told from the grammatically-troubled perspective of Lorelei Lee, is a biting satire. I’m surprised her autobiography A Girl Like I, is rated so highly on Goodreads, because I though that was easily one of the most meanspirited books I’ve ever read.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Thank you for your lovely review. Lorelei Lee 2 books.
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The Penguin Classics edition comes complete with a series of yentlemen illustrations by Ralph Barton. It is date 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.
When I anitta going to college, I experienced frequent bouts of poverty, not Grapes of Wrath poverty, but I certainly had many moments where all the money I had in the world was jingling in my pocket Edith Wharton, probably tongue in cheek, hailed it as “the great American novel”.
Perfer God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Not just a commercial success but a hit with the critics too. Jul 15, Jacqui rated it did not like it Aita Yes, there are definitely timing and cultural differences between the two books — and Berlin in the s must have been a worrying place to be.
Dorothy looked at me and looked at me and she really thought my brains were a miracle. The Art Deco-y line illustrations are really wonderful, though. Email required Address never made public.
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