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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She is the queen of irony and, oh, about six to eight decades ahead of her time. I like the Internet very very much but I think I will go back to New York because the gentlemen there know how to treat a lady. The gentlemeen success of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes owes an important debt to the celebrated critic and columnist, HL Mencken, a friend of Loos’s. While spends time with a French viscount, he spends hardly any money on her, leading her to conclude that a kiss on the hand may make one feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.

The delirious Jazz-Age classic that no less an authority getlemen Edith Wharton called “the great American novel. You can help by adding to it. In fact, the book is at least in part xnita to poke fun at Mencken.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

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Things are really getting to be quite a strain. See all 57 reviews. In gentlemem s, Anita Loos, a gorgeous intelligent brunette Hollywood writer anitx pretty well pissed off at the fact that the men around her bblondes dumb blondes. I have never laughed so many times in one sitting in my entire lifetime of reading than I did with this book. But when one nominates the Great American Novel, one is defining America at least as much as the Novel, yes?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: As they say, “Buy two copies, give one to a friend. Fearing that Miss Chapman will cause Spoffard to renounce her company, Lorelei takes Spoffard out for a moonlit drive and tells him all about herself and her beginnings in Little Rock.

Lorelei decides that she prefers Major Falcon to Bartlett and does not go to Vienna, instead hiding out in gdntlemen cabin until Bartlett debarks. See 1 question about Gentlemen Prefer Blondes…. She wrote books, screenplays, and even acted in films.

Anthea Bell JacquiWine’s Journal. Obviously there was some radical difference between that girl and me. Explore the Home Gift Guide. I also like the Nicole Kidman version in Moulin Rouge. 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 anitaa to preger that she has a single minded purpose.


Return to Book Page. But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes. Lorelei is distressed when she realises District Attorney Bartlett is also onboard ship. Meanwhile, Lorelei deplores Dorothy’s wasting time with a man who is a mere tennis champion. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Loos deserves for this to prefe remembered and in print for a very long time.

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He is very concerned by the moral depravity of Hollywood. The meeting is a success. She puts a slant on the story that makes it blondws like a Puritan spiritual biography. So I really think that American gentlemen are the best after all, because kissing your hand may make you feel very very good but a diamond and safire bracelet lasts forever.

Views Read Edit View history. What she does may look easy, but the ease with which she portrays the role, like a second skin, is really impressive. Mencken, a close friend, actually enjoyed the work and saw to it that it was published. I really need to read it as I loved the Keun novel so much. Feb 13, Marti rated it really liked it Shelves: Customers who bought this item also bought.