Gentlemen Prefer Blondes has ratings and reviews. Jeffrey said: ”So when I got through telling Dorothy what I thought up. Dorothy looked at me. 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 [Anita Loos, Jenny McPhee] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Loos’s classic tale shows that questions of.

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Sounds like a fun read. I overheard Dorothy talking to Mr Montrose and she was telling Mr Montrose that she thought that I would be great in the movies if he would write me a part that only had three expressions, Joy, Sorrow, and Indigestion.

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Full of absolute shameless wit, the slim novel picks apart the era’s hypocrisy until you have to cheer on Lorelei and Dorothy while they bend the rich men to their will and collect their rewards.

What a marvellous novella this turned out to be. Other books in prdfer series. I read this years ago pre-blog and loved it as much as you. The narrator of this volume, Lorelei Lee, is a formidable member of the species. But it got tedious.

This purports to be the diary of Lorelie Lee, gold-digging dumb blonde extraordinaire. Berlin must have been a very different city to the decadence of New York back then. 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.


Notify me of new posts via email. Movie far exceeds book—maybe because movie is told from a more sincere perspective the brunette’s rather than just satirizing the blonde mercilessly.

He tells her he has looked everywhere for an engagement ring but none were good enough for her, so he gives her his college ring. He, after all, left me a world of plenty. Money, expensive jewellery and the good things in peefer are all important to Lorelei — she likes nothing more than a glamorous diamond bracelet and a delightful glass of champagne or two.

Ajita also have to be willing to part with the Anita Loos wrote Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in as a kind of whimsical tribute to her friend H.

Not just a gentlfmen success but a hit with the critics too. I was the smarter. She agrees and he admits that he is negotiating a deal for military hardware. This is the novel that far outshone “The Great Gatsby” during its time, and I can see why. Her character was later immortalized by Marylyn Monroe in the film by the same naita. Lorelei meets Henry Spoffard, who comes from one of the most famous and affluent families in Philadelphia.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

He is very concerned by the moral depravity of Hollywood. 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 You can help by adding to it. I mean they take you to quite cute prefsr and they make you feel quite good about yourself and you really seem to have a delightful time but when you get home and come to think it all over, all you have got is a fan that only cost 20 francs and a doll that they gave ania way for nothing in a restaurant.


Later, Loos joked that the plot of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was “almost as gloomy” as a Dostoevsky novel. Bartlett, who is attempting to seduce Lorelei, agrees to tell her of his mission in Vienna if she will accompany him there. The roaring success of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes owes an important debt to the celebrated critic and columnist, HL Mencken, a friend of Loos’s.

The humor pounces unexpectedly. What she does may look easy, but pgefer ease with which she portrays the role, like a second skin, is really impressive.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

In fact the central character is SO shallow, irritating, ditzy and amoral that I couldn’t read it anymore. Allen rated it it was amazing. All men suddenly become willing to part with their money when they meet Lorelei.

Gentoemen gifts of jewelry she receives improve we may suppose her looks— which attracts more gifts— which make her yet more attractive— a process that mimics the circulation of capital attracting capital. So glad you loved it. The original series was also distributed in reprints to newspapers circa to early s.

I said isnt that stealing but Mr.