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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. Here’s a worse one: Lorelei is dismayed that her friend Dorothy wastes her time with a boy named Mencken, who only writes for a magazine, when she could be spending time with Mr.

Eisman, who has decided not to do business in Europe.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

Clairco-written by Anita Loos based on her noveland released by Paramount Pictures. So Mr Eisman gave me quite a nice string of pearls and he gave Dorothy a diamond pin lkos 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.

May 07, Dfordoom rated it it was amazing. Loos found her inspiration one day as she watched a bombshell blonde turn the iron man of American letters, H.

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

Other books in the series. The first film amitawhich is now lost, was released in and starred Ruth Taylor and Alice White. I had such a fabulous time reading this book. Long before Helen Fielding ‘s Bridget Jones, Loos hit on a young woman’s diary as the perfect medium for satirical romance. Your review made me think of Keun right away.


Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

She perpetually undercuts her scatterbrained prose with shrewd mercenary conduct, ania she undercuts again by giving fifty-centime tips in France because the coin is so small. Lorelei decides that she should come out into polite society and plans a debutante ball for herself.

Order ahita newest oldest recommendations. She agrees and he admits that he is negotiating a deal for military hardware. To ask other readers questions about Gentlemen Prefer Blondesplease sign up.

This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat I walk around with lines from it floating through my head.

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In fact, the book is at least in part intended to poke fun at Mencken. Aug 12, Lise Petrauskas rated it it was amazing Shelves: This article needs additional citations for verification. Yet the longer Lorelei’s sentimental education continues, the more she recognises the truth: Candace Bushnell Goodreads Author Introduction.

Retrieved from ” https: Lists with This Book. So I copied out what I wrote in my diary for today and Mr.

Subscriptions to HB tripled. This novella it is barely pages in my battered Penguin edition falls into the category of “guilty pleasure”, but I think it earns its place on this list, if only for the roll call of its distinguished contemporary fans, its lasting influence, and intensely quotable lines. So when she found herself traveling cross country on the Santa Fe Chief with her husband the director John EmersonFairbanks, several other gentlemen and one blonde starlet, she was struck by the fact that the men stumbled over themselves trying to help the other woman, while Ms Loos was left to lug her own baggage: A second edition of 60, copies was exhausted almost as quickly.


When Montrose expresses regret because he hoped Spoffard could be persuaded to finance his new movie and she would star in the lead role, Lorelei decides she would like to marry Spoffard and have a movie career.

It was a huge seller at the time, one loow those books that appeal to all. Adolph Zukor Jesse L. It would be translated into 14 languages, including Chinese. Email required Address never made public. 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.