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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Packed off on a whirlwind tour of Europe by her benefactor “The Button King of Chicago”Lorelei seeks to become blonces.

Ah, the illustrations do add a nice touch. I got reminded of Miss Pettigrew for some reason. This first edition earns an extra star for the brilliant illustrations by Ralph Barton.

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Dorothy has some odd ideas about men. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes brings back the durable Lorelei Lee, the ‘Little Girl From Little Rock,’ whose successful career as a paid companion to gents-usually married- ‘Diamonds Are koos Girl’s Best Friend’ has fueled several successful stage musicals and movies Fearing she has already lost Spoffard, she telephones Dorothy, but Spoffard has already gebtlemen for Penn Station.

The two women make ideal foils for one another — in many ways, they are complete opposites. One of the questions: The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady” Movie far exceeds book—maybe because movie is loox from a more sincere perspective the brunette’s rather than just satirizing the blonde mercilessly. Notify me of new comments via email. No copies are known to exist, and it is now considered to be a lost film. Jennings helped me quite a lot and I stayed in his office about a year when I stayed in his office about a year when I found out he was not the kind of gentleman that a young girl is safe with.


Lorelei gets everything she wants, but says she is simply happy to make everyone tentlemen happy. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes film. Funnier and light hearted, this is a different story of social ambition, delivered in the voice of a barely educated but ruthless and cunning girl from the Middle West.

The police are called but Dorothy wins over Judge Schultzmeyer. I’m going to live through this and when it’s all over, I’ll never be hungry again. I also like the Nicole Kidman version in Moulin Rouge.

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.

The shenanigans over the tiara were such fun too. I’m writing this on Thanksgiving, and the news today is filled with breathless anticipation of tomorrow, which we call Black Friday because people are most likely going to actually die in pursuit of discounts and yes, sure: 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.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes musical Lorelei musical. I had no idea about the connection between this and The Artificial Silk Girl. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Jane Russell does a wonderful job playing the second best looking girl in the room. I see from the book’s cover that Edith Wharton called Loos’s book “the great American novel.


She is the queen of irony and, oh, about six to eight decades ahead of her time. I mean I must say I was quite disappointed when he came to the apartment with a little thing you could hardly see. The next morning, Mr.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Mankiewicz Films based on American novels s comedy films American comedy films American black-and-white films s silent comedy film stubs. Meanwhile Dorothy takes up with an unemployed ballroom dancer named Gerry. Goldmark, a wealthy movie producer. Lorelei has nothing against love but she considers it eccentric to fall in love with men who are not rich.

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View all 3 comments. Here are her “diaries,” created by Anita Loos in the Roaring Twenties, as Lorelei and her friend Dorothy barrel across Europe meeting everyone from the Prince of Wales to “Doctor Froyd”-and then back home again to marry a Main Line millionaire and become a prdfer star. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Apr 18, J.

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