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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Loos found her inspiration one day as she watched a bombshell blonde turn the iron man of American letters, H. They arrive in London, where it seems the aristocrats are selling off all their family jewels to wealthy Americans.

In fact, the book is at least in part intended to poke fun at Mencken. There is a riotously funny sequence about a party she throws in a hotel room in which the police participate during Prohibition and which makes the society columns since it goes on for three days and Lorelei left.

I do love a novella and this sounds a witty, fun read. 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.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Trivia About Gentlemen Prefer I mean it is quite an easy thing to pretend not to see one gentleman, but it is a quite hard thing to pretend not to see two gentlemen. It is truly a marvel to behold. You are commenting using your WordPress. Feb 13, Marti rated it really liked it Shelves: Anita Loos wrote this satire init was made into a movie, then a musical then a movie again.


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Indeed, without Lorelei’s faux-naif interior monologue, her tale is replete with hints of rape, actual murder, seduction, gnetlemen, and courtesanship, spun into airy nothing. Men are the main providers of these things with Lorelei attracting a trail of suitable admirers wherever she goes. The Great Gatsby by F.

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. Other books in the series. Bartlett prosecuted, Lorelei gave such compelling testimony that the gentlemen of the jury all burst into tears and she was acquitted, prompting Judge Hibbard to buy her a ticket to Hollywood so that she could use her talent to become a professional actress.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

He intends to get divorced so that he can marry her to save her from such a man. Although the plot differs quite a bit from the movie, it is impossible not to imagine Marilyn Monroe as the narrator. Excellent review Jacqui, this sounds like a fun read. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The Keun though is another matter altogether. At first sight, Lorelei — a blonde — appears rather witless and ditzy, while Dorothy — a brunette — seems sharper, more outspoken and more irreverent in her views.


Bryant said that unfortunately he was to busy today to go shopping. Could this girl’s secret, Loos wondered, possibly be rooted in her hair? The book sounds great fun. In fact the central character is SO shallow, irritating, ditzy and amoral that I couldn’t read it anymore. There is something rather knowing about the book, something much sharper and more satirical going on underneath the outwardly frothy surface.

Please try again later. Mencken, a close friend, actually enjoyed the work and saw to it that it was published. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Meanwhile, Lorelei deplores Dorothy’s wasting time with a man who is a mere tennis champion.

When I was going to college, I experienced frequent bouts of poverty, blondrs Grapes of Wrath poverty, but I certainly had many moments where all the money I had in the world was jingling in my pocket