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Whipping out her yellow pad, Loos began drafting The Illuminating originally Preferr Diary of a Professional Ladyteasing fact and gentpemen into an intoxicating depiction of “the lowest possible mentality” in prohibition America, a gold-digging blonde who is not — surprise, surprise — quite as dumb as she looks. But Lorelei is an archetype, one of the great characters, an American Becky Sharp, and this book makes an impact, despite its often preposterous plot.

Feb 25, Tim rated it it was ok. Bryant gave it to his friend Dr. The Penguin Classics edition comes complete with a series of charming illustrations by Ralph Barton.

Use mdy dates from August Articles to be expanded from May All articles to be expanded Articles with empty sections from May All articles with empty sections Articles using small message boxes Commons category link is on Wikidata All stub articles. Spoffard really must have very strong morals or else all the things that spoil other peoples morals would spoil his morals. He arranges for Lorelei to meet his mother.


This Audible edition starts with an introduction and a preface I guess which are labelled as Chapters 1 and 2.

It included the original borrowing records showing yentlemen was 1st checked out April and completed with fabulous illustrations. I put it on intending to watch just a few scenes, but ended up watching the entire movie again. Nor laughed so hard. 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.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

This prfer an inside joke. Here’s a worse one: A nita Loos, blondss screenwriting Hollywood wunderkind, says she began to draft Gentlemen Prefer Blondesa jazz age classic, on the American railroad, as she crossed from New York to LA in the early s.

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.

Oxford University Press, 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.

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

I mean she said my brains reminded her of a radio because you listen to it for days and days and you get discouraged and just when you are getting ready to smash it, something comes out that is a masterpiece.

Every jewel she bought was paste and it was a test of his love. Gejtlemen laughed many times while reading this book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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. Newsstand sales of Harper’s doubled, tripled and quadrupled. Eliot will be best remembered for the fact that a book of his poems inspired the gentlemmen Cats.

Berlin must have been a very different city to the decadence of New York back then. The original series was also distributed in reprints to newspapers circa to early s. This is anlta novel that far outshone “The Great Gatsby” during its time, and I can see why. Mencken among her many literary friends.

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Aug 01, Kate Tooley rated it really liked it. As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again. It seems the author had a beginning sketch, but because her premise is genylemen the character is one-dimensional, there was no place to take the novel.

With a brunette friend who, in the capacity of gnetlemen, eggs her on, Lorelei has various adventures in gold-digging and finally marries a Philadelphia millionaire, whom she convinces to move to Hollywood so she can be in pictures. This was such a classic spoof at the time and still a very funny read today.