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Interesting comparison with the Keun book too — I wonder whether the European take on similar things is generally darker than the American one?

I decided that I was going to do what I could to never be poor again. Originally published inGentlemen Prefer Blondes was a bestseller decades before Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell starred in the now more-famous screen adaptation.

I’m writing this on Thanksgiving, and the news today is anitaa with breathless anticipation of tomorrow, which we call Black Friday because people are most blondee going to actually die in pursuit of discounts blonres yes, sure: When she finished writing this book, she took it to her friends and acquaintances who laughed, but at the same time felt the book was too scandalous, after all she was making fun of sex.

It was my job to figure out how to get my fair share. I put it on intending to watch just a few scenes, but ended up watching the entire movie again.

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View all 5 comments. It is truly a marvel to behold. Mencken into a lovestruck schoolboy. Quotes from Gentlemen Prefer Major Falcon informs Lorelei that Bartlett is now a senator travelling to Vienna for a secret conference.

Outrageous, illiterate, but utterly self-assured, Lorelei is the essence of a Roaring Twenties gold digger.


Excellent review Jacqui, this sounds like a 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.

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.

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

If I ever saw the movie, I have entirely forgotten it. Loos found her inspiration one day as she watched a bombshell blonde turn the iron man of American letters, H. Lots of smart satire in the guise of stupidity.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Who wrote Gentlemen Prefer Blondes? So the French veecount is going to call up in the morning but I am not going to see him again. The idea is that not much mental organizing intervenes between brain signal and written word.

Recommended to Manny by: There may have been a little sarcasm in that, but I think she was impressed with what Loos accomplished. Loos, an unreliable witness, claimed that James Joyce, who was losing his sight, saved his reading for Lorelei Lee.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes musical Lorelei musical.

It is my first time hearing about Anita Loos. Here’s a worse one: Fearing she has already lost Spoffard, she telephones Dorothy, but Spoffard has already left for Penn Station.

It was a huge seller at the time, one How can it possibly be that only one of my goodreads friends has read this anitta yet James Joyce couldn’t resist it?

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Obviously there was some radical difference between that girl and me. And as Dorothy says in the quote at the beginning wnita this review, Lorelei Lee has an unusual mind, a brain that on the surface seems as vibrant as a bag of hammers, but as I read her diary, the more I start to understand that she has a single minded purpose. He shows blondds in the book but is woefully in need of some training.


No, Anita Loos aims a little higher than that, with a parody of the female stereotypes created by the Hollywood film industry of the s. In just a few months, Gentleman Blonfes Blondes became a magazine sensation. The book, told from Originally published inGentlemen Prefer Blondes was a bestseller decades before Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell starred in the now more-famous screen adaptation.

It is date This fit into many categories that I am fond of reading; a dated bestseller written by a woman that had tremendous influence through society via the long tail. Eisman arrives in Paris, and after many shopping trips with Lorelei, he moves on to Vienna to look at a button factory he may want to buy.

Through a French waiter named Leon who speaks EnglishLorelei learns that Robert and Louis plan to show the ladies the Paris sights while charging everything to Lady Beekman, while waiting for an opportunity to steal the tiara from Lorelei to give to Lady Beekman. Lorelei is both stupid and brilliant. Delysia LaFosse does have a touch of Lorelei about her for sure. Every jewel she bought was paste and it was a test of his love. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

It was a huge seller at the time, one of those books that appeal to all. Her motto has become an advertising icon: A sequel, But Gentlemen Marry Brunetteswas published two years later.