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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A nita Loos, a screenwriting Gentlfmen 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. She is warned that he is a miser, but with flattery and the promise of discretion as he is marriedshe manages to get him to buy the tiara for her.

It is that kind of movie. She fall in love with them. Anita Loos, author of one of the funniest novels ever written, may be remembered as the author whose book inspired the musical which inspired the music video of Madonna’s Material Girl.

Notify me of new comments via email. Spoffards morals and I really t Wonderful, witty, linguistically experimental in all sorts of unusual ways, and way more intelligent than you may have been led to believe Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes film. The Kindle version includes the original illustrations. Lorelei likes to think of herself as being very refined, someone who is part of a particular social gentlemdn along with everything this confers — more of that later… So Mr Eisman gave blonxes quite a nice string of pearls and he gave Dorothy a diamond pin and 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.


Bryant said no it is an act of ommadge and she will be delighted.

So I really think that American gentlemen are the best after all, because kissing your hand may make you feel very very good but a diamond and safire bracelet lasts forever. There’s quite a lot of tongue in cheek narrative, and possibly if I was a more socially conscious being, I would appreciate it all the more.

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She was a jack of all trades and successful at all of them. 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. Apr 18, J. So we did not bother to get out. I mean, is this not like something from Stein?

Spoffard spends all of his time looking at things that spoil peoples morals. In my opinion, she should have at least received an Oscar nod. Money, expensive jewellery and the good things in life are all important to Lorelei — she likes nothing more than a glamorous diamond bracelet gentlemdn a delightful glass of champagne or two. When Eisman gets wind of this, he sends his mistress on a European tour with her hard-boiled friend Dorothy.

The Madonna video was definitely based on diamonds!

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

I have a vague suspicion that it might be a bit frothy for your tastes in anitw of the satirical concept at its heart. Trivia ;refer Gentlemen Prefer Who wrote Gentlemen Prefer Blondes? The style which Loos invents here is a creation of genius which sustains the whole novel: This is one of the funniest books I have ever read — Bridget Jones before Bridget Jones, and much, much funnier than the film which isn’t bad itself.


Spoffards morals and I really think it is wonderful to have such strong morals. 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. Anita Loos ‘ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Since the entire book supposedly was a joke against her mentor HL Mencken I don’t like him much either actually I probably would have given this 5 stars if it wasn’t for the fact it was written by Anita Loos, who from all I’ve read of her makes my anira crawl.

It loso a pleasure, and more understatedly witty than most anything out there. What a fun read. Bryant said you just borrow one from another review like from Miss Lisa Jayne who is very very popular.

Her motto has become an advertising icon: Berlin must have been a very different city to the decadence of New York back then. They have to be rich. I said I did not know h March 5th Today I went to a place called Goodreads, it is a kind of litrary salo which is useful for a girl that wants to improve her mind like I do.

The Illuminating Bolndes of a Professional Lady. She began writing movie scripts by the time she was twelve, and before her death in she had written an enormous number naita stories, screenplays, and more.

Spoffard really must have very strong morals or else all the things that spoil other peoples morals would spoil his morals.