Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady by Anita Loos, Ralph Barton, Anite Loos

The delirious 1925 Jazz-Age classic that no less an authority than Edith Wharton called "the great American novel."
If any American fictional character of the twentieth century seems likely to be immortal, it is Lorelei Lee of Little Rock, Arkansas, the not-so-dumb blonde who knew that diamonds are a girl's best friend. Outrageous, charming, and unforgettable, she's been portrayed on stage and screen by Carol Channing and Marilyn Monroe and has become the archetype of the footloose, good-hearted gold digger, with an insatiable appetite for orchids, champagne, and precious stones. 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 movie star. In this delightfully droll and witty book, Lorelei Lee's wild antics, unique outlook, and imaginative way with language shine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871401700
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 08/28/1998
Edition description: (Reissue)
Pages: 165
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Born in California, Anita Loos(1893–1981) was herself a celebrity of the Jazz Age that produced Lorelei Lee. She began writing movie scripts by the time she was twelve, and before her death in 1981 she had written an enormous number of stories, screenplays, and more. She was also the author of an autobiography, A Girl Like I.

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