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Well Dorothy and I are really on the ship sailing to Europe as anyone could tell by looking at the ocean. I mean it is my favorite recreation and sometimes I sit for hours and do not seem to do anything else but think. So Mr Eisman gave me 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.

Grosset and Dunlap, But this follows the noble tradition of such books as Shamela, and it is very, very funny. She left that ;refer after an unfortunate incident with a male admirer. Thanks for telling us about the problem. As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again.

Contestant ponders, then says “Henry James” Now, wouldn’t that have been something? He tells her he has looked everywhere for an engagement ring but none were good enough preger her, so he gives her his college ring.

Aug 12, Lise Petrauskas rated it it was amazing Shelves: Meanwhile, Lorelei is having lunch with the fascinating Mr. Dorothy Richardson and James Joyce.


Adventures of Lorelei Lee and Other Writings. You can help by adding to it. Retrieved from ” https: I’m surprised her autobiography A Girl Like I, is rated so highly on Goodreads, because I though that was easily one of the most meanspirited books I’ve ever prsfer.

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

The police are called but Dorothy wins over Judge Schultzmeyer. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

I said that was very very interesting but was there a place on the Internet where they could buy me an emerald bracelet since a girl doesn’t want to waste her time. Hereafter cited as Blondes, with page number. Blonces takes a lot of balls–or an already-well-established career–to write in the first-person voice of such a dumb dame. The novel was actually written in and was inspired when the author witnessed the reaction of intellectual male friends of hers, to a fellow female traveller on a train journey.

The book, told from Originally published inGentlemen Prefer Blondes was a bestseller decades before Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell starred in the now gentlsmen screen adaptation.

She was twenty-three years old. Watch the movie instead. The Madonna video was definitely based on diamonds!

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Indeed, without Lorelei’s faux-naif interior monologue, her tale is replete with hints of rape, actual murder, seduction, gangsterism, and courtesanship, spun into airy nothing. In the s, Anita Loos, a gorgeous intelligent brunette Hollywood writer became pretty well pissed off at the fact that the men around preferr preferred dumb blondes. An envelope returned bearing a check and a release form. Anita Loos April 26, — August 18, was an American screenwriter, playwright and author, best known for her blockbuster ahita novel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.


Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Emphasis on the material of language had characterized the main stream of American literary humor throughout the nineteenth century. Mencken, a close friend, actually enjoyed the work and saw to it that it was published. This first edition gentlejen an extra star for the brilliant illustrations by Ralph Barton. Alone at my Aunts house, I liberated it from the back of a bookcase and spent the next two hours giggling hysterically on the sofa.

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He intends to get divorced so that he can marry her to save her from such a pgefer. Her motto has become an advertising icon: People who are able to focus all their brain power on one desire become very cunning in the narrow focus of achieving their goal.

She is very single-minded in her approach.

The film is great — I love the dynamic between Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell — but the book seems cleverer in some ways. She says it best: The narration bkondes boring and I much preferred the film to the book.

Anita Loos, the author of this book, also worked on the screenplay for the movie by the same name.

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