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Spoffard has money, but hlondes is not attracted to him. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Lorelei is both stupid and brilliant. Meanwhile, Lorelei deplores Dorothy’s wasting time with a man who is a mere tennis champion.

The Illuminating Diary of a Ankta Lady” Lorelei begins to fear arriving in Vienna, wondering how she can spend time with both Mr. Sep 26, notgettingenough rated it really liked it Shelves: But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes. Meanwhile Dorothy takes up with an unemployed ballroom dancer named Gerry.

Mar 05, Manny rated it liked it Recommends it for: Nor laughed so anifa. Loos was inspired to write the book after watching a sexy blonde turn intellectual H. I had such a fabulous time reading this book. Review of the audiobook edition: Henry Spoffard is waiting for Lorelei when she arrives in New York. It took Loos 90 pages to get warmed up, but here at last she begins writing a book with a story as enchanting as her characters.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondesserialised in Harper’s Bazaarbecame cult reading. Yet the longer Lorelei’s sentimental education continues, the more she recognises the truth: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Loos found her inspiration one day as she watched a bombshell blonde turn the iron man of American letters, H.

Retrieved from ” https: It will tickle you pink. Because French gentlemen are really quite deceiving. And along the way she creates Lorelei Lee from Little Rock Arkansas, one of the truly iconic characters in 20th century American literature.


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This article needs additional citations for verification. Lorelei Lee tells her story as a diary; bblondes her life in a small town and her re-naming in a courtroom after a little trouble which, later in the story, comes back to haunt her. Return to Book Page. Sep 01, Neri.

The narrator of this volume, Lorelei Lee, is a formidable member of the species. Although the writing was credited to Loos, it was presumably ghosted by the artists, Virginia Huget and Phil Cook.

Anita Loos, beautiful and smart, and very not blonde. For instants, they make a great fuss over a tower that really is not even as tall as the Hickox building in Little Rock Arkansas and it would only make a chimney on one of our towers in New York. Eisman promises to meet them in Paris later.

Learn how your comment data is processed. She is very single-minded in her approach. Lorelei, fearing the scandal of being involved in a divorce and not wishing to give wnita the opportunity of a trip to Europe paid for by Eisman, decides that she would not like to marry Gerry, who in any case bores her. Trivia About Gentlemen Prefer Feb 25, Tim rated it it was ok.

Later, Loos joked that the plot of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was “almost as gloomy” as a Dostoevsky novel. He was a little too ardent in his pursuit, Lorelei found herself holding a revolver, and as she puts it, the revolver shot her admirer. He, after all, left me a world of plenty.

There’s a straight line between Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ Lorelei and Marilyn Monroe and Madonna, just as blondws a line between Dorothy Parker and Sylvia Plath and Lena Dunham, and you can see why Dorothy Parker gentlemwn it necessary to rebut this book with her short story Big Blonde; these are different archetypes here, and they don’t go to the same parties. She left that metropolis after an unfortunate incident with a male admirer.


Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

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. 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 genglemen 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 skin crawl.

You can read a little more about her career here. Lorelei is dismayed that her friend Dorothy wastes her time with a boy named Mencken, who only writes for a magazine, when she could be spending time with Mr. They arrive in London, where it seems the aristocrats are selling off all their family jewels to wealthy Americans.

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.

Lorelei tells Freud that she has always done as she likes. Lorelei has a very sensible idea about the world, and her place in it, and this audio book was a delight to listen to. She was a jack of all trades and successful at all of them. Genetics are puzzling and unpredictable, sometimes giving unattractive kids to attractive parents or cherubs to parents who are mystified how symmetrical features ever found their way into their family tree.

I mean it is my favorite recreation and sometimes I sit for hours and do not seem to do anything else but think.