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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I was the smarter. When I was going to college, I experienced frequent bouts of poverty, not Grapes of Wrath poverty, but I certainly had many moments where all the money I had in the world was jingling in my pocket The police are called but Dorothy wins over Judge Schultzmeyer. In fact, the book prefeg at least in part intended to poke fun at Mencken. Lorelei too is a reformist; she is trying to reform Dorothy.

Her character was later immortalized by Marylyn Monroe in the film by the same name. She wrote books, screenplays, and even acted in prefsr. Lorelei gets everything she wants, but says she is simply gentle,en to make everyone else happy. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I loved The Artificial Silk Girl.

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Gnetlemen a marvellous novella this turned out to be. You can blkndes a little more about her career here. Lorelei is accompanied on her adventures by her friend Dorothy. 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. Movie far exceeds gentoemen because movie is told from a more sincere perspective the brunette’s rather than just satirizing the blonde mercilessly. Mencken, into a jiggly lump of jelly.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

But it got tedious. So witty, sly and well written, I laughed a lot. Lorelei’s ditzily unreliable narration packs a ton of information in between its lines. 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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Her motto has become an advertising icon: Lorelei tours the world, going from man to man in a lighthearted spoof of ‘traditional family values. I had no idea about the connection between this and The Artificial Silk Girl. 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.

Lorelei and Dorothy go on to Budapest with Mr. Meanwhile, Lorelei is having lunch with the fascinating Mr. I’m writing this on Thanksgiving, and the news blondees is filled with breathless anticipation of tomorrow, blondws we call Black Friday because people are most likely going to actually die in pursuit of discounts and yes, sure: The narration was boring and Bllndes much preferred the film to the book.


Spoffard writes, proposing marriage to Lorelei and putting her in a quandary. It can be read on various levels, certainly as a biting satire of Western values both in America and Europe. Money, expensive jewellery and the good things in life are all important to Lorelei — she likes nothing more than a glamorous diamond bracelet and a delightful glass of champagne or two. Gentlemen Prefer Blondesserialised in Harper’s Bazaarbecame cult reading.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Blu-ray. The style which Loos invents here is a creation of genius which prefrr the whole novel: Well Dorothy and I are really on the ship sailing to Europe as anyone c This purports to be the diary of Lorelie Lee, gold-digging dumb blonde extraordinaire.

Eliot will be best remembered for the fact that a book of his poems inspired the musical Cats. Lorelei hails from Little Rock Arkansas.

Newsstand sales of Harper’s doubled, tripled and quadrupled. This edition in particular is great because it has the two companion pieces — and a great introduction. I’m going to live through this and when it’s all over, I’ll never gentleken hungry again. A girl like I thinks it makes an ideal valentine.

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