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ISBN: 0582342821
Author: Anita Loos
Language: English
Publisher: Pearson ESL (2000)
Subcategory: Kids
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Intimate Diary of a Professional Lady is a 1925 comic novel written by American author Anita Loos.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Intimate Diary of a Professional Lady is a 1925 comic novel written by American author Anita Loos. The story primarily follows the escapades and dalliances of a young blonde flapper in New York and Europe during the Roaring Twenties. It is one of several famous novels published that year-including F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Carl Van Vechten's Firecrackers-which chronicle the hedonistic era known as the Jazz Age.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was made into a delightful classic film starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell (1953) and features the song .

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was made into a delightful classic film starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell (1953) and features the song 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend'. 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.

ELT Literature & Fiction Readers. By (author) Anita Loos. Penguin Readers Level 2: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Activity Pack.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 2. Chapter One Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 3. March 16th: A gentleman friend and I were dining at the Ritz last evening and he said that if I took a pencil and a paper and put down all of my thoughts it would make a book. This almost made me smile as what it would really make would be a whole row of encyclopediacs.

Anita Loos, a screenwriting Hollywood wunderkind, says she began to draft Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a jazz . Blondes sold out at once as a runaway bestseller, becoming the second highest-selling book of 1926, and helping to define the jazz age for ever.

Anita Loos, a screenwriting Hollywood wunderkind, says she began to draft Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a jazz age classic, on the American railroad, as she crossed from New York to LA in the early 1920s. Travelling on the celebrated Santa Fe Chief with the movie star Douglas Fairbanks and his brainless leading lady, the young Loos became exasperated that a woman so stupid could "so far outdistance me in feminine allure".

Written by. Anita Loos. Manufacturer: Longman Release date: 20 April 2000 ISBN-10 : 0582430488 ISBN-13: 9780582430488.

I had to read Gentlemen Prefer Blondes because I started reading what I suspected was a parody of it, but couldn't be sure because I had never read the original. I had to read Gentlemen Prefer Blondes because I started reading what I suspected was a parody of it, but couldn’t be sure because I had never read the original. Anita Loos’ novel is very well-known and quickly became a best-seller in the US after its publication by Boni & Liveright in 1925 (in fact, it had already been avidly read in its original serial publication in Harper’s Bazaar).

Comments:

Thorgahuginn
A brilliant, brilliant novel! (And in my opinion far better than "Catcher in the Rye", because Lorelei is an unreliable but likable narrator who does a fine job of navigating expectations to get what she wants in a pretty hostile world, and who is at least as self-centered as Holden but more fun.)

Lorelei Lee has a very distinctive voice. Her blend of "refined" and ignorant is funny at first, but rather touching as one gets into her head. As is her approach to life: while she cites high ideals, she is utterly pragmatic when it comes to actions, to a point where one can only admire the choices made by "a girl like I".

Her BFF, Dorothy- the brunette- is both more seemingly sensible and cynical, but also makes very poor life choices, especially by Lorelei's standards. Dorothy is a welcome snarky voice, though most of the snark sails right over Lorelei's head.

This edition contains "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes", plus a LOT of interesting back-story about the history of the books and their genesis.

It also has illustrations from an early edition, but unfortunately many of them are very muddy in print; I wish they had been cleaned up more.

These were the inspiration for the Marilyn Monroe movie, which was itself the inspiration for the Madonna "Material Girl" video- in which Madonna channels Lorelei for the dance number, and Dorothy for the context. Nicely done!

VERY highly recommended. This ought to be a taught classic.
Aedem
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was published in 1928 in the form of the diary of Lorelei Lee, a prototypical dumb blonde from Arkansas who is trying to transform herself into a "lady" to get a rich man. She exerts a great deal of effort trying to sound sophisticated, but the book is full of (Anita Loos's deliberate) misspellings, grammatical errors, and so on. And since Lorelei is not the brightest bulb in the chandelier and is VERY naive (except where manipulating and then leaving rich men is concerned), a lot of the conversations she writes about are completely beyond her grasp. There is a riotously funny sequence about a party she throws in a hotel room in which the police participate (during Prohibition) and which makes the society columns since it goes on for three days and Lorelei left.

The Kindle version includes the original illustrations. The book is laugh out loud funny - read it in a public place and expect people to look at you while you laugh to yourself.
TheMoonix
This was a lot of fun. So witty, sly and well written, I laughed a lot. So much of the attitudes expressed (especially Americans traveling abroad) echo to this day. Ms. Loos deserves for this to be remembered and in print for a very long time.
Wenaiand
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).

It says a lot that, according to the introduction, when the author James Joyce was losing his eyesight and could read very little, the serialization of this book in Harpers Bazaar is one of the few things he read.

This edition in particular is great because it has the two companion pieces -- and a great introduction.

I've bought this book for countless people. It is a pleasure, and more understatedly witty than most anything out there.

Some excellent turns of phrase, typified by describing a rival as "an immitation Russian countess of the vampire type" . . .

Anita Loos, though having sad turns of events in her own life and choice of partner (one of those awkward guys who put all of her money in his name), was an absolute master of turning social dis-ease and annoying observation into pure spun, cotton-candy gold.

As they say, "Buy two copies, give one to a friend. . ."
inform
A good read. 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.
MisterQweene
While at times it was entertaining and hilarious, I was mostly bored as I read the book. Lorelei is extraordinarily brainless and the best parts are where she is being insulted and takes it as a compliment. Loos does a brilliant job of capturing Lorelei's character in the words and how she uses them on the page (intentionally rife with misspellings and repeated words (very 90s Valley Girl esque only "so" and "and" and "really" instead of "like" and "totally").
Molace
Not quite like the movie, but it's definitely in the mindframe of it. Watched the movie after reading the book, and I still liked the book more than the movie. Read the book first!
This is a great little book (actually, two books in one). I laughed put loud throughout it and hoped that it would never end. "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" is rightly considered a classic, its sharp and bitingly witty insight is something one never seems to see in a book today (indeed, humour in a book today seems to be rare - sometimes it seems that all new fiction books are depressing and morbid; and if you feel this way too then you should read Loos' clever and refreshing novels). This is a classuc that you will want to read over and over.

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