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Book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    Book Details:
  • Author : Anita Loos
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release : 2014-02-10
  • ISBN : 1631493027
  • Pages : 160 pages

Download or read book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes written by Anita Loos and published by Liveright Publishing. This book was released on 2014-02-10 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Loos’s classic tale shows that questions of women and power—more relevant today than ever—can come in the most alluring of packages. This delirious 1925 Jazz Age classic introduced readers to Lorelei Lee, the small-town girl from Little Rock, who has become one of the most timeless characters in American fiction. Outrageous and charming, this not-so-dumb blonde has been portrayed on stage and screen by Carol Channing and Marilyn Monroe and has become the archetype of the footloose, good-hearted gold digger (not that she sees herself that way). Masquerading as her diaries, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes follows Lorelei as she entertains suitors across Europe before returning home to marry a millionaire. In this delightfully droll and witty book, Lorelei’s glamorous pragmatism shines, as does Anita Loos’s mastery of irony and dialect. A craze in its day and with ageless appeal, this new Liveright edition puts Lorelei back where she belongs: front and center.

Book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Download or read book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes written by Anita Loos and published by . This book was released on 1925 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wicked and glamorous, Lorelei Lee is the kind of girl who always gets what she wants, and these immortal diaries tell us how she does it. Traveling through Europe with her friend Dorothy, she meets everyone from the Prince of Wales to 'Dr Froyd' and 'Sinclare Lewis'. After many outrageous adventures she returns home to marry a millionaire and become a movie star.

Book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Download or read book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes written by Anita Loos and published by . This book was released on 2000 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    Book Details:
  • Author : Anita Loos
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release : 2022
  • ISBN : 0486850730
  • Pages : 114 pages

Download or read book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes written by Anita Loos and published by Courier Dover Publications. This book was released on 2022 with total page 114 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This witty social satire of the Jazz Age follows the escapades of gold-digging flapper Lorelei Lee and her best friend, Dorothy, from New York to Europe.

Book Anita Loos  Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Download or read book Anita Loos Gentlemen Prefer Blondes written by Kristin Sergel and published by Dramatic Publishing. This book was released on 1958 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lorelei Lee is just a little girl from Little Rock who takes the world by storm to teach its gentlemen that "kissing your hand may make you feel very very good but a diamond and sapphire bracelet lasts forever." Anita Loos first published the diaries of the gold-digging blonde in 1925, forging a new archetype for the modern world.

Book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    Book Details:
  • Author : Anita Loos
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Release : 2021-05-21
  • ISBN : 1513287273
  • Pages : 71 pages

Download or read book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes written by Anita Loos and published by Graphic Arts Books. This book was released on 2021-05-21 with total page 71 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Intimate Diary of a Professional Lady (1925) is a novel by Anita Loos. Adapted from a series of stories written for Harper’s Bazaar, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was an astounding success for Loos, who had mired for over a decade as a screenwriter in Hollywood and New York. An immediate bestseller, the novel earned praise from leading writers and critics of its time, and has been adapted several times for theater and film. Recognized as a defining text of the Jazz Age, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is an absolute classic dubbed “the great American novel” by Edith Wharton. Lorelei Lee is a young flapper living a life of luxury in Manhattan. A mistress for prominent Chicago businessman Gus Eisman, who pays handsomely, Lorelei has far surpassed her roots as a young woman from Little Rock, Arkansas. Despite her talent as an actress, she finds herself held as an object by wealthy, often married men, whom she uses accordingly. Hers is a life of fine cuisine, opulent jewelry, and tickets to the best shows in town. Soon, however, she grows tired of New York, and sets off on a trip to Europe with her friend Dorothy Shaw. Away from the men who had dragged them down, the two women explore London, Paris, and Vienna, where they find new dopes to dupe with the promise of love. A caricature of the Jazz Age woman, Lorelei Lee reflects the libido and materialism of a generation caught between wars, situated in a time of exponential cultural change, yet wary of disaster’s proximity. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Anita Loos’ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Intimate Diary of a Professional Lady is a classic of American literature reimagined for modern readers.

Book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    Book Details:
  • Author : Anita Loos
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2021
  • ISBN : 9781515448686
  • Pages : 84 pages

Download or read book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes written by Anita Loos and published by . This book was released on 2021 with total page 84 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a landmark satirical novel by Anita Loos. In it we follow the diary entries of Lorelei Lee a blond flapper from Little Rock complete with spelling and grammar errors. What follows is a delightful romp as we discover that Lorelei is anything but a dumb blonde. Her observations on life are witty, humorous, cutting, and outrageous. A classic from the Jazz Age, just as relevant today as when it was first published. Join this delightful gold digger with a heart of gold on her adventures and escapades.

Book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes   But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes

Download or read book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes written by Anita Loos and published by . This book was released on 1982-01-01 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes   The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady Intimately Illustrated by Ralph Barton

Download or read book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady Intimately Illustrated by Ralph Barton written by Anita Loos and published by Read & Company Classics. This book was released on 2022-09-27 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lorelei Lee is a highly-strung, ambitious flapper woman with striking wit and a good heart. Follow the dazzling blonde on her gold-digging escapades and numerous romantic flings as she travels the world in the Roaring 20s. First published as a series of sketches, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a comedic novel set in Jazz Age America. Lorelei Lee epitomises the newly-independent woman of the 1920s: wearing tight clothes, keeping her hair short, and smoking in public. The fiery blonde is a charmingly outrageous symbol of femininity. The novel is written in diary format as Lorelai narrates her whirlwind life and her travels from New York City to Paris to London. Anita Loos' book gives remarkable insight into life during the Jazz Age and highlights the Algonquin Round Table writer's trademark wit and humour. This volume features Ralph Barton's original illustrations and would make the perfect read for fans of the 1953 film adaptation of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes starring Marilyn Monroe.

Book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Download or read book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes written by Anita Loos and published by Standard Ebooks. This book was released on 2022-01-20T18:46:06Z with total page 114 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It’s the roaring 20s, and a young flapper named Lorelei decides to keep a diary after receiving a blank journal from a “gentleman friend.” She has an apartment in New York paid for by a Chicago businessman named Gus Eisman; when he’s in town, Mr. Eisman spends his time “educating” Lorelei by going out to dinner, taking in shows, and then escorting her to her apartment to “talk about the topics of the day until quite late.” When he’s away, Lorelei does much the same with the other men she has charmed. Joined by her best friend Dorothy, Lorelei embarks on a cruise to Europe in order to meet Mr. Eisman in Paris and continue her education. As the diary unfolds, we learn more about Lorelei’s past and her cynical, rather mercenary approach towards romance, all set in a light, funny, and very charming atmosphere. Originally published as a series of sketches known as “the Lorelei stories” in Harper’s Bazaar, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was published as a novel in 1925. Despite lukewarm initial reviews, it quickly became a success, becoming the second-best seller of 1926. Since then it has gone on to be an international bestseller, having been printed in over eighty-five editions and adapted several times—most famously as the 1953 film starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. Edith Wharton called it “the great American novel,” and it has garnered praise from many authors including James Joyce and F. Scott Fitzgerald. This book is part of the Standard Ebooks project, which produces free public domain ebooks.

Book  Gentlemen Prefer Blondes     But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes

Download or read book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes written by Anita Loos and published by Penguin Group. This book was released on 1989 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lorelei Lee is the ultimate fapper. She's a not-so-dumb blonde whose taste for orchids, champagne, and diamonds is so single-minded she is almost an innocent. Here she is, portrayed on screen, in Anita Loos's own inimitable style. Illustrated.

Book A Gendered Collision

Download or read book A Gendered Collision written by Rhonda S. Pettit and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As documented in her poetry and fiction, Parker's modernism moves beyond a narrow set of aesthetic principles; it carries the remnants from a collision of competing values, those of nineteenth-century sentimentalism, and twentieth-century decadence and modernism. Her works display the intense dynamic in which early twentieth-century literature and art were created."--BOOK JACKET.

Book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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  • Author : Bowe Barry
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2019
  • ISBN : 9780463559093
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes written by Bowe Barry and published by . This book was released on 2019 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Women  Celebrity  and Literary Culture between the Wars

Download or read book Women Celebrity and Literary Culture between the Wars written by Faye Hammill and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2009-12-03 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As mass media burgeoned in the years between the first and second world wars, so did another phenomenon—celebrity. Beginning in Hollywood with the studio-orchestrated transformation of uncredited actors into brand-name stars, celebrity also spread to writers, whose personal appearances and private lives came to fascinate readers as much as their work. Women, Celebrity, and Literary Culture between the Wars profiles seven American, Canadian, and British women writers—Dorothy Parker, Anita Loos, Mae West, L. M. Montgomery, Margaret Kennedy, Stella Gibbons, and E. M. Delafield—who achieved literary celebrity in the 1920s and 1930s and whose work remains popular even today. Faye Hammill investigates how the fame and commercial success of these writers—as well as their gender—affected the literary reception of their work. She explores how women writers sought to fashion their own celebrity images through various kinds of public performance and how the media appropriated these writers for particular cultural discourses. She also reassesses the relationship between celebrity culture and literary culture, demonstrating how the commercial success of these writers caused literary elites to denigrate their writing as "middlebrow," despite the fact that their work often challenged middle-class ideals of marriage, home, and family and complicated class categories and lines of social discrimination. The first comparative study of North American and British literary celebrity, Women, Celebrity, and Literary Culture between the Wars offers a nuanced appreciation of the middlebrow in relation to modernism and popular culture.

Book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes

Download or read book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes written by Anita Loos and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1998-09-01 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Kissing your hand may make you feel very very good, but a diamond and safire bracelet lasts forever.” Anita Loos first published the diaries of the gold-digging blonde Lorelei Lee in the flapper days of 1925, forging a new archetype for the modern world. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes follows Lorelei and her best friend, Dorothy, from Hollywood to Manhattan to Paris and London, pursued by eager suitors all the while. In “the Central of Europe,” with a new diamond tiara in her handbag, Lorelei meets a traveling American millionaire who just might be the one. She retires her diary, but not for long, because, as she writes in the opening pages of But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, “it is bright ideas that keep the home fires burning, and prevent a divorce from taking all of the bloom off Romance.” For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Book Flaming Classics

    Book Details:
  • Author : Alexander Doty
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2002-06-01
  • ISBN : 1134001436
  • Pages : 212 pages

Download or read book Flaming Classics written by Alexander Doty and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2002-06-01 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This lively, opinionated, and playful look at the movies is a must-read for film buffs, and for anyone interested in gender, sexuality, and popular culture. One thing's for sure. After reading Flaming Classics you'll know you're definitely not in Kansas anymore.

Book Catalog of Copyright Entries

Download or read book Catalog of Copyright Entries written by Library of Congress. Copyright Office and published by . This book was released on 1949 with total page 1194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: