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“Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” by Anita Loos
Set in the the glamours years of the so-called Jazz Age, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” reveals the comic diaries of the charming and luxury loving but not-so-dumb blonde Lorelei Lee. Loos’ character was inspired by a sexy blonde that the influential intellectual and cultural critic Henry Louis Mencken desperately fell for. Amused by her analysis on why man prefer blondes, Antia gets dared by a friend to put her thoughts in a book. This is how she creates one of the most unforgettable and magnetizing characters of the 1920’s, immortalized on stage by icons such as Carol Channing and Marilyn Monroe.
Lorelei Lee had been working in the movie industry until she meets the wealthy entrepreneur Mr. Gus Eisman. He spoils her rotten, satisfying her endless hunger for champagne, jewelry and luxury. This is how her glamours journey of romance and attraction begins. She meets everyone from the New York writer Gerry Lamson to the Prince of Wales and “Doctor Froyd”. Leaving broken hearts and heads spinning the lightheaded blond climbs up her way to the life of a movie star she always dreamed for.
Famous Anita Loos Quotes from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”
#1 | “You can say what you want about the Germans being full of "kunst", but what they are really full of is delicatessen.” #2 | “So Dorothy said we might was well go out to Fountainblo with Louie and Robber if Louie would take off his yellow spats which were made of yellow shammy skin with pink pearl buttons. Because Dorothy said, 'Fun is fun but no girl wants to laugh all the time.” #3 |“...I overheard Dorothy talking to Mr Montrose and she was telling Mr Montrose that she thought that I would be great in the movies if he would write me a part that only had three expressions, Joy, Sorrow, and Indigestion.”
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