Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady (20th-century Classics)
If any American fictional character of the twentieth century seems likely to be immortal, it is Lorelei Lee of Little Rock, Arkansas, the not-so-dumb blonde who knew that diamonds are a girl's best friend. Outrageous, charming, and unforgettable, she's been portrayed on stage and screen by Carol Channing and Marilyn Monroe and has become the archetype of the footloose, goo...more
Today I went to a place called Goodreads, it is a kind of litrary salo which is useful for a girl that wants to improve her mind like I do. So I wondered how I would be a social success there it is quite different from New York but luckily I met a gentleman called Mr. Paul Bryant who took an interest in me and wanted to help me improve my mind. Mr. Bryant said it is very very easy you just post a review that is a bit riskay and has an artistic picture at the top. I said I did not know h...more
In the 1920s, Anita Loos, a gorgeous intelligent brunette Hollywood writer became pretty well pissed off at the fact that the men around her preferred dumb blondes. This hilarious book is the result of her venting her spleen on the matter. It can be read on various levels, certainly as a biting satire of Western values both in America and Europe. It was a huge seller at the time, one...more
Who wrote Gentlemen Prefer Blondes?
Contestant ponders, then says
Now, wouldn't that have been something? Anita Loos gets the idea for "The Wings of the Dove" and Henry James gets the idea for "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes : The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady"... I'd buy them both.
The narrator of this volume, Lorelei Lee, is a formidable member of the species. She’s a dumb blonde who is not so dumb after all. She is in fact remarkably single-minded. Lorelei collects men the way some people collect stamps, and like a keen philatelist she is a discriminating collector. They have to be rich. They also have to be willing to part with the...more
I think that takes a bit of the fun from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes for me. Since the entire book (supposedly) was a joke against her mentor HL Mencken (I don't like him much either actually...more
Do they prefer blondes?
I can’t say that I do, but then I am no gentleman.
The title seems to cast a shadow over the book. It seems to start on the wrong foot, but when you think that the intention is not all that serious, since we’re dealing with a comedy, we can forget about it.
Was it the egg or the hen? The book may have been a success before the movie, but once Marilyn Monroe got to play in the movie of the same name, there’s no question which is better k...more
As you might expect, it's a bit of fun and froth - not terribly long, either. Perfect for fun beach reading or for tuning out the horror of mass transit. The plot is fairly similar to the film - Lorelei Lee and her friend Dorothy hit Europe like a ton of bricks, but the...more
It's written in diary format, with a completely different plot than the musical, but I could see various elements they chose from the novel.
Lorelei Lee narrates from the perspective of a 1920's gold-digger, looking for men's companionship only to escalate her social status and wealth. It's a funny, enlightening glimpse into the psyche of those kind of women, who still exist today. A more recent exampl...more
The edition I read was "intimately illustrated" by Ralph Barton, and these added immeasurably to my enjoyment of the read. They are deliciously of their time, and very, very funny. Also in...more
It’s been years since I’ve seen the movie, but I don’t remember it being this smart (or Lorelei being, for all intents and purposes, a professional mistress this side of a prostitute). The book, told from...more
I thought that the book was written about Madonna,because the cover is the photo which looks like Madonna. But it mistook. The story is one women writer.
Q.If you had beautiful face, what were you want to do? The main character met a lot of men and was gave a lot of expensive things.
A. I want to become actress, because I wanted to become it when I was junior high school student. And every time I want to see mirror to see...more
2. 6/30=40minutes, 7/1=45minutes
3. A blonde girl- gentle men-diamonds-money-education-brains-diary
4. "I was sad but I had to do it for my future."
I felt she could change from this sentence.
5. I didn't like the blonde girl, because she associates with many men and she was given diamonds by many men. However she change at last, so I was impressed.