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Anita Loos - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Anita Loos

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Anita Loos, author of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes; twentieth century American Literature
Anita Loos   (1893 - 1981)
 
Category:  American Literature
 
Born:  April 26, 1893
Sissons, California, United States
 
Died:  August 18, 1981
New York, United States
 
Related authors:
F. Scott Fitzgerald, H. L. Mencken
 
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Anita Loos - LIFE STORIES
 
 
2/3/1931     Mencken, Arkansas, Blondes
On this day in 1931, the Arkansas legislature passed a motion to pray for the soul of H. L. Mencken. One of Mencken's Laws was "Nature abhors a moron," and one of his favorite pastimes was to attack the South; upon finding itself elevated to "the apex of moronia," Arkansas had apparently had enough. One spin-off from the Arkansas-baiting was Anita Loos's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
4/26/1893     Loos, Lorelei, Literature
On this day in 1893 Anita Loos was born. Loos started writing scenarios for D. W. Griffith while in her teens, and eventually worked on over sixty films, but her most enduring creation is the 1925 novel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, reviewed by the Times Literary Supplement as "a masterpiece of comic literature."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Anita Loos Rediscovered: Film Treatments and Fiction by Anita Loos, Creator of Gentleman Prefer Blondes
by Cari Beauchamp (Editor), Mary Anita Loos (Editor)
criticism and analysis
 
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes -and- But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes: The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady
anthology, fiction
 
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady
fiction
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Anita Loos: A Biography
by Gary Carey
biography
 
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Article "The Jazz Age: Flapper Culture and Style"
Find a short article and recommended links about 1920s "flapper culture," with references to Anita Loos, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, and others.

"Besides the well known and often quotable Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967), one other writer whose novels, movie scripts and other writings capture the spirit of the times is Anita Loos (1893 - 1981). ... Two of Loos' Jazz Age classics, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and the sequel But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1928) have been reissued by Penguin. Amusing period pieces, these two short novels are written as the 'diaries' of a flapper who travels to Europe, meets 'everyone' and returns to America to marry a millionaire."
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