Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (book review)

A book review from The Movie Snob

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady, by Anita Loos.  I saw this 1925 novel touted in a magazine article as one of the funniest novels around.  I don’t know about that, but it was definitely entertaining enough.  The novel purports to be the diary of Lorelei Lee, an attractive blonde from Little Rock, Arkansas, who somehow makes ends meet in New York City thanks to her many gentlemen friends.  One of her friendly gentlemen suggests that she should keep a diary, and then another gentleman friend sends her on a tour of Europe, and before you know it Miss Lee is having all sorts of adventures, meeting the Prince of Wales and a famous doctor named “Froyd” and all sorts of other interesting characters.  It’s a breezy 156 pages, and I quite enjoyed it.

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One comment on “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (book review)

  1. […] As I understand it, the movie was not based directly on the 1925 novel by Anita Loos (reviewed here), but on a stage musical version of the novel.  Marilyn Monroe (All About Eve) plays Lorilei Lee, […]

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