Anita Loos


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Anita Loos (April 26, 1889 – August 18, 1981) was an American screenwriter, playwright and author, best known for her blockbuster comic novel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. more »

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  • ''I began quite early in life to sense the thrill a girl attains in supplying money to a man.''
    Anita Loos (1894-1981), U.S. humorist, screenwriter, and dramatist. Cast of Thousands, ch. 8 (1977). Loos's husband, John Emerson, was often depen...
  • ''I really think that American gentlemen are the best after all, because kissing your hand may make you feel very very good but a diamond and a sapphire bracelet lasts forever.''
    Anita Loos (1893-1981), U.S. novelist, screenwriter. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, "Paris is Divine," (1925). Lorelei Lee's journal entry, April 27.
  • ''There's nothing colder than chemistry.''
    Anita Loos (1888-1981), U.S. novelist, screenwriter. Kiss Hollywood Good-by, ch. 21 (1974).
  • ''I ... once witnessed more ardent emotions between men at an Elks' Rally in Pasadena than they could ever have felt for the type of woman available to an Elk.''
    Anita Loos (1888-1981), U.S. screenwriter, author, and humorist. Kiss Hollywood Good-by, ch. 5 (1974).
  • ''Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free.''
    Anita Loos (1893-1981), U.S. novelist, screenwriter. Kiss Hollywood Good-by, ch. 2 (1974).
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