(Anita Loos (1893-1981), U.S. novelist, screenwriter. Marilyn Monroe, in the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) directed by Howard Hawkes, screenplay by Charles Lederer, based on the original novel by Anita Loos (1925).)
(Wilson Mizner (1876-1933), U.S. dramatist, wit. Quoted in The Legendary Mizners, ch. 4, Alva Johnson (1953).
Mizner's description of Hollywood was reworked by Mayor James J. Walker: "A reformer is a guy who rides through a sewer in a glass-bottomed boat." (Speech as mayor of New York, 1928).)