WorldCat Identities

Loos, Anita 1893-1981

Works: 423 works in 1,235 publications in 10 languages and 21,262 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Biography  Musical films  Fiction  Biographies  Autobiographies  Romance films  Diary fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Librettist, Translator, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Composer, Adapter, Conceptor, Former owner, Other, Writer of accompanying material, Interviewee, Performer
Classifications: PS3523.O557, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anita Loos
"Gentlemen prefer blondes" : the illuminating diary of a professional lady by Anita Loos( Book )

103 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilarious activities of a naive blonde and her instinct for self-protection from men
The women by Joan Crawford( Visual )

19 editions published between 1939 and 2018 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Manhattan this story follows the lives of rich women. Mary Haines who loses her husband to ruthless Crystal Allen and is aided and abetted by Sylvia Fowler whose own spouse has taken up with another woman. These and other women in the midst of a divorce meet in Reno, where they share their stories and continue their friendships in New York
The women by Clare Boothe Luce( Visual )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clothing designer Mary Haines lives in a beautiful country home with her wealthy financier husband and their 11-year-old daughter. Her best friend Sylvie Fowler is the editor at a prominent fashion magazine. The women dictate the latest trends in taste and style for New York City fashionistas. When Mary's husband becomes involved with perfume salesgirl Crystal Allen at Saks Fifth Avenue, her friendship with Sylvie is put to the test. Everyone in their close-knit circle of friends, including the ever-pregnant Edie Cohen and author Alex Fisher, begins to question their loyalty to each other and their romantic involvements
Scenes for student actors : dramatic selections from new plays by Frances Cosgrove( Book )

in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Francisco by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

26 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Barbary Coast saloon keeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco
Twice over lightly : New York then and now by Helen Hayes( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first lady of American theatre and the prolific and witty writer set out to discover the real New York with the intention of getting people out of their ruts and exploring their own environments
Forbidden Hollywood collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1930's, before Hollywood began enforcing a self-imposed Production Code, many films allowed for extraordinary frankness including nudity, adultery and prostitution. In this restored and remastered three-movie collection, three daring young actresses are featured in racy, riveting star vehicles. Jean Harlow is a red-headed secretary who hooks the company's married boss, while carrying on with chauffeur Charles Boyer. A young soldier is forced to give up Mae Clarke when his well-to-do family learns she's a prostitute, in Waterloo Bridge. Finally baby-faced Barbara Stanwyck sleeps her way up the corporate ladder in a New York bank, not caring who gets hurt
Intolerance : a drama of comparisons( Visual )

2 editions published between 1916 and 2002 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Switches back and forth between four separate stories from Babylonian times to the twentieth century to show humanity's inhumanity and intolerance through the ages. The Babylonian story deals with the fall of Babylon in 538 B.C. The Judean story treats the life of Christ. The French story centers on the Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day in 1572. The modern story is set in an American mill town and the slum area of an American city
The Talmadge girls : a memoir by Anita Loos( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setting copy, typescript, of biography about silent movie stars Constance and Norma Talmadge. Copy is heavily corrected by Loos, with editor's annotations, proofreaders' marks, and printer's annotations
Gentlemen prefer blondes : original Broadway cast by Jule Styne( )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fate keeps on happening : adventures of Lorelei Lee and other writings by Anita Loos( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gentlemen prefer blondes : the illuminating diary of a professional lady ; and, But gentlemen marry brunettes by Anita Loos( Book )

18 editions published between 1926 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lorelei Lee is just a little girl from Little Rock who takes the world by storm to teach its gentlemen that kissing your hand may make you feel very very good but a diamond and safire bracelet lasts forever." Anita Loos first published the diaries of the gold-digging blonde in the flapper days of 1925, forging a new archetype for the modern world." "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes follows Lorelei and her best friend, Dorothy, from Hollywood to Manhattan to Paris and London, pursued by eager suitors all the while. In "the Central of Europe," with a new diamond tiara in her handbag, Lorelei meets a traveling American millionaire who just might be the one. She retires her diary, but not for long, because, as she writes in the opening pages of But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, "it is bright ideas that keep the home fires burning, and prevent a divorce from taking all of the bloom off Romance."" "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and its brunette sequel are present here in one volume containing the original Ralph Barton illustrations and a penetrating introduction by feminist humor maven, Regina Barreca."--Jacket
"But gentlemen marry brunettes" by Anita Loos( Book )

59 editions published between 1926 and 2005 in 10 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the further adventures of Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw. Narrated by Lorelei, the bubbly blonde, however she tells the tale of her friend. Dorothy, a bright talented young woman, grew up in a carnival company; she is discovered by Charlie, who helps her find her way to New York City as a young woman. In New York she is introduced to a broker who is to introduce her to Mr. Ziegfeld, so that she might have a chance at becoming one of the Ziegfeld Follies. The broker is thrown off by Dorothy's unique style and personality and does little to refer her to Mr. Ziegfeld. Dorothy takes matters into her own hands and waits outside Mr. Ziegfeld's office and lands the position without any help. Dorothy marries Lester, a saxophone player from the Follies, she soon finds that marriage is not everything she wanted it to be
Howard Hawks' Gentlemen prefer blondes by Jule Styne( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and French and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical about two showgirls from Little Rock searching for love and marriage aboard a luxury-liner bound for France
Gigi; a comedy in two acts by Anita Loos( Book )

11 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gigi is a young French girl brought up by her mother, grandmother and aunt to be a stylish cocotte. The man they have picked for her is a roue who frequently visits Gigi's home as a friend. When he comes, he brings her candy and lets her cheat him at cards. He is captivated by her boyish enthusiasm. But Gigi is now 16 and the time is ripe for her to put away the things of a child and to think of becoming the roue's mistress. But Gigi has not been brought up right; she doesn't think she would like such an arrangement. So in her own way, and much to the surprise of everyone, she maneuvers the roue into a proposition of marriage. This is treachery to the ladies, but Gigi thinks it is swell. - p. 3
San Francisco : a screen play by Anita Loos( Book )

14 editions published between 1936 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screenplay of the Hollywood hit movie starring Clark Gable and Jeanette MacDonald
Forbidden Hollywood collection( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1: Other men's women: Bill and Jack are railroad men. When Bill comes to stay with Jack and his wife, Bill and Lily fall in love. Jack confronts Bill about his suspicions and the two fight, leaving Jack seriously injured. The purchase price: Joan Gordon is a singer tiring of her relationship with Eddie. She flees to North Dakota to become a mail-order bride. Happiness is threatened by her stubborn husband, a lecherous neighbor and the appearance of Eddie
Gigi by Anita Loos( Book )

14 editions published between 1952 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folder contains the printed script with manuscript annotations and cues pasted on blank leaves, property lists and director's notes
A mouse is born by Anita Loos( Book )

11 editions published between 1951 and 1955 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide 9985
Abraham Lincoln by D. W Griffith( Visual )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln: An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States focusing on Lincoln's personal tragedies as well as his great accomplishments
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Alternative Names
Anita Loos Amerikaans schrijfster

Anita Loos Amerikaans schrijver

Anita Loos amerikansk manusforfattar og skribent

Anita Loos amerikansk manusförfattare och författare

Anita Loos amerikansk manusforfatter og skribent

Anita Loos amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Anita Loos scénariste, actrice et écrivain américaine

Anita Loos scrittrice e sceneggiatrice statunitense

Anita Loos US-amerikanische Drehbuchautorin

Anita Loosová

Emerson, John 1893-1981 Mrs

Emerson, John 1894-1981 Mrs

Emerson, John, Mrs., 1893-1981

Emerson, John, Mrs, 1894-1981

Loos Anita

Loos, Anita 1894-1981

Loos Corine Anita

Loos, Corine Anita 1893-1981

Loos, Corine Anita 1894-1981

Loos, Corinne Anita 1893-1981

Luus, Anita

Luus, Anita 1893-1981

Luus, Anita, 1894-1981

Ανίτα Λους actress novelist screenwriter tv producer

Анита Лус американская сценаристка

Аніта Лус

אניטה לוס

לוס, אניטה

أنيتا لوس

آنیتا لوس

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