Published by the Folio Society, London (1985). Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Intimate Diary of a Professional Lady has decorated hardcovers, which are illustrated by Ffolkes - who also captures Loos' characters as their journey progresses.
The book was originally written in 1925 and the story primarily follows the escapades and dalliances of a young blonde flapper in New York and Europe during the Roaring Twenties. Although dismissed by critics of the time as "too light in texture to be very enduring", it became the second best selling title of 1926 and was printed throughout the world in more than ten different languages. The book earned the praise of fellow author Edith Wharton, who dubbed it "the great American novel."
It was also famously made into a film in 1953 starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, where the now classic 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friends' song appeared.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos
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