Gentlemen prefer blondes


Gentlemen prefer blondes
   A three-act comedy by Anita Loos and John Emerson adapted from Loos's novel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, opened on 28 September 1926 for 199 performances. Lorelei Lee, a flapper from Little Rock, Arkansas, travels to Europe with her friend Dorothy thanks to the largesse of Lorelei's "sugar daddy," a button manufacturer, Gus Eisman. The gold-digging Lorelei cuts a swath through England where she charms a knight into giving her a diamond tiara and becomes enamored of Henry Spofford. When she learns that Spofford and Dorothy are an item she returns to Eisman. A motion picture version was released in 1928. In 1949, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes became a hit musical by Jule Styne, Leo Robin, Joseph Fields, and Loos, making a star of Carol Channing* as Lorelei, the role originally played by June Walker. The musical was filmed in 1953, starring Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei.

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  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes — may refer to:*Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (novel), a 1925 novel by Anita Loos *Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (lost film), a 1928 film adaption of the novel, presumed lost *Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (musical), the 1949 stage musical based on the novel… …   Wikipedia

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes — ist der Originaltitel: eines Buches von Anita Loos (1925) einer Verfilmung von Malcolm St. Clair: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928) eines auf dem Buch basierenden Musicals: Blondinen bevorzugt (Musical) (1949) einer Verfilmung des Musicals von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (novel) — Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a comic novel written by Anita Loos first published in 1925. The book was later filmed twice and made into a Broadway musical in 1949 starring Carol Channing. The work is best known, however, for the 1953 film version… …   Wikipedia

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (musical) — Infobox Musical name= Gentlemen Prefer Blondes subtitle= caption= music= Jule Styne lyrics= Leo Robin book= Joseph Fields Anita Loos basis= Book by Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes productions= 1949 Broadway 1995 Broadway revival awards=… …   Wikipedia

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (film) — Infobox Film name = Gentlemen Prefer Blondes caption = Theatrical Poster director = Howard Hawks producer = Sol C. Siegel writer = Anita Loos (novel and play) Joseph Fields (play) Charles Lederer starring = Jane Russell Marilyn Monroe music =… …   Wikipedia

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (lost film) — This silent version of the Gentlemen Prefer Blondes , directed by Malcolm St. Clair and co written by Anita Loos, was released in 1928. No copies are known to exist; it is presumed lost. [cite book | last = Thompson | first = Frank T. |… …   Wikipedia

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