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Anita Loos : a biography

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Despite her image as a "flapper", Anita Loos was a hardworking, rather shy woman who sought recognition as a writer. This is the view presented by this biography which recounts her life at the film studios, hired by D.W.Griffith, writing scripts for Fairbanks and Pickford, Harlow and William Randolph Hearst.;Anita Loos' novel "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" made her a celebrity in 1925, but her output of screenplays, stories and articles was enormous. Her career spanned 70 years and she was a central figure in Hollywood until her death in 1981.;The author, by drawing on her previously unpublished diaries, letters and scrapbooks, examines her friendships with the famous names of her day - The Gish sisters, Aldous Huxley, Chaplin, Cecil Beaton and Helen Hayes. He explores the long, mostly unhappy marriage with John Emerson, a producer who was much less successful than his wife.;Carey is also the author of biographies of Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Louis B. Mayer. Good condition. Dust jacket protected in cellophane wrapper

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Author(s):
Gary Carey
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st edition 1988
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0747502943
ISBN-13:
9780747502944
Number of pages:
331
Publisher:
Bloomsbury
Title:
Anita Loos : a biography

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Despite her image as a "flapper", Anita Loos was a hardworking, rather shy woman who sought recognition as a writer. This is the view presented by this biography which recounts her life at the film studios, hired by D.W.Griffith, writing scripts for Fairbanks and Pickford, Harlow and William Randolph Hearst.;Anita Loos' novel "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" made her a celebrity in 1925, but her output of screenplays, stories and articles was enormous. Her career spanned 70 years and she was a central figure in Hollywood until her death in 1981.;The author, by drawing on her previously unpublished diaries, letters and scrapbooks, examines her friendships with the famous names of her day - The Gish sisters, Aldous Huxley, Chaplin, Cecil Beaton and Helen Hayes. He explores the long, mostly unhappy marriage with John Emerson, a producer who was much less successful than his wife.;Carey is also the author of biographies of Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Louis B. Mayer. Good condition. Dust jacket protected in cellophane wrapper

Added value:
Dust jacket price unclipped
Author(s):
Gary Carey
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st edition 1988
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0747502943
ISBN-13:
9780747502944
Number of pages:
331
Publisher:
Bloomsbury
Title:
Anita Loos : a biography

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