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Anita Loos Rediscovered: Film Treatments and Fiction by Anita Loos, Creator of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" Hardcover – November 10, 2003

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Hollywood historian Beauchamp offers an enticing glimpse into the temperament of prolific and gifted screenwriter, novelist, and playwright Anita Loos (1888-1981) when she observes that Loos "put much thought and effort into appearing carefree." As Beauchamp briskly chronicles Loos' unusual life, and Loos' niece, Mary Anita Loos, shares her personal reminiscences, the "elfin" Loos, author of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the film script for The Women, and dozens of other works, comes into focus as relentlessly hardworking, smart, witty, generous, and profoundly lonely. Loos launched her brilliant career in 1912 by sending an unsolicited story idea to D. W. Griffith. One hit followed another, but happiness eluded Loos once she married an insecure scoundrel who cheated on her, squandered her painstakingly earned fortune, and landed in a psychiatric asylum. The maddening complexities inherent in relationships between men and women, and society's entrenched misogyny, became Loos' endlessly fertile subjects, as is evident in the marvelously piquant and dazzlingly inventive stories and film treatments gathered in this essential addition to American letters and the history of film. Donna Seaman
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"Collection of film treatments, short stories and one-act plays by the Hollywood screenwriter."--The Bookseller -- Review
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 322 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; First Edition edition (November 10, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520228944
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520228948
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #933,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cari Beauchamp is a fourth generation Californian who brings her love of history and dedication to women's rights to her writing about film. Her award winning books have been named to many "best of" lists and she is an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Scholar. She lives in Los Angeles and her website address is caribeauchamp.com

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Tee on December 19, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is like three books in one but instead of getting three books, you kind of get a third of three different books. It combines Cari Beauchamp's biographical chapters on Anita Loos' life and career, Loos' niece Mary Anita Loo's first-person remninicences of her famous aunt, and finally short stories or excerpts of Anita's screenplays or books, all mixed together throughout the book. It may have seemed like a novel idea but it's a bad format and not a pleasurable read.

The highlights are Ms. Beauchamp's chapters but her work does not reach the greatness of her superb biography of another lady screenwriter, Frances Marion, WITHOUT LYING DOWN. Part of the problem here may be she's not writing a "full" biography and may not have researched Loos as extensively as she did Marion, she's also a little too soft on Loos personally who like Louella Parsons never let the truth get in the way of a good story. Loos is pictured throughout as a sweet, long-suffering lady (this is somewhat of an "offical" biography given her niece's participation) but Loos' own Hollywood histories and even occasionally her novels reveal a more caustic woman not afraid to get a few digs in at those she apparently didn't like (Beauchamp herself mentions off-hand at one point that Loos disliked sweet Mary Pickford!!). The somewhat famous story of how Loos bad-mouthed Lillian Gish repeatedly to H. L. Menken and George Jean Nathan (both of whom were eager to meet her) is usually told in comic tones, as if she were playing with them, but to me it suggests a aggressive woman who did not want another female as competition for the attention of the two literary giants.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Grinbergs on July 24, 2010
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Came in record time. Book is perfect and I have already read it with great pleasure. Would buy again from you should the need arise.

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