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A Girl Like I: an autobiography Hardcover – September 21, 1966

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 275 pages
  • Publisher: The Viking Press; 1st edition (September 21, 1966)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670341126
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670341122
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 20 x 20 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,561,457 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Before reading this book, I had little knowledge of the importance of female writers and directors in early Hollywood. Before show business was respectable, there were plenty of jobs for the ladies. Tiny little Anita Loos, author of the book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, was the highest paid screen writer in Hollywood for decades. This book is a fun, readable autobiography about both the professional and troubled personal life of a brilliant satirist and every section of her life is hugely entertaining.

She takes you through the inner workings of how films were made and how the stars lived. From her position as a major Hollywood player, she allows the reader access to the parties and private conversations of her time.

She even manages to find humor from her hypochondriac husband's refusal to speak, brought on by the amount of attention Anita received in her career, until he is given a fake operation in Switzerland.

This was one of the most entertaining and fun books I've read in a long time. If you can find a copy, get it!
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Anita Loos was a real character... Very smart, witty & flawed... Great Hollywood historical info. Loos wrote 100 screenplays beside her famous book... Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which put her on the map. Independent, sassy, strong except when she was with her husband... then she was docile, dependent, weak. I really enjoyed reading this book. Great info on Hollywood Stars when "talkies" began.
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anita loos was there in hollywood's big studio hey-day and her book is a compendium of her memoirs of the era so much of it is about people who have long since ceased to matter. she is gossipy and often acerbic and scholars digging in to that period, the 20s and 30s, will find her observations helpful.
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