Anita Loos Rediscovered: Film Treatments and Fiction by Anita Loos, Creator of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"

Anita Loos Rediscovered: Film Treatments and Fiction by Anita Loos, Creator of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"

By: Anita Loos (author), Mary Anita Loos (editor), Cari Beauchamp (editor), Mary Anita Loos (contributor), Cari Beauchamp (contributor)Hardback

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Anita Loos (1888-1981) was one of Hollywood's most respected and prolific screenwriters, as well as an acclaimed novelist and playwright. This unique collection of previously unpublished film treatments, short stories, and one-act plays spans fifty years of her creative writing and showcases the breadth and depth of her talent. Beginning in 1912 with the stories she submitted from her San Diego home (some made into films by D.W. Griffith), through her collaboration with Colette on the play "Gigi", Anita Loos wrote almost every day for the screen, stage, books, or magazines. Film scripts include "San Francisco", "The Women", and "Red-Headed Woman". The list of stars for whom she created unforgettable roles includes Mary Pickford, Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, Audrey Hepburn, and Carol Channing. This collection has been selected by Anita's niece and close friend, the best-selling author Mary Anita Loos, together with the acclaimed film historian Cari Beauchamp. Their essays are laced throughout the volume, introducing each section and giving previously untold insights and behind-the-scenes stories about Anita - her life, her friendships, and her times.

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Cari Beauchamp is the author of Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood (California, 1998) and Hollywood on the Riviera: The Inside Story of the Cannes Film Festival (1992). Mary Anita Loos is the author of A Pride of Lovers (1981), The Barstow Legend (1978), Belinda (1976), and The Beggars Are Coming (1974).


Plates follow page Foreword Mary Anita Loos Introduction Cari Beauchamp ANITA LOOS AND HER STORIES FROM SAN DIEGO, 1888--1915 The School of Acting The Highbrow Plagiarism The Man Who Looked Up By Way of France Jane Wins Out A Ride with Billy HOLLYWOOD SUCCESSS AND INTERNATIONAL FAME, 1915--1930 The Heart That Has Truly Loved Play for Mr. Fairbanks All Men Are Equal Where Does Annie Belong? The Moving Pictures of Blinkville My First Memories of Aunt Anita Mary Anita Loos RETURN TO HOLLYWOOD, 1931--1944 Winkie Boy Suggestion for Keaton Story Evelina Women in Uniform Aunt Anita's Romances and Friendships Mary Anita Loos NEW YORK AT LAST, 1944--1981 It Pays to Advertise One More Heroine Mr. Sherard Travels with Aunt Anita Mary Anita Loos Anita Loos's Memorial Service, August 27, 1981 Notes Works by Anita Loos Acknowledgments Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/11/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780520228948
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 322
  • ID: 9780520228948
  • weight: 481
  • ISBN10: 0520228944

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