Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Inscribed First Edition)
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925.
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. First edition. Second state with "Devine" on contents page. Inscribed by the author: "To Mr. and Mrs. Pell | the best publicity agents an author ever had. Affectionately Anita Loos | Nov. 3, 1925." Book Very Good with spine a bit dulled and cocked, several newspaper clippings are tipped in on the early pages, presumably publicity work of the Pells.
A comic novel about the roaring 20s and a runaway best seller. Inspired in part by H. L. Mencken and supported by him. Edith Wharton declared it was "The great American novel." There have been numerous adaptations for stage and screen, the most famous being the 1953 film starring Marilyn Monroe where she sang "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." Quite uncommon with a personal inscription in the year of publication. Very Good (Item #740)