"GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES" The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady

New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, first issue with "Devine" for "Divine" on the table of contents. Inscribed by Anita Loos on the front flyleaf, with a holographic note from her laid in. An example of her bookplate is tipped in on the copyright page. Intimately illustrated by Ralph Barton. Nineteenth printing. The diary of the ultimate gold-digging blonde in the flapper days of 1925, this novel served as the basis for a 1953 film adaptation directed by Howard Hawks and starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe. Intimately illustrated by Ralph Barton. Small octavo. Original decorative paper-covered boards over a red cloth spine, with a printed paper title label affixed to the front panel and gilt titles on the spine. A few small stains to the fore-edge. The boards are edgeworn and a bit soiled. Good. Item #72180

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