©1954, 1955 Anita Loos; (P)2005 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.
I was interested in reading this novella because it was the basis of a successful Broadway and Hollywood musical comedy. Although more than 75 years old, it was so outrageously funny that I had to hold the laughs back as I was listening to it while traveling to work via public transportation. The narrator doesn't just read the text, she acts it, becoming Lorelei Lee personified. The sequal, "But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes" is not as good as "Blondes" but nontheless highly entertaining. A barrel of laughs!
I believe the books were written in the 1920's but came across as relevant and timely for today.
The first book worked better, as we still had the known ignorance of our protagonist to work with. In the second book, the plot felt a bit forced.
The performance was very delicate and stood on it's own outside of any Marilyn references.
Well, obviously I could see it being made into a movie, and I think they stand well apart or together.
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