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Loos, Anita


1st Edition

Brown half-cloth boards with gilt lettering to purple spine. SIGNED by the author to half-title. In unclipped dust jacket slightly sunned to spine. Peeling of laminate to front cover and a thumb-sized spot where the laminate has come loose. Small closed tear to tail. Includes 16 pages of b/w photos. *** Anita Loos’s memoirs about the 1920s and 30s when she worked as a screenwriter at MGM’s ‘dream factory’. ‘I tried to avoid Scott Fitzgerald, although I’d known him and Zelda intimately in New York, Paris, and on the Riviera. I liked them well enough when they were sober which, alas, was all too seldom. When drunk, their behavior could be downright hazardous or, at best, pretty tiresome.’ What follows is a murder attempt on her and Zelda by Scott Fitzgerald and a description of Zelda’s habit of stripping in public.’To flaunt something you haven’t got can be a mistake. Zelda’s face could have landed her in the front line of the Ziegfeld Follies, but she should have kept her bosom strictly under wraps’. Loos doesn’t keep anything under wraps in this riveting memoir.

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Book Details

AuthorLoos, Anita
PublisherThe Viking Press, Inc.
Publisher PlaceNew York
Publisher Year1974
Book ConditionFine
Jacket ConditionVery Good
Binding TypeHardcover
Signature TypeSigned by Author(s)
Edition1st Edition