Loos, Anita

(1888-1981)
   Born in Mount Shasta, California, Anita Loos scripted over 200 motion pictures from the silent era to sound, but also wrote novels and plays. Her most successful play, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1926), adapted from her novel by Loos and her husband, John Emerson, is a comedy about Lorelei Lee, a gold-digging flapper in the Jazz Age. With Emerson, Loos also wrote The Whole Town's Talking (1923), The Fall of Eve (1925), and The Social Register (1931). On her own, Loos's Happy Birthday* (1946), a modest success, starred Helen Hayes, and Loos also adapted Colette's novel Gigi* (1951). Her screenplays include classics, from D. W. Griffith's Intolerance (1916) to San Francisco (1936), Saratoga (1937), and The Women* (1939).

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  • Loos,Anita — Loos (lo͞os), Anita. 1893? 1981. American writer who is best known for her many screenplays, including The Girl from Missouri (1934) and I Married an Angel (1942). She is also known for her novels, especially Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1925),… …   Universalium

  • Loos, Anita — born April 26, 1893?, Sissons, Calif., U.S. died Aug. 18, 1981, New York, N.Y. U.S. novelist and screenwriter. She was a child actress; at an early age she also began contributing sketches and articles to various periodicals. By age 20 she was a… …   Universalium

  • Loos, Anita — (26 abr. ¿1893?, Sissons, Cal., EE.UU.–18 ago. 1981, Nueva York, N.Y.). Novelista y guionista estadounidense. Actriz desde niña, también a temprana edad colaboró con artículos y relatos breves para diversos periódicos. A la edad de 20 años fue… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Anita Loos — (c 1930s) Born Corinne Anita Loos April 26, 1888(1888 04 26) Sisson, California, U.S. Died August 18, 1981 …   Wikipedia

  • Anita Loos — Corinne Anita Loos (* 26. April 1888 in Sissons, Kalifornien; † 18. August 1981 in New York) war eine US amerikanische Drehbuchautorin. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Werke 3 Literatur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Anita Loos — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Loos. Anita Loos Données clés Nom de naissance Corinne Anita Loos Naissance 26 avril 1888 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Anita — (as used in expressions) Shirley Anita St. Hill Desai, Anita Anita Mazumdar Loos, Anita …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Anita — /euh nee teuh/, n. a female given name: Spanish form of Anna. * * * (as used in expressions) Desai Anita Anita Mazumdar Loos Anita * * * …   Universalium

  • Loos — ist der Name von Orten: Gemeinde Loos in Frankreich, siehe Loos (Nord) Gemeinde Loos en Gohelle in Frankreich alte Schreibweise der Ortschaft Los, siehe Los (Schweden) Loos ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Adolf Loos (1870–1933),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Loos (surname) — Loos is a surname, and may refer to:In television and film:* Anita Loos, a screen writer and author * Mary Loos, actressIn other fields:* Adolf Loos, an early 20th century Viennese architect * Charles Loos, Belgian jazz pianist and composer *… …   Wikipedia

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