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Anita Loos (1888–1981)

While she is now best known for her book "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," Anita Loos was one of Hollywood's foremost early screenwriters. She began writing screen scenarios for the 'Biograph Company' at an early age (though not 12, as she later claimed), and the first to be produced, The New York Hat (1912), was not only directed by the legendary D.W. ... See full bio »

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 2008/I The Women (1939 screenplay)
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Happy Birthday (1956) ... (writer)
 1955 Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (novel "But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes")
 1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (based on the musical comedy by)
 1952 The Buick Circus Hour (TV Series)
 1945 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (contributor to dialogue - uncredited)
 1942 I Married an Angel (screenplay)
 1941 When Ladies Meet (screenplay)
 1941 They Met in Bombay (screen play)
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust (screen play)
 1940 Susan and God (screen play)
 1940 Strange Cargo (adaptation - uncredited)
 1939 Another Thin Man (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1939 Babes in Arms (uncredited)
 1939 The Women (screen play)
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1937 Saratoga (original story and screen play)
 1936 San Francisco (screen play)
 1936 Riffraff (screen play)
 1934 The Girl from Missouri (original screenplay)
 1934 Social Register (story)
 1934 The Cat and the Fiddle (screenplay contributor - uncredited)
 1933 Hold Your Man (from a story by) / (screen play)
 1933 Midnight Mary (original story)
 1933 The Barbarian (writer)
 1932 Blondie of the Follies (dialogue)
 1932 Red-Headed Woman (screenplay)
 1931 The Struggle (from the screen story by)
 1931 Ex-Bad Boy (story "The Whole Town's Talking")
 1929 The Fall of Eve (story)
 1928 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (novel) / (screenplay) / (titles)
 1927 Stranded (story)
 1926 The Whole Town's Talking (play)
 1925 Learning to Love (screenplay) / (story)
 1923 Dulcy (writer)
 1922 Polly of the Follies (screenplay) / (story)
 1922 Red Hot Romance (screenplay) / (story)
 1921 Woman's Place (story)
 1921 Mama's Affair
 1920 The Branded Woman (adaptation)
 1920 The Perfect Woman (screenplay) / (story)
 1920 Two Weeks (scenario)
 1919 A Virtuous Vamp (scenario)
 1919 The Isle of Conquest (writer)
 1919 A Temperamental Wife (scenario)
 1919 Oh, You Women! (scenario) / (story)
 1919 Getting Mary Married (writer)
 1919 Under the Top (story)
 1918 Good-Bye, Bill (screenplay) / (story "Gosh Darn the Kaiser")
 1918 Come on In (writer)
 1918 Hit-the-Trail Holliday (writer)
 1918 Let's Get a Divorce (writer)
 1917 Down to Earth
 1916 The Americano (scenario - titles)
 1916 The Matrimaniac (screenplay)
 1916 The Wharf Rat (screenplay) / (story)
 1916 American Aristocracy (story)
 1916 A Calico Vampire (Short) (scenario)
 1916 The French Milliner (Short) (scenario)
 1916/I Stranded
 1916 Laundry Liz (Short) (scenario)
 1916 The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (Short) (titles)
 1916 Macbeth (intertitles)
 1916 A Corner in Cotton (story)
 1915 The Fatal Finger Prints (Short)
 1915 The Deacon's Whiskers (Short) (scenario)
 1915 A Ten-Cent Adventure (Short) (scenario)
 1915 Mixed Values (Short) (scenario)
 1915 The Lost House (Short) (scenario)
 1915 A Flurry in Art (Short) (story)
 1914 A Corner in Hats (Short) (story)
 1914 The Sisters (Short) (scenario)
 1914 The Saving Grace (Short) (scenario)
 1914 When the Road Parts (Short)
 1914 For Her Father's Sins (Short)
 1914 Billy's Rival (Short)
 1914 The Million Dollar Bride (Short) (story)
 1914 A Lesson in Mechanics (Short) (scenario)
 1914 Izzy and His Rival (Short)
 1914 The Meal Ticket (Short) (scenario)
 1914 The White Slave Catchers (Short)
 1914 The Deceiver (Short) (scenario)
 1914 The Last Drink of Whiskey (Short)
 1914 Nell's Eugenic Wedding (Short) (story)
 1914 The Road to Plaindale (Short) (scenario)
 1914 The Man in the Couch (Short) (story)
 1914 The Girl in the Shack (Short)
 1914 The Wallflower (Short) (story)
 1914 The Saving Presence (Short) (scenario)
 1914 Nearly a Burglar's Bride (Short) (scenario)
 1914 Some Bull's Daughter (Short) (scenario)
 1914/I The Hunchback (Short)
 1914 Hicksville's Finest (Short) (scenario)
 1914 When a Woman Guides (Short) (scenario)
 1914 The Fatal Dress Suit (Short) (story)
 1914 Gentleman or Thief (Short) (story)
 1914 A Bunch of Flowers (Short)
 1914 The Gangsters of New York (uncredited)
 1913 His Awful Vengeance (Short) (writer)
 1913 The Wedding Gown (Short) (scenario)
 1913 The Suicide Pact (Short) (story)
 1913 Oh, Sammy! (Short) (story)
 1913 Binks' Vacation (Short) (story)
 1913 How the Day Was Saved (Short) (story)
 1913 A Cure for Suffragettes (Short) (story)
 1913 A Fallen Hero (Short) (story)
 1913 His Hoodoo (Short) (scenario) / (story "The Making of a Masher")
 1913 The Lady in Black (Short) (writer)
 1913 The Widow's Kids (Short) (writer)
 1913 Pa Says (Short) (story "The Queen of the Carnival")
 1913 The Mistake (Short) (writer)
 1913 A Narrow Escape (Short) (scenario)
 1913 Highbrow Love (Short) (story)
 1913 The Hicksville Epicure (Short) (story)
 1913 A Horse on Bill (Short) (story)
 1913 The Power of the Camera (Short) (story)
 1913 The Telephone Girl and the Lady (Short) (writer)
 1912 The New York Hat (Short)
 1912 My Baby (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Chéri (1959). Written by Anita Loos. Based on the novels "Chéri" and "The Last of Chéri" by Colette. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Costume Design by Miles White. Lighting Design by Peggy Clark. Assistant to Mr. Smith: Peggy Clark and William Pitkin. Assistant to Mr. White: Ann Roth. Coiffures and wigs designed by Walter ... See more »

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5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 19 Articles | See more »


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[My brother] Clifford would painstakingly correct anyone who mispronounced our name. I never cared what people called me. So I became Miss "Loose," while my brother was always Dr. "Lohse." See more »


Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives." Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 511-512. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998. See more »


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