ANITA LOOS HANDWRITTEN LTR SIGNED, "Anita Loos", on two sides of her embossed personal calling card, 3.5 x 2.25, Apr 27, 1962, by the author of Gentlemen Prefer Blonds. She authored and co-authored many other works of fiction and non-fiction, has many Broadway credits, including Gigi, and her Gentlemen Prefer Blonds twice (1926 & 1949) and over 125 film credits as screenwriter. In full: "Dear Mr. Brock. Thanks so much for the news clipping which I wouldn't have known about otherwise. Best wishes always." One narrow crease, otherwise in fine condition.
Corinne Anita Loos (1889-1981) was a former child actress who became a screenwriter at age 19, contributing to more than 60 silent films. In 1925, she published the novel Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the story of Lorelei Lee, a "dumb blonde" character based on herself, who had a penchant for rich men and diamonds. The book was made into a New York play (1926), a Broadway musical starring Carol Channing (1949) and two films starring Ruth Taylor (1938) and Marilyn Monroe (1953). Loos would continue writing, always a constant magazine contributor and appearing regularly in Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker and worked and played with a who's-who of Broadway and Hollywood for most of her life.