Anita Loos was born April 26, 1888 – died August 18, 1981.  Loos was an acclaimed American screenwriter, playwright and author. On pronouncing her name, “The family has always used the correct French pronunciation which is lohse. However, I myself pronounce my name as if it were spelled luce, since most people pronounce it that way and it was too much trouble to correct them.” Always a constant magazine contributor and appearing regularly in Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker, Loos began a volume of memoirs, A Girl Like I, which would be published in September 1966. Her 1972 book Twice Over Lightly: New York Then and Now was written in collaboration with friend and actress Helen Hayes. Kiss Hollywood Goodbye (1974) was another Hollywood memoir, this time about the MGM years and would be very successful. Her book The Talmadge Girls (1978) is about the actress sisters Constance Talmadge and Norma Talmadge. Loos once commented, “I’ve had my best times when trailing a Mainbocher evening gown across a sawdust floor. I’ve always loved high style in low company.” Anita Loos died in New York City at the age of 93 from natural causes.


Original Anita Loos Autograph, hand signed on a Hotel Eysee 60 East 54th Street New York City Card. Approx. size of card 3 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches. Written: Anita Loos Mar. 16, 1938. Regular Price – $ 195.00 / Sale Price – $ 74.95.

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