Saturday, July 14, 2012

Unsung of the Screen: Anita Loos (Part Five)

Anita Loos would continue writing throughout the 1960s and 70s. She would write columns for many magazines including Harper's Bazaar, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair. She'd also become an avid party-goer, often seen at movie/theater events, balls, and galas. The older she got, the more she continued to chop years off her age and she would also exaggerate the stories of her life. Some believed that Anita was terribly lonely and often attended parties and other social events to mask her loneliness. 

On August 18, 1981 Anita Loos passed away of natural causes. She was 93 years old. 

It is important that the country and the world does not forget this woman, especially writers and even more especially female writers of books, plays, film, etc. I am very happy to have found out about this woman for myself, especially as an American woman going into the world of Film and screenwriting. She lived a long, amazing life and did amazing things inside and outside of her career. We all must play a part in keeping this woman's name seen, heard, and HONORED more often today.

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