Books: The Old Recipe

A MOUSE Is BORN (214 pp.)—Anita Loos—Doubleday ($2.50).

Lorelei Lee is one tart that never seems to go stale. Her crust is as crisp in a Broadway musical today as it was in 1925, when Anita Loos composed her memoirs of a floozy, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Now Author Loos has tried the old recipe again.

Effie Huntriss, "Hollywood's Chief Exponint of Sex," takes to childbed nine months before the event—the studio can't be too careful with such a property. To pass the time, Effie writes her autobiography: how a sweet, simple girl of 16 walked straight off the streets of Kansas City on...

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