Anita Loos' home is on West 57th Street in New York City. The author, screenwriter and playwright lived in this apartment building for the last 25 years of her life. She had originally moved to New York in 1918 to work for Famous Players-Lasky and continued to use the city as her base of operations until 1932 when Irving Thalberg hired her to work for MGM in Hollywood. She eventually moved back to New York in 1946 to work on the Broadway play 'Happy Birthday.' In 1949 her most famous work, 1925's 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,' was produced as a musical starring Carol Channing and played 740 performances on Broadway. In 1953 it was made into a feature film at Fox starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe. During her years spent here she wrote two memoirs, 'A Girl Like I' in 1966, and 'Kiss Hollywood Goodbye' in 1974. She also wrote a biography of the Talmadge sisters, Constance, Natalie and Norma, called 'The Talmadge Girls,' released in 1978. She passed away here from natural causes in 1981 at the age of 92.