Louise Brooks Society

A blog focusing on the life and times of the American actress Louise Brooks, as well as silent film, the Jazz Age and other related topics.

URL: http://louisebrookssociety.blogspot.com/

Added: Feb 22, 2018

Owner: LouiseBrooksSociety

Tags: silent film, louise brooks, jazz age, 1920s, movies, hollywood, 1930s

Recent Posts

  • The Ukraine, Louise Brooks, Pandora's Box

    I have learned a lot watching the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump on television, least of which is the pronunciation of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. It is pronounced Keeeve, not Key-ev.In the course of my ongoing research into the world-wide presentation of Brooks' films, I have found...

  • Louise Brooks at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1977 and 1980

    I concluded my previous post concerning a book about avant-garde women of the 1920s by posting a picture of Herbert Bayer's extraordinary 1929 photomontage, "Profil en face." I thought it appropriate to show the use of Louise Brooks' image within modernism, specially the work of an artist...

  • Louise Brooks and Women of the 1920s: Style, Glamour, and the Avant-Garde

    I finally got a copy of a recently published book, Women of the 1920s: Style, Glamour, and the Avant-Garde by Thomas Bleitner. This 176 page book, which was published in September in the United States by Abbeville, looks at the lives of seventeen influential women of the Jazz Age including Louise...

  • Edgar Blue Washington - an African American in a Louise Brooks film

    To mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let's look at the career of one of the few African Americans to appear in a Louise Brooks film.African-Americans, in bit parts, can be found in The Street of Forgotten Men (1925), American Venus (1926), Canary Murder Case (1929), and King of Gamblers (1937). The...

  • Fantagraphics releases volume 5 of Louise Brooks inspired Valentina comix

    Fantagraphics, one of the leading publishers of comix and graphic novels in the world, has announced the release of volume 5 in its ongoing publication of the complete Valentina, by Italian artist Guido Crepax. This 450 page hardcover book retails for $85.00. More information about the book can be...


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