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The Louise Brooks Society needs your help! In its never ending quest to document and archive "all things Brooksie," the LBS needs your assistance in finding reviews, translating articles, locating hard-to-find material, documenting ephemera, and identifying images. The LBS also appreciates any financial contributions you might be able to make. Here's your chance to get involved. And, here's your chance to become a contributing member of the LBS. Some current needs are listed below. More will be added on an ongoing basis. Thank you for taking the time to read this page.
FIND VINTAGE REVIEWS
Help is needed is locating newspaper articles about Louise Brooks, especially vintage reviews of the actress' twenty four films, as well as her appearances with the Denishawn Dance Company. Such material can be found in your local public or university library. Hundreds of articles have already been found. But more await discovery. If you are willing to help find vintage newspaper reviews, follow this link for suggestions on how to get started.
The LBS is always interested in acquiring reviews from smaller American towns, as well as articles and reviews from any European, Asian and Australian cities.
The Louise Brooks Society would appreciate a translation into English of any of the following articles or book excerpts. Translations will be posted on the LBS website with credit given to the translator. Please note: additional articles in need of translation (from the French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Japanese) will be posted in the future. Please check back.
Efimov, N(ikolaj). G. W. Pabst. Moscow: Gos. ob'edinennoe izd-vo "Iskusstvo", 1936.
DO YOU HAVE A COPY?
The Louise Brooks Society needs your help in locating copies of the following hard-to-find articles, books and recordings. As this material is somewhat scarce, photocopies, scans, or digital copies of the original are happily accepted. Thank you for your consideration.
--- would like to obtain a recording (and/or transcript) of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Tuesday Night program which aired on November 30, 1971 and which featured a documentary on Charlie Chaplin (the program was prepared for the CBC by George Pratley)
--- would like to acquire a copy of Richard W. McCormick's "New Women in Crisis: Commodification and Downward Mobility in G.W. Pabst's Büchse der Pandora and Irmgard Kenn's Das kunstseidene Mädchen," a paper presented at the 1996 German Studies Association Conference in Seattle, Washington
--- would like to acquire high resolution scan of the "Mary Louise Brooks" bookplates which were for sale on eBay a few years ago
--- would like to acquire high resolution scans of the Italian, French or German editions of Lulu in Hollywood as well as the Barry Paris biography
CAN YOU HELP FIND?
The LBS is aware of the following articles, but has been unable to obtain copies of them. Can you help? As this material is somewhat difficult to obtain, photocopies or scans are happily accepted.
anonymous "Louise Brooks." De Film, June 22, 1930. (France)
Green, Grace. "And This Is Paris." Screen Play Secrets, July, 1930. (United States)
anonymous. "A carreira de Louise Brooks." CinÚfilo, October 4, 1930. (Portugal)
anonymous. "Louise Brooks." Cinema Illustrazione, April 10, 1935. (Italy)
Genina, Augusto. "Memorie." L'Europeo, November 17, December 4, December 11, 1955. (Italy)
Williams, Jeannie. Rochester Times-Union, August 6, 1979. (United States)
MAKE A DONATION
Donations from fans and other interested individuals help keep the Louise Brooks Society going. (It's not cheap running a large website with a radio station and lots of content.) If you enjoy visiting the LBS, reading vintage articles about Louise Brooks, or browsing the portrait galleries, please consider making a financial contribution. Donations of any amount are accepted. Every little bit helps.
The Louise Brooks Society is the largest and most comprehensive website in the world devoted to any silent film star. It also costs money to operate and develop. The hope is that individuals who enjoy this site will make a small donation to help keep things going. Monthly internet fees, occasional bandwith penalties, subscriptions, and the costs associated with running RadioLulu are just some of the many expenses that go into keeping the LBS on the web. A donation, in any amount, will also help defray the cost of photocopies, postage, research expenses, and the acquisition of vintage memorabilia (which is then posted on the site). Contributions will be used to ensure new material is added on an ongoing basis, and that the LBS continues as the most comprehensive site of its kind. The Louise Brooks Society is a not-for-profit web site. It is also a money losing labor of love. Please consider making a contribution.
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