splash  This page is a jumping-off point to the various annotated bibliographies located on the Louise Brooks Society website. These pages, listed below, reference and help organize the vast amount of material written about the actress. Each of these pages contain links to select citations, and thus also serve as a directory to both vintage and contemporary material about the actress.

Bibliographies are not as dull as you would think. And for a number of reasons, they make for interesting reading. Not only do they reference many rare or little known texts, they also track the showing of Brooks’ films, chart her fame in the 1920s, and reveal a decade-by-decade history of the actress’ growing place in movie history.

Over the years, the LBS has put through hundreds of inter-library loans, scoured every available online database and digital archive, and visited more than three dozen libraries across California and the United States, as well as the Cinémathèque Francaise in Paris. The LBS has also sought out scarce books and even acquired a few roles of microfilm in pursuit of previously unknown material. [A fuller record of the research conducted by the LBS can be found HERE.]

The citations found on these pages date from 1906 to the present, and are updated regularly. Each of the bibliographies are arranged in chronological order. The material cited comes from books, pamphlets, magazines, newspapers, journals, scholarly publications, zines, and websites from around the world. If you know of additional entries, or can provide further information on any of the citations noted on these pages, please contact the Louise Brooks Society. If you would like to help find vintage newspaper reviews, please follow this link for suggestions.


Louise Brooks: A Bibliography
— material from books


Louise Brooks: A Second Bibliography
— selected references from books


Louise Brooks Bibliography – Periodicals (part 1)
— magazine and newspaper articles through 1929

Louise Brooks Bibliography – Periodicals (part 2)
— magazine and newspaper articles 1930 through 1949

Louise Brooks Bibliography – Periodicals (part 3)
— magazine and newspaper articles 1950 through 1979

Louise Brooks Bibliography – Periodicals (part 4)
— magazine and newspaper articles 1980 through 1999

Louise Brooks Bibliography – Periodicals (part 5)
— magazine and newspaper articles since 2000


Other Periodical References (part 1)
— less significant citations from periodicals, through 1929

Other Periodical References (part 2)
— less significant citations from periodicals, 1930 through 1949

Other Periodical References (part 3)
— less significant citations from periodicals, 1950 through 1979

Other Periodical References (part 4)
— less significant citations from periodicals, 1980 through 1999

Other Periodical References (part 5)
— less significant citations from periodicals, since 2000


Louise Brooks, Denishawn Dancer (part 1)
— 1922-1923 tour, a bibliography

Louise Brooks, Denishawn Dancer (part 2)
— 1923-1924 tour, a bibliography

Louise Brooks, Showgirl
— a bibliography

Louise Brooks, Nightclub & Ballroom Dancer
— a bibliography

Louise Brooks: Love, Marriage, Divorce
— a bibliography

The Death of Louise Brooks
— obituaries and tributes


Writings of Louise Brooks
— published & unpublished material

Lulu in Hollywood by Louise Brooks
— bibliography of reviews and articles

Louise Brooks: Portrait of an Anti-Star by Rolland Jaccard
— bibliography of reviews and articles

Louise Brooks by Barry Paris
— bibliography of the biography

Other books about Louise Brooks
— bibliography of reviews and articles

The Louise Brooks Society
— articles about the LBS


Louise Brooks – Vintage Magazine Covers
— image gallery of vintage magazine covers

Louise Brooks – Contemporary Magazine Covers
— image gallery of contemporary magazine covers

Louise Brooks – Catalogs and Programs
— image gallery of contemporary programs and catalogs


Film Source Material
— an annotated checklist

Louise Brooks – Photoplay Editions
— image gallery of vintage books

Louise Brooks – Book Covers
— image gallery of vintage & contemporary books