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lulu  This page presents an annotated, worldwide bibliography of reviews, articles and other published material related to the 1926 film The American Venus. This American film includes Louise Brooks in the role of Miss Bayport. Around the world, this film was exhibited or written about under other titles including Venus Americana (Brazil); La Venus Americana (Chile); Venuše Americana (Czechoslovakia); Den amerikanske venus (Denmark); The Modern Venus (England); Vénus moderne (France); Vénus américaine (France); Die Schönste Frau der Staaten (Germany); Il trionfo di Venere (Italy); Trionfo di Venere (Italy); La Venus americana (Mexico); Amerykan'ska Wenus (Poland); La Venus americana (Spain); and Venus på amerikanska (Sweden).

This page is a work in progress. The intention of this bibliography is to be as comprehensive as possible; most citations represent a substantial review or article. Shorter, capsule reviews - usually a paragraph or two in length - are so noted. Entries are arranged chronologically. Critical commentary regarding Brooks, or the film as a whole (excerpted from the material cited), are offered as annotations. Some citations are linked to the material cited. (Some links reside on the Louise Brooks Society website, while others exist elsewhere on the internet.) An * indicates that a copy of this citation is held in the archives of the LBS. If you know of additional citations, or can provide further information on the entries noted on this page, please contact the Louise Brooks Society via . If you would like to help find vintage newspaper reviews, please follow this link. This bibliography has been compiled by Thomas Gladysz, and was last updated in June 2006.

The American Venus
released January 25, 1926

anonymous. "Screen Fame Awaits Atlantic City Beauty." Duluth News Tribune, August 9, 1925. (United States) *
--- related article in Duluth, Minnesota newspaper

anonymous. "Beauty Pageant Showing At Stanley Theatres." Wilmington Morning News, September 14, 1925. (United States) *
--- brief article about related documentary film in Wilmington, Delaware newspaper

anonymous. "California's Beauty Striking Out for Movies." Riverside Daily Press, September 18, 1925. (United States) *
--- related article in Riverside, California newspaper

United Press. "New Miss America Goes to the Movies." Stevens Point Daily Journal , September 19, 1925. (United States) *
--- brief, syndicated article in Stevens Point, Wisconsin newspaper

anonymous. "Fay Lanphier, Winner of Atlantic City Prize, to Star in American Venus." Lincoln Star, September 27, 1925. (United States) *
--- syndicated article in Lincoln, Nebraska newspaper

anonymous "What the Picture Shows Will Show." Dallas Morning News, October 4, 1925. (United States) *
--- "Fay Lamphier, who won the title of Miss America at Atlantic City, will have the title role in Paramount's American Venus." - film is mentioned in column in Dallas, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "Gleanings of the Screen." New York Times, October 4, 1925. (United States) *
--- brief mention of Brooks in film column in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "With the Film Folk." Syracuse Herald, October 18, 1925. (United States) *
--- brief mention of Brooks and the film in column in Syracuse, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Act in Same Picture Meet After 8 Weeks." Sunday Times-Signal, November 15, 1925. (United States) *
--- brief, syndicated article in Zanesville, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus." Exhibitor's Herald, November 21, 1925. (United States) *
--- commentary on the film

anonymous. "Fay Lanphier to Star in Matinee." Oakland Tribune, December 9, 1925. (United States) *
--- artilce about advance screening in Oakland, California newspaper

anonymous. "Una Escena de 'La Venus Americana." Heraldo de Mexico, December 12, 1925. (Mexico) *
-- brief article in Mexico City newspaper

"On With the Dance." Los Angeles Times, December 27, 1925. (United States) *
--- includes a captioned scene still in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus." Film Progress, January, 1926. (United States) *
--- capsule review in film journal

anonymous. "El Microfono y la Pelicula La Venus Americana." Por esos mundos, January 3, 1926. (Spain) *
--- short article in Madrid magazine

anonymous. "On Cincinnati Screens." Cincinnati Enquirer, January 10, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Cincinnati, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "In Filmland." Philadelphia Inquirer, January 10, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "At the Granby." Virginian-Pilot and the Norfolk Landmark, January 10, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Norfolk, Virgina newspaper

anonymous. "Miss America at the Stanley." Atlantic City Daily Press, January 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Atlantic City, New Jersey newspaper

anonymous. "Photoplay Reviews." Cincinnati Enquirer, January 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Aside from the rich background and the display of feminine charms, The American Venus has but little to recommend it. Although there are a few amusing incidents in the plot, the production is chiefly eye entertainment, and as such becomes a trifle wearisome." - review in Cincinnati, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Granada Shows Fay Lanphier in Leading Role." San Francisco Chronicle, January 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Some of the others in the cast are Ford Sterling . . . Ernest Torrence, Louise Brooks and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. The section of the picture dealing with the beauty contest is done in colors which gives it a splendor that plain black and white could not impart." - article in San Francisco, California newspaper

Bennett, Buford Gordon. "Pretty Girls in American Venus." San Francisco Examiner, January 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in San Francisco, California newspaper

Craig, Betty. "Laugh Month Hits Movie Row; Plenty of Comedy is on Tap." Denver Post, January 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Denver, Colorado newspaper

Eddy, Elford. " 'Armed' Venus Makes Brave Showing at Granada." San Francisco Call and Post, January 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- "This Paramount production is extremely clever, in spots." - review in San Francisco, California newspaper

Gillaspey, A. F. "Tribute Paid Beauty in New Screen Play." San Francisco Bulletin, January 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Homage is paid the beauty of this country in the motion picture feature The American Venus . . . ." - review in San Francisco, California newspaper

Swint, Curran D. "Warfield, St. Francis, Granada Have Pleasing Programs." San Francisco News, January 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The supporting cast is good." - review in San Francisco, California newspaper

W., M. "Story About Nation's Beauties at the Atlantic City Pageant." Toledo Times, January 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Toledo, Ohio newspaper

Exhibitor's Review
magazine cover
Exhibitor's Trade Review
January 2, 1926

anonymous. "American Venus Stanley Feature." Philadelphia Inquirer, January 12, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Most of the picture is done in technicolor and the fashion scenes are beautiful." - review in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "Beauteous Girls on Stanley Screen." Philadelphia Record, January 12, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "Olympic - The American Venus." Pittsburgh Chronicle Telegraph, January 12, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania newspaper

author unknown. Philadelphia Bulletin, January 12?, 1926. (United States)
--- "Gorgeous costuming and magnificent scenery are the outstanding features of The American Venus." - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "New Films Being Shown on Local Screens This Week." Philadelphia Public Ledger, January 12, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Some of the color photography is interesting." - review in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania newspaper

anonymous. "Premier of American Venus for Charity." The Exhibitor, January 15, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in trade journal

anonymous. "At the Theaters." Manchester Union, January 16, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief article in Manchester, New Hampshire newspaper

anonymous. "Pre-release Reviews of Features." Motion Picture News, January 16, 1926. (United States) *
--- "There is a story, of course, but the least said about it the better." - review in trade journal

anonymous. "Beauty Pageant and a Real Plot New Combination in The American Venus." Sandusky Star-Journal, January 16, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Sandusky, Ohio newspaper

"Glorious Gowns to Be Worn by American Venuses This Week." Boston Post, January 17, 1926. (United States) *
--- large captioned photograph in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus Comes to Empire." San Antonio Express, January 17, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in San Antonio, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "Noted Cast is Found in Colonial Picture." Dayton Journal, January 18, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Dayton, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Olympic Theater." Jewish Criterion, January 18, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania publication

anonymous. "Crowds View Fay In American's Film." Oakland Post-Enquirer, January 18, 1926. (United States) *
--- short article in Oakland, California newspaper

anonymous. "At the Movies This Week." San Antonio Express, January 18, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in San Antonio, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "Fay Lanphier Big Feature at Garden Theatre." San Mateo Times, January 18, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in San Mateo, California newspaper

C., M. M. "Wuxtry! Wuxtry!." Columbus Dispatch, January 18, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief review in Columbus, Ohio newspaper

McNulty, John. "Grand." Columbus Citizen, January 18, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Columbus, Ohio newspaper

R., C. J. "Grand." Ohio State Journal, January 18, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Columbus, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Beauty Show Features." Canton Repository, January 19, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Canton, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Fay Lanphier Makes Big Hit Garden Theatre." San Mateo Times, January 19, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, the beauteous dancer from the Ziegfeld Follies, and W.T Benda, the internationally known artist, are also prominent in the picture." - article in San Mateo, California newspaper

anonymous. "American Venus at Metropolitan." Boston Globe, January 19, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

F., A. "American Venus at Metropolitan." Boston Herald, January 19, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The scenes made at Atlantic City and during the prologue are artistically done in Technicolor. Comedy relief in abundance is furnished by a wild automobile chase replete with giggles and thrills. The picture on the whole is entertaining." - Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

Hillman, Gordon. "American Venus Unusually Good Comedy Drama." Boston Daily Advertiser, January 18, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

Soanes, Wood. "Ad Libbing on First Nights." Oakland Tribune, January 18, 1926. (United States) *
--- "It makes pleasing but uneventful entertainment and adds no particular glory to Miss Lanphier." - review in Oakland, California newspaper

author unknown. Boston Globe, January 20?, 1926. (United States)
--- "It is written around the great Atlantic City beauty pageant, and while the plot isn't much, the gorgeously colored scenes of the radiant beauty contestants are quite enough to make one forget the inadequate story." - Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

B., D. W. "Films of the Week." Boston Evening Transcript, January 20, 1926. (United States) *
--- " . . . unmitigated ballyhoo, press agent's puffery of the least mistakable sort, a kind of bench-made boob-catcher, dedicated to the reader of tabloid dailies." - review in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

anonymous. "State - American Venus." Trenton Times, January 21, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Trenton, New Jersey newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus at Liberty Tomorrow." San Jose Evening News, January 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Consider Louise Brooks. Here is a Ziegfeld Follies girl who brings to the screen a rare type of beauty and a warm personality." - article in San Jose, California newspaper

Allen, Kelcey. "Next Week on the Screen." Women's Wear Daily, January 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- short article

anonymous. "The American Venus Howard Theater Film." Atlanta Constitution, January 24, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Atlanta, Georgia newspaper

anonymous. "Miss America." Lima News, January 24, 1926. (United States) *
-- article in Lima, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Victory Offering American Venus." Salt Lake Tribune, January 24, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Salt Lake City, Utah newspaper

anonymous. "Girl Show Will Be Big Feature at the Liberty." San Jose Mercury Herald, January 24, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Consider Louise Brooks. Here is a Ziegfeld Follies girl who brings to the screen a rare type of beauty and a warm personality." - article in San Jose, California newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus Is Rialto Offering." Sunday Gazette and Telegraph, January 24, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Colorado Springs, Colorado newspaper

J., L. D. "At the Des Moines." Des Moines Register, January 25, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Des Moines, Iowa newspaper

anonymous. "American Venus Last Word in Splendor at Palace." Evening Reporter, January 25, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Lebanon, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "Famous Players' Part in Choosing Venus." New York Telegram, January 25, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Bathing Beauties at Victory." Salt Lake Telegram, January 25, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Salt Lake City, Utah newspaper

Collier, Bert. "Venus Pleases at Howard." Atlanta Georgian, January 26, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Atlanta, Georgia newspaper

Evans, Delight. "The American Venus Glorifies Youth and Beauty at the Rivoli." Morning Telegraph, January 25, 1926. (United States) *
--- " . . . and Fay Lanphier becomes 'Miss America.' This modern deMilo is a pleasant girl who is pretty but doesn't act that way. A recruit from the musical comedy stage, Louise Brooks, who plays a runner-up, is pert, pretty and promising." - review in New York City newspaper (review repeated in January 31st edition)

The Moviegoer. "Picture Plays and Players." New York Sun, January 25, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Outside of one or two amusing scenes devised by the director - in which Ford Sterling, Louise Brooks, Edna May Oliver and Lawrence Gray assist ably - the main novelty of The American Venus is the sequence in color." - review in New York City newspaper

Underhill, Harriette. "On the Screen." New York Herald Tribune, January 25, 1926. (United States) *
--- " . . . a charming comedy with some scenes in technicolor which delight the eye. Louise Brooks plays Miss Bayport, and she furnishes a great deal of perfectly legitimate comedy by inadvertantly being caught in the apartment of Hugo Niles and his wife, who arrives unexpectedly." - review in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus." Lewistown Sentinel, January 26, 1926.* (United States)
--- review in Lewistown, Pennsylvania newspaper

Denny, Donald. "American Venus Features Howard Theater Program." Atlanta Constitution, January 26, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Atlanta, Georgia newspaper

Dickstein, Martin. "The Cinema Circuit." Brooklyn Daily Eagle, January 26, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

Hall, Mordaunt. "The Beauty Show." New York Times, January 26, 1926. (United States) *
--- " . . . an elaborate production, with a hit or miss story. Some of the photographic skill in the colored sequences is most ingenious." - review in New York City newspaper

Martin, Quinn. "The New Films." The World, January 26, 1926. (United States) *
--- "It presents a raw and effortful desire to photograph scantily attired women without any sensible or appreciable tendency to tell a reasonably alive or plausible story. Any nervous high school boy might have done the plot and there isn't a director in captivity who could not have told the cameraman when and where and how to shoot. . . . I do believe that Louise Brooks, who appears as Miss Bayport, is better looking than any of the other brunettes now acting in films." - review in New York City newspaper

O., J. C. "The New Films." Brooklyn Daily Times, January 26, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

R, E. "New Conductor Wins Approval at Howard." Alanta Journal, January 26, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief review in Atlanta, Georgia newspaper

Smith, Palmer. New York Evening World, January 26?, 1926. (United States)
--- "Some of the stills would do nicely for lobby displays in a burlesque house." - review in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "New Photoplays." New York Post, January 27, 1926. (United States) *
--- " . . . a somewhat bewildering mixture of slapstick comedy, homely sentiment, gaudy spectacle, and scantily clad bathing beauties." - review in New York City newspaper

author unknown. New York American, January 27?, 1926. (United States)
--- "Is long. Probably it had to be in order to full justice to both beauty and comedy, and since the bathing beauties are the picture's great drawing card." - review in New York City newspaper

author unknown. New York Graphic, January 27?, 1926. (United States)
--- " . . . we never saw so many pretty girls gathered together in one film." - review in New York City newspaper

Exhibitor's Review
magazine cover
Exhibitor's Review
February 6, 1926

Herzog, Dorothy. "The American Venus." Daily Mirror, January 27, 1926. (United States) *
--- "A newcomer in Louise Brooks makes her screen debut. Louise plays a hard-hearted gold-digger type realistically." - review in New York City newspaper

Harpman, Julie. "American Venus Has Small Plot - But Also Few Clothes." Daily News, January 27, 1926. (United States) *
--- Brooks is listed as appearing as Miss Bayport in review in New York City newspaper

Pelswick, Rose. "New Pictures on Broadway." New York Evening Journal, January 27, 1926. (United States) *
--- "It's good entertainment, and the bevy of bathing beauties includes Louise Brooks, who has a distinct screen personality." - review in New York City newspaper

Sisk. "House Reviews: Rivoli." Variety, January 27, 1926. (United States) *
--- commentary on opening night, including stage appearances; "It is fair in spots and has lots of Technicolor scenes, not always good. Another thing is that more nudity than has been attempted before is shown - something which will probably set some of the church folks on their ear and almost rightly so, for this nude stuff will bring censorship faster than anything else." - review in trade journal

Sisk. "The American Venus." Variety, January 27, 1926. (United States) *
--- "It may give some of the old boys a kick, and then again it may not." - review in trade journal

anonymous. "Venus Film Coming Monday to Opera House." Bangor Daily Commercial, January 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Bangor, Maine newspaper

anonymous. "American Venus Appears in Film." Helena Indepenedent, January 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Helena, Montana newspaper

anonymous. "American Venus Grade-A Picture." Manitoba Free Press, January 30, 1926. (Canada) *
--- article in Winnepig, Manitoba newspaper

anonymous. "Quick Stuff on Pictures for Busy Showman." Motion Pictures Today, January 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- capsule review in trade journal

anonymous. "Pictures Playing Atlanta This Week." Weekly Film Review, January 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- review; " . . . a delightful surprise." - Atlanta, Georgia trade journal

Goldberg, Peggy. "The American Venus." Exhibitors Trade Review, January 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The scantiness of the girl's attire, though by no means vulgar, will undoubtedly offend the bigoted." - review in trade journal

Harrison, P. S. "The American Venus - with Esther Ralston, Lawrence Gray and Ford Sterling." Harrison's Reports, January 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The only striking feature about it is the technicolor scenes; they are extremely beautiful. But some of them will, no doubt, prove offensive to church going people, particularly in the small communities, because of the fact that women's legs, backs, sides and abdomens as low as below the navel, are shown aplenty. Women in tights have been shown in his pictures by Mack Sennett, but he has never been so "raw"; at least he had the girls wear brassieres, whereas Jesse Lasky has his girls wear nothing under the bathing suits, with the result that the women's outlines of their breasts are clearly seen. In places there isn’t even the thin cloth of the bathing suit to cover the flesh." - short review in trade publication

S., T. "The Current Cinema." New Yorker, January 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Mr. Robert Benchley, the screen announced, wrote the subtitles for the cinema goodie." - short review in magazine

anonymous. "Famous American Beauty to Appear in American Venus for Feature At Rialto Half." Charleston Gazette, January 31, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Charleston, West Virginia newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus." Film Daily, January 31, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Plenty to catch the eye with pretty girls, fashion show, scenes in color, a cute romance and some comedy helping the entertainment along." capsule review in trade journal

anonymous. "New Week's Attractions." Tulsa Daily World, January 31, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Tulsa, Oklahoma newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus to Play at Majestic Here." Tulsa Tribune, January 31, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Tulsa, Oklahoma newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus Is at the Missouri; Black Bird at Loew's." St. Louis Globe-Democrat, January 31, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in St. Louis, Missouri newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus." Wichita Beacon, January 31, 1926. (United States) *
--- near full page of text and pictures; "Louise Brooks, a diminutive brunette charmer from the Ziegfeld Follies." - Brooks also appears on the
cover of the The Town Crier, the newspaper's Sunday magazine section; Wichita, Kansas newspaper

Hall, Mordaunt. "Frivolous Photoplays." New York Times, January 31, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

"Venus in Finery." Motion Picture, February, 1926. (United States) *
--- full page of fashion pictures with descriptive captions in movie magazine

Weller, Samuel M. "The American Venus." Movie Monthly, February, 1926. (United States) *
--- illustrated fictionalization of the story of the film

anonymous. "American Venus Film of Beauty, Youth and Color." Bangor Daily Commercial, February 1, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Bangor, Maine newspaper

anonymous. "American Venus , Music and Gift Parfum, at the Opera House." Bangor Daily News, February 1, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Bangor, Maine newspaper

anonymous. "The Orpheum." Daily Courier, February 1, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Connellsville, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "A Chance for American Venuses." The Exhibitor, February 1, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in trade journal

anonymous. "Best Pictures." Manitoba Free Press, February 1, 1926. (Canada) *
--- short review in Winnipeg, Manitoba newspaper

Nie. "New Films" St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 1, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief review in St. Louis, Missouri newspaper

anonymous. "American Venus and News Reel Strand Attractions." Albany Evening News, February 2, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Albany, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Amusements." Altoona Tribune, February 2, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Altoona, Pennslyvania newspaper

anonymous. "Venus Film Is Last Word in Splendor." Bangor Daily Commercial, February 2, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Bangor, Maine newspaper

anonymous. "At the Regent." Battle Creek Enquirer and Evening News, February 2, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Battle Creek, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Strand Theatre." Evening Bulletin, February 2, 1926. (United States) *
--- short review in Providence, Rhode Island newspaper

anonymous. "Passed in Review At City's Theaters." Providence Journal, February 2, 1926. (United States) *
--- "There is an absorbing plot and the elaborate settings, tableaux and fashion shows heighten its interest and appear to have important bearing upon its development." - review in Providence, Rhode Island newspaper

anonymous. "Miss America Is Glad She Avoided College." The Crimson, February 2, 1926. (United States) *
--- related article in Harvard University student newspaper

anonymous. "Strand." Times-Union, February 2, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief write-up in Albany, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Musical Comedy, Drama and Motion Pictures." Musical Courier, February 4, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief review of New York City screening and accompanying stage attraction

Egan, Pete. "House Manager of Capitol Sees American Venus." Calgary Daily Herald, February 4, 1926. (Canada) *
--- review in Calgary, Alberta newspaper

anonymous. "Stage - Music - Photoplay." Detroit Saturday Night, February 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- short write-up in weekly Detroit, Michigan entertainment newspaper

anonymous. "At The Theaters." Topeka Daily State Journal, February 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- "One of the most widely known and eagerly awaited screen productions . . . . Others in the cast include Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Louise Brooks, Edna May Oliver and many more favorites." - article in Topeka, Kansas newspaper

Sargent, Epes W. " 'Miss America' Featured in Pleasing Film of Great Beauty That Looks Like Big Winner." Moving Picture World, February 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- " . . . an entertainment of sumptuous beauty, good comedy and thrilling action that should prove a winner, for it has 'everything' and then some." - review in trade journal

anonymous. "How Fay Lanphier Was Chosen 'Miss America' And 'American Venus'." Knoxville Journal, February 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Knoxville, Tennessee newspaper

anonymous. "Figure Fame Fosters Film Fortune, Too." Los Angeles Examiner, February 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- article (largely about Fay Lanphier) in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "American Venus to be on View at Opera House." Mansfield News, February 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Mansfield, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. " 'Miss America' Shows Atlantic City Poses in The American Venus." Portland Oregonian, February 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- illustrated article in Portland, Oregon newspaper

anonymous. "Fay Lanphier is in Picture." Santa Barbara Morning Press, February 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, a diminutive brunette charmer . . . " - article in Santa Barbara, California newspaper

anonymous. "Seek Norfolk Rival For American Venus." Virginian-Pilot and the Norfolk Landmark, February 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Norfolk, Virginia newspaper

anonymous. "Arcadia." Wilmington Morning News, February 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- "attracts crowds" - brief review in Wilmington, Delaware newspaper

Boyd, Leonard. "American Venus Proves Restful to Tired Optics." Los Angeles Examiner, February 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Los Angeles, California newspaper

Heffernan, Harold. "The New Movies in Review." Detroit News, February 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- " . . . and Louise Brooks, the latter a black-haired boyish-bobbed entry who cuts quite a figure in the parade." - review in Detroit, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Miss Lanphier in Film at Capitol." Chronicle-Telegram, February 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- short review in Elyria, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Film Fare for the Week." Kansas City Times, February 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Then, as though that were not beauty enough for one picture, the director offers also Miss Louise Brooks, and many 'shots' taken at Atlantic City." - review in Kansas City, Missouri newspaper

anonymous. "Miss America Is At Metropolitan in Fashion Film." Los Angeles Daily Illustrated News, February 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "The Theaters." Los Angeles Examiner, February 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "New Pictures." Time, February 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Fay Lanphier, the girl who won that national beauty contest last summer, is in a film about beauty contests. No doubt thousands will flock to see her. They will find Miss Lanphier inefficient and The American Venus cheap." - capsule review in magazine

anonymous. "Offerings at the Local Theaters." Washington Post, February 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- " . . . a highly enjoyable picture and of such a nature as to interest every one." - Washington D.C. newspaper

anonymous. "Columbia - The American Venus." Washington Star, February 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Some beautiful photography and some beautiful girtls are the outstanding achievements of this first advertised effort to go in for glorification of the American Girl, a process hitherto seemingly copyrighted by the prominent Mr. Ziegfeld." - Washington D.C. newspaper

author unknown. Los Angeles Express, February 8?, 1926. (United States)
--- "Seldom has such a dazzling array of pultritude been seen in pictures." - Los Angeles, California newspaper

author unknown. Los Angeles Times, February ?, 1926. (United States)
--- "It contains so many pretty girls per foot that Ziegfeld will probably turn green with envy when he sees it." - Los Angeles, California newspaper

Dale, Virginia. "Fay Lanphier Is Star in Picture of Prize Curves." Chicago Daily Journal, February 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Chicago, Illinois newspaper

Joseph, John. "Pretty Girls by the Gross." Chicago Herald and Examiner, February 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Chicago, Illinois newspaper

Marcotte, Roy. "Reel Players." Detroit Free Press, February 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Detroit, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Park." Cleveland Press, February 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- very brief review in Cleveland, Ohio newspaper

author unknown. Cleveland News, February 8?, 1926. (United States)
--- "The drama is essentially of the one-piece bathing suit variety, yet Ford Sterling provides more than a few merry moments." - Cleveland, Ohio newspaper

M., W. W. "The American Vvenus. Park and Cameo." Cleveland Plain Dealer, February 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- author is W. Ward Marsh; "The story is pretty amusing. . . . Pretty good entertainment. Yes, indeed, good enough to be recommended." - review in Cleveland, Ohio newspaper

Price, Guy. "Theaters." Los Angeles Evening Herald, February 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The most notable scenes are the fashion show and tableaux, which are filmed in color. Included in the cast are William B. Mack, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Ernest Torrence . . . and Louise Brooks." - Los Angeles, California newspaper

Reel, Rob. "Good Comedies on Chicago, McVickers Screens." Chicago Evening American, February 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Its color scenes are the finest we've ever had the pleasure of viewing, proving doubtless that color work is at last out of the experimental stages. . . more feminine pulchritude than has passed these optics since the bathing season closed." - review in Chicago, Illinois newspaper

Richardson, Charles J. "American Venus Different." Detroit Times, February 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, the former Follies chorine, makes her film debut in the production and does well in a small role. This Miss Brooks just now is the patron saint of all chorus girls seeking admittance into the sacred ranks of screen players." - review in Detroit, Michigan newspaper

S., H. "Beach Nymphs Flit Through Venus." Washington Times, February 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Washington D.C. newspaper

Starr, Jimmy. "Venus, a Light Comedy Opera of Beauty Pageants." Los Angeles Record, February 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- "With the aid of novel and trick camera stunts, the age old fashion parade is changed into something that even the male eye will linger on. . . . Othwers in the cast who did exceptionally fine work include Edna May Oliver, Kenneth MacKenna, Louise Brooks, William B. Mack and Fay Lanphier." - review in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus is Silent Musical Comedy." Mansfield News, February 9, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Mansfield, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "One Day Left in Venus Contest." New Orleans States, February 9, 1926. (United States) *
--- realted article in New Orleans, Louisiana newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus is Beauty Pageant: Attracts Crowds." Wilmington Morning News, February 9, 1926. (United States) *
--- capsule review in Wilmington, Delaware newspaper

Bray, R. I. "American Venus Clever Photoplay." Washington Herald, February 9, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Many of the tinted scenes of the fashion review were very daring in their exposure of the Atlantic City bathing girls. Once scene especially drew forth gasps from the audience; whether from shock or admiration, we cannot say." - review in Washington D.C. newspaper

E., A. W. "Films." Santa Barbara Morning Press, February 9, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Santa Barbara, California newspaper

K., K. T. "Asbestos." New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 9, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in New Orleans, Louisiana newspaper

Owens, D. M. "American Venus is Gorgeous Picture." Knoxville Journal, February 9, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Knoxville, Tennessee newspaper

Tinee, Mae. "Bathing Beauties or Trick Dog - Your Choice Offered." Chicago Tribune, February 9, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The story isn't a world heater, but it's an interesting little yarn so well directed and beautifully boxed that it will sell anywhere. . . . The film doesn't drag a minute." - Chicago, Illinois newspaper

Sandburg, Carl. "Motion Pictures." Chicago Daily News, February 9, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The tricks of the magician, who produces an amazing array of gowns worn by picked mannequins, employs the motion picture technique at what it can do most skillfully. Esther Ralston and Fay Lanphier are the feminine talent, also Edna Oliver and Louise Brooks." - review in Chicago, Illinois newspaper [ reprinted in The Movies Are (Chicago: Lake Claremont Press, 2000) ]

anonymous. "Amusements." New Orleans States, February 10, 1926. (United States) *
--- short review in New Orleans, Louisiana newspaper

anonymous. "Fay Lanphier in The American Venus." Modesto News-Herald, February 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, the beauteous dancer from the Ziegfeld Follies, and W. T. Benda, the internationally known artist, are also prominent in the picture." - preview article in Modesto, California newspaper

anonymous. "Capitol Film Richly Staged." Sacramento Union, February 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- "And yet, with all these gorgeous trimmings, the zippy, thrill-filled story of the picture holds the interest with its perpetual motion, exciting situations and ceaseless laughter." Sacramento, California newspaper

anonymous. "Cast of American Venus, Prize Beauties." Modesto News-Herald, February 12, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The women's side of this spectacular story by Townsend Martin is acted by Esther Ralston, the fetching blonde screen star; Louise Brooks, a diminutive brunette charmer from Ziegfeld's Follies; and Fay Lanphier, who was designated the most beautiful girl in America at the Atlantic City bathing beauty contest and was awarded the title of 'Miss America'." - preview article in Modesto, California newspaper

anonymous. "American Venus Comes for 3 Days." Berkeley Daily Gazzette, February 13, 1926. (United States) *
--- short preview article; Berkeley, California newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks, Latest Find, Entered Movies as Dancer." Hamilton Daily News, February 13, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Hamilton, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Movies on View This Week." Indianapolis Star, February 13, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Indianapolis, Indiana newspaper

anonymous. "American Venus Has Display of Feminine Beauty." Lansing Capital News, February 13, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, a diminutive charmer from Ziegfeld's Follies." - article in Lansing, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Beauty-Comedy Special On Strand Program Sun." Lansing State Journal, February 13, 1926. (United States) *
---article in Lansing, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "American Venus Pleases at Strand." Modesto News-Herald, February 13, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Modesto, California newspaper

anonymous. "American Venus at The Imperial." Charlotte News, February 14, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Charlotte, North Carolina newspaper

anonymous. "American Venus is Coming to Imperial." Charlotte Observer, February 14, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Charlotte, North Carolina newspaper

anonymous. "The New Pictures." Indianapolis Star, February 14, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Indianapolis, Indiana newspaper

anonymous. "Miss America on State Film; Diving Venus on Stage." Reading Eagle, February 14, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Reading, Pennslyvania newspaper

anonymous. "American Venus at California For Four Days." Santa Monica Evening Outlook, February 14, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Santa Monica, California newspaper

Watson, Morris. "The New Movies." Omaha World Herald, February 14, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Omaha, Nebraska newspaper

anonymous. "Miss America at California." Daily Californian, February 15, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief article; University of California, Berkeley student newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus." Evening Day, February 15, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in New London, Connecticut newspaper

anonymous. "As the Reviewer Sees Them." Indianapolis News, February 15, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Indianapolis, Indiana newspaper

anonymous. "Liberty Picture Proves Feast For Eyes." Oregon State Journal, February 15, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Portland, Oregon newspaper

anonymous. "Girls and Gowns Dominate Strand." Pasadena Star-News, February 15, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, a diminutive brunette charmer from Ziegfeld's Follies." - review in Pasadena, California newspaper

anonymous. "Fay Lanphier in American Venus Comes to the State." Reading Times, February 15, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Reading, Pennslyvannia newspaper

Hickman, Walter D. "Well, Well, Well, At Last We Have It." Indianapolis Times, February 15, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Indianapolis, Indiana newspaper

R., M. E. "Pleasing Variety and Photoplay at Keith's." Grand Rapids Press, February 15, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief review in Grand Rapids, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Theatere." Asbury Park Evening Press, February 16, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Asbury Park, New Jersey newspaper

anonymous. "Venus Film Is One of Splendor." Binghamton Press, February 16, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Binghamton, New York newspaper

anonymous. "The Screen." Chico Daily Enterprise, February 16, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief article in Chico, California newspaper

anonymous. "Venus Has Plot, Lots of Beauty." Lansing Capital News, February 16, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Lansing, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Notable Film at California Show." Venice Evening Vanguard, February 16, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Venice, California newspaper

anonymous. "Moving Picture News." Portland Oregonian, February 18, 1926. (United States) *
--- "It's good entertainment." - Portland, Oregon newspaper

Sherwood, Robert E. "The Silent Drama." Life, February 18, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The American Venus is to cinematographic art what the tabloid newspaper is to journalism."

anonymous. "Strand Presents Dazzling Picture All Next Week." Cedar Rapids Tribune, February 19, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Cedar Rapids, Iowa newspaper

anonymous. "Amusements." Portland Evening Express, February 19, 1926. (United States) *
--- short article in Portland, Maine newspaper

anonymous. "Beauty Array at Alexander." Glendale Daily Press, February 20, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Glendale, California newspaper

anonymous. "Miss America to Appear Here on Majestic Screen." Austin American-Statesman, February 21, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Austin, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "At the Theatres." San Diego Union, February 21, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in San Diego, California newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus At California Tonight." Salinas Daily Index, February 21, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Salinas, California newspaper

Steinel, Arthur G. "Wet Pictures Found On Damp Night At Theaters." Daily Oklahoman, February 21, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The American Venus, at the Criterion, leaked pulchritude, gowns, and the Atlantic City beauty contest. . . . Ford Sterling made the little to be made out of the maiden, The American Venus." - capsule review in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma newspaper

anonymous. "Lyceum." Duluth Herald, February 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Duluth, Minnesota newspaper

anonymous. "Theaters." Duluth News Tribune, February 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Duluth, Minnesota newspaper

anonymous. "Capitol." Hartford Courant, February 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Hartford, Connecticut newspaper

Bridle, Augustus. "The American Venus Is Never Shocking." Toronto Star, February 22, 1926. (Canada) *
--- review in Toronto, Canada newspaper

Service, T.O. "Service Talks." Exhibitor's Herald, February 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- commentary on the film in trade journal

anonymous. "American Venus Movie in Colors." Hartford Daily Times, March 27, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Hartford, Conneticut newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus." Toronto Globe & Mail, February 23, 1926. (Canada) *
--- review in Toronto, Ontario newspaper

D., A. M. "American Venus at Loew's Palace." Commercial-Appeal, February 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The picture is filled with thrilling adventures and beautiful women. What more could anyone desire ?" - review in Memphis, Tennessee newspaper

S., P. A. "Beauty Show Action Filled." San Diego Sun, February 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in San Diego, California newspaper

anonymous. "Atlantic City Beauty Pageant Shown in Movie." Nashville Banner, February 28, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Nashville, Tennessee newspaper

anonymous. "Famous Beauties Appear in The American Venus at Strand Theater." Syracuse Post-Standard, February 28, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Syracuse, New York newspaper

Bahn, Chester. "Beauty Rules at Strand." Syracuse Herald, February 28, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Syracuse, New York newspaper

anonymous. "American Venus." Photoplay, March, 1926. (United States)
--- capsule review with picture - picked as one of the six best for the month; "Watch Louise Brooks, a new face. That gal's there."

anonymous. "Music and Drama." Hamilton Spectator, March 1, 1926. (Canada) *
--- review in Hamilton, Ontario newspaper

anonymous. "New Pictures at Other Theaters." Post-Standard, March 1, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The cast includes Louise Brooks . . . . " - review in Syracuse, New York newspaper

Allvine, Glendon. "How Fay Lanphier Was Chosen 'Miss America' and 'American Venus'." Jerseyman, March 1, 1926. (United States) *
--- related article in Morristown, New Jersey newspaper

anonymous. "Parkway." Wisconsin State Journal, March 1, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Madison, Wisconsin newspaper

anonymous. "American Venus." Hamilton Herald, March 2, 1926. (Canada) *
--- review in Hamilton, Ontario newspaper

anonymous. "Offerings On the Stage and Screen." Nashville Tennessean, March 2, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Nashville, Tennessee newspaper

anonymous. "At the Theaters." Niagra Falls Gazette, March 2, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Niagra Falls, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Venus Film is Last Word in Splendor." State Journal, March 2, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Frankfort, Kentucky newspaper

anonymous. "Loring Brings Miss America in Vodville Program." Riverside Daily Press, March 3, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Riverside, California newspaper

anonymous. "Esther Ralston in The American Venus, now showing at the Liberty." Fresno Bee, March 5, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, a diminutive brunette charmer from Ziegfeld Follies." - brief review in Fresno, California newspaper

anonymous. "Esther Ralston in The American Venus, now showing at the Liberty." Fresno Bee, March 5, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, a diminutive brunette charmer from Ziegfeld Follies." - brief review in Fresno, California newspaper

anonymous. "Riverdale Theater." The Pointer, March 5, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief article in Riverdale, Illinois newspaper

anonymous. "Casos Y Cosas Del Cine Como la moda envejece las peliculas." Heraldo de Mexico, March 7, 1926. (Mexico) *
-- brief write-up in article in Mexico City newspaper

anonymous. "At the Franklin." Saginaw News Courier, March 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Saginaw, Michigan newspaper

R. Jr., J. "American Venus." Dallas Morning News, March 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Dallas, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "Esther Ralston, Fay Lanphier in Gorgeous American Venus." Bakersfield Californian, March 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Bakersfield, California newspaper

anonymous. "Love Is Made to Esther Ralston in Swimming Waters." Bakersfield Californian, March 12, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Bakersfield, California newspaper

Taylor, Alva. "Lights! Action! Camera!" Liberty, March 13, 1926. (United States) *
--- "If you have sore eyes, and you think that a couple of hours of female beauty will cure them, you can't do better than to go to The American Venus."

anonymous. "The American Venus at the Academy of Music." Charleston News and Courier, March 14, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Charleston, South Carolina newspaper

anonymous. "Trouble Caused as Esther Loses Her Shoe Buckle." Los Angeles Times, March 14, 1926. (United States) *
--- article relating to the film in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "American Venus Seen on Coliseum Screen." Seattle Times, March 14, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, the beauteous dancer from the Ziegfeld Follies, and W. T. Benda, the internationally-known artist, are also prominent in the picture." - article in Seattle, Washington newspaper

anonymous. "Stage and Screen." Kalamazoo Gazette, March 15, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Kalamazoo, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus - Coliseum." Seattle Times, March 15, 1926. (United States) *
--- capsule review in Seattle, Washington newspaper

C., C. W. "The American Venus and Beauties at Branford." Newark Star-Eagle, March 15, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Newark, New Jersey newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus." Manitoba Free Press, March 20, 1926. (Canada) *
--- brief article in Winnipeg, Manitoba newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus Film on Hipp Screen This Week." Buffalo Morning Express, March 21, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Buffalo, New York newspaper

anonymous. "American Venus at the Eastman." Democrat & Chronicle, March 21, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Rochester, New York newspaper

Croughton, Amy H. "Eastman Theater." Rochester Times Union, March 21, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Rochester, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Offerings of the Week at Buffalo Picture Houses." Buffalo Courier, March 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Buffalo, New York newspaper

anonymous. "At the Playhouses." Buffalo Evening News, March 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Buffalo, New York newspaper

anonymous. "This Week At the Theaters." Buffalo Morning Express, March 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Buffalo, New York newspaper

Costello, William P. "Beauty Show is Background of Eastman Film." Rochester Evening Journal & Post Express, March 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Rochester, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Search for Local 'Venus' Starts Here." Eau Claire Leader, March 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- article Eau Claire, Wisconsin newspaper

anonymous. "The Screen." News-Palladium, March 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Benton Harbor, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "American Venus Blends Comedy and Romance." Eau Claire Leader, March 26, 1926. (United States) *
--- article Eau Claire, Wisconsin newspaper

anonymous. "Venus Film Last Word in Splendor." Kenosha Evening News, March 26, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Kenosha, Wisconsin newspaper

anonymous. "Miss America In Film Here Thursday." Santa Rosa Press Democrat, March 28, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Santa Rosa, California newspaper

Reid, Laurence. "The American Venus - Romance." Motion Picture, April, 1926. (United States) *
--- capsule review; "Just a dressed-up piece of folderol or pish-posh . . . ."

Smith, Frederick James. "The Celluloid Critic." Motion Picture Classic, April, 1926. (United States) *
--- various films reviewed including three paragraphs devoted to The American Venus; "The much-exploited Broadway chorus beauty, Louise Brooks, is in the piece. She has a provocative face, but she hasn't learned yet how to make her knees behave."

Reid, Laurence. "The Beauty Parade." Movie Monthly, April, 1926. (United States) *
--- capsule review

T., A. "The Reviewing Stand." Movie Magazine, April, 1926. (United States) *
--- capsule review

W., L. M. "Stage and Screen." Ann Arbor Times News, April 5, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks has the feminine lead and gives a creditable performance." - brief review in Ann Arbor, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Beauty and Fashion is American Venus." Anaconda Standard, April 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Anaconda, Montana newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus Opens at Baldwin Tonight." Daily Tribune, April 12, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Royal Oak, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Garden." Paterson Evening News, April 13, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Paterson, New Jersey newspaper

anonymous. " 'The American Venus' And 'Don't' Two Big Attractions At Regent." The Standard, April 17, 1926. (Canada) *
--- article in Montreal, Canada newspaper

anonymous. "American Venus At Strand Beauty Contest." Vancouver Sun, April 17, 1926. (Canada) *
--- brief article in Vancouver newspaper

anonymous. "Beauty-Comedy Special Heads Broadway Program." Bee, April 26, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Danville, Virginia newspaper

anonymous. "Stage and Screen." Flint Journal, April 26, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Flint, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Reviews of the Week." Kinematograph Weekly, April 29, 1926. (England) *
-- brief review - reviewed under the title A Modern Venus

anonymous. "Broad - American Venus." Trenton Evening Times, April 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief article in Trenton, New Jersey newspaper

Q. "Mannens ideal - Venus på amerikanska." Filmjournalen, April 30, 1926. (Sweden) *
-- two-page illustrated article

Benson, Sally. "The Screen in Review: Bathing Beauties Without the Sennett." Picture-Play, May, 1926. (United States) *
-- capsule review; " . . . a throwback to the old Cecil DeMille days when a pretty leg or a one-piece bathing suit held the popular attention".

anonymous. "Astor." St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 2, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in St. Paul, Minnesota newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus." Youngstown Telegram, May 3, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Youngstown, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Feature at Park." Youngstown Vindicator, May 5, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Youngstown, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Majestic Bill." Lima News, May 9, 1926. (United States) *
-- brief article in Lima, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Cinematograficas. De Un Concurso De Belleza A Estrella De Cine." Heraldo de Mexico, May 22, 1926. (Mexico) *
-- article in Mexico City newspaper

anonymous. "American VenusClassic In Point Of Picture Beauty." Honolulu Advertiser, May 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii newspaper

D., H. E. "Pageant of Color Is Feature In The American Venus Film." Honolulu Advertiser, June 3, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii newspaper

G., C. "Hawaii Theater." Honolulu Star-Bulletin, June 3, 1926. (United States) *
--- briff review in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii newspaper

anonymous. "Theaters." Santa Ana Register, June 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Santa Ana, California newspaper

anonymous. "American Venus to be at Capitol." Birmingham News, June 13, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, the beauteous dancer from the Ziegfeld Follies, and W. T. Benda, the internationally known artist, are also prominent in the picture." - brief article in Birmingham, Alabama newspaper

Paramount. "Cinelandia." Carteles, June 13, 1926. (Cuba) *
-- captioned photograph of Esther Ralston

anonymous. "Theaters." Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune , June 21, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin newspaper

anonymous. "Como de costumbre la Paramount mantuva en la semana ultima el prestigio de que disfruta, con el estreno de Madame Sans Gene, que triunfo ampliamente en el victoria y en los teatros de Valenzuela, Basterrica." El Mercurio, July 18, 1926. (Chile) *
--- illustrated article in Santiago, Chile newspaper

anonymous. "Los atractivos de La Venus Americana, que se estrsara pasade manana en el Victoria , hieren la imaginacion de toda clase de espectadores y seducen con el brille que esparen." El Mercurio, July 18, 1926. (Chile) *
--- illustrated article in Santiago, Chile newspaper

anonymous. "La Paramount propercionara al publice santiaguine momentos de grata emocion con su portentesa pelicula La Venus Americana que se estremara em el Victoria el proxime jueves 22." El Mercurio, July 19, 1926. (Chile) *
--- illustrated article in Santiago, Chile newspaper

anonymous. "Hoy dia estrema el teatro Victoria la deslumbradora pecicula Paramount La Venus Americana, por cayas escenas pasa en admirable sintesis todo el encanto, la gracia y el brillo espectacular de los modernos bataclanes." El Mercurio, July 22, 1926. (Chile) *
--- illustrated article in Santiago, Chile newspaper

anonymous. "La Venus America, la deslumbradora pelicula Paramount, obtuvo ayer el mas grandioso exito en el teatro Victoria." El Mercurio, July 23, 1926. (Chile) *
--- short article in Santiago, Chile newspaper

anonymous. "La venus america se exhibira hoy a $ 3.20 Platos en los teatros Septiembre y Brasil." El Mercurio, July 24, 1926. (Chile) *
--- short article in Santiago, Chile newspaper

anonymous. "The Art." Tulsa Daily World, August 1, 1926. (United States) *
--- short article in Tulsa, Oklahoma newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus." Movie Times, September 1, 1926. (Japan) *
--- brief article in Japanese film magazine

anonymous. "American Venus to Have 3 Day Showing." Berkeley Daily Gazzette, September 4, 1926. (United States) *
--- short article promoting the film's third Berkeley screening; Berkeley, California newspaper

anonymous. "The American Venus." Movie Times, September 11, 1926. (Japan) *
--- three pages of text and images in Japanese film magazine

anonymous. "Pruebas y estrenos." La Vanguardia, September 18, 1926. (Spain) *
--- article in Barcelona newspaper

anonymous. "Pruebas y estrenos." La Vanguardia, October 2, 1926. (Spain) *
--- brief write-up in article in Barcelona newspaper

anonymous. "Cinematographos." O Estado de S. Paulo, October 9, 1926. (Brazil) *
-- brief review in San Paulo newspaper

Gilles, Pierre. "Vénus moderne." Le Matin, October 15, 1926. (France) *
-- brief review; Paris newspaper

anonymous. "Die Schönste Frau der Staaten." Die Filmwoche, October 20, 1926. (Germany) *
--- full page, illustrated article; Brooks is pictured in a group still and listed under "Darsteller"

anonymous. "Die Schönste Frau der Staaten." Deutsche Filmwoche, October 29, 1926. (Germany) *
--- full page, illustrated article

anonymous. "The American Venus." Picturegoer, November, 1926. (England) *
--- capsule review

anonymous. "La Venus Americana." El Imparcial, November 11, 1926. (Spain) *
--- short article in Madrid newspaper

Objectiva. "Revista Cinematographia." La Época, November 15, 1926. (Spain) *
--- short article in Madrid newspaper

anonymous. "Guia y espectaculos." El Imparcial, November 17, 1926. (Spain) *
--- brief write-up in Madrid newspaper

D., J. "La Venus moderna." Popular Film, November 18, 1926. (Spain) *
--- brief write up in Spanish film magazine

C., H. "Picture-Theatres." Manchester Guardian, November 30, 1926. (England) *
--- reviewed as The Modern Venus in Manchester newspaper

M-l., Dr. "Die schö Frau der Staaten." Lichtbild-Buhne, November 30, 1926. (Germany) *
--- review in German film publication

g. "Film Kritik." Film-Kurier, November 30, 1926. (Germany) *
--- review

anonymous. "Die schö Frau der Staaten." Kinematograph, December 5, 1926. (Germany) *
--- film review with still; Berlin publication

anonymous. "Bs. Zwei Filme." Berliner Tageblatt, December 5, 1926. (Germany) *
--- short review in Berlin newspaper

e. "Bom Film." Die Welt, December 6, 1926. (Germany) *
--- capsule review in Berlin newspaper

s. "Die schö Frau der Staaten." Reichfilmblatt, December 7, 1926. (Germany) *
--- capsule review

anonymous. "Wie Man 'Miss Amerika' Wird." Deutche Filmwoche, December 17, 1926. (Germany) *
--- near full page article

z., t. "Die schönste Frau der Staaten." Der Film, Weinhacten, 1926. (Germany) *
--- article with film still; German trade publication

anonymous. "The Cinemas." Irish Times, January 3, 1927. (Ireland) *
--- brief mention in article in Dublin, newspaper

anonymous. "Guia y espectaculos." El Imparcial, January 6, 1927. (Spain) *
--- brief write-up in Madrid newspaper

anonymous. "Actualités." Cinémagazine, February 4, 1927. (France) *
--- contains a production still of the film

anonymous. "Three Musketeers Opens Ponce de Leon." Atlanta Journal, June 19, 1927. (United States) *
--- mention of revival screening in article in Atlanta, Georgia newspaper

anonymous. "La pelicula del lujo." Popular Film, November 3, 1927. (Spain) *
--- discussed in article in Spanish film magazine

anonymous. "Carlton Theatre." North China Daily News, November 4, 1927. (China) *
--- short article in Shanghai newspaper

anonymous. "At the Cinema." North China Daily News, July 10, 1928. (China) *
--- capsule review in Shanghai newspaper

L., A. "Estreias." Cinefilo, March 15, 1930. (Portugal) *
--- capsule review in Portugese film journal

Hopper, Hedda. "Hedda Hopper's Hollywood." Los Angeles Times, December 11, 1940. (United States) *
--- "We were both covering the annual beauty pageant. That was the year Paramount pulled a fast one and Fay Lanphier won the Miss America title. A Frank Tuttle movie about beauty pageants, starring Fay, was released about four minutes later. I was down there in Atlantic City for the Graphic . . . ." - short write-up in film column in Los Angeles, California newspaper

Rand, Ayn. Russian Writings on Hollywood. Marina del Ray, California: Ayn Rand Institute Press, 1999. *
--- American Venus is among the silent films Rand records as having seen

Erickson, Hal. "The American Venus." All Movie Guide. circa 2000. (United States) *
--- capsule review on film website; "Of more interest historically is the presence in the supporting cast of cult favorite Louise Brooks."


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