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lulu  This page presents an annotated, worldwide bibliography of newspaper and magazine articles about Louise Brooks. This page includes entries through 1929. This bibliography is limited to articles with substantial, or significant, Brooks content. Entries are given in chronological order. Additionally, the country of origin of each citation is offered in brackets.

This page is a work in progress. The intention of this bibliography is to be as comprehensive as possible. Most citations represent a substantial or significant article. 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 articles, please follow this link. This bibliography has been compiled by Thomas Gladysz, and was last updated in June 2006.

anonymous. "A Girl." Daily News, November 14, 1906. (United States) *
--- "Attorney L. P. Brooks is stepping around like a blind horse in a clover patch all on account of a young lady who came to his home this morning where she will reside in the future." - brief front page article in Cherryvale, Kansas newspaper

anonymous. "Assistant Counsellor Is a Girl" Daily Republican, November 14, 1906. (United States)
--- "A brand new baby girl is the attraction just now at the home of City Attorney L.P. Brooks. The daughter came this morning and Mr. Brooks thinks that he will be able to revise more ordinances tonight than at any previous session." - brief back page article in Cherryvale, Kansas newspaper

Kingsley, Walter J. "My Beauty Shop." New York Evening Graphic, October 4, 1924. (United States) *
--- article with portrait in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks, Latest Find, Enters Movies as a Dancer." Utica Daily Press, June 19, 1925. (United States) *
--- instance of syndicated article with portrait in Utica, New York newspaper

anonymous. "The Girl on the Cover." Town Crier, August 16, 1925. (United States) *
--- short article in the magazine of the Wichita Beacon, a newspaper in Wichita, Kansas; (Brooks also appears on the cover)

Kingsley, Grace. "Glorified One: Follies Beauty Signs with Lasky." Los Angeles Times, October 29, 1925. (United States) *
--- small article with portrait in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Latest Photo." Daily Republican, November 25, 1925. (United States) *
--- concerning Brooks' growing fame; small front-page article with portrait in Cherryvale, Kansas newspaper

anonymous. "Follies Girl, Now in Films, Shocked by Own Pictures." New York Daily Mirror, November 30, 1925. (United States) *
--- illustrated article about the draped nudes scandal in which Brooks is referred to as "The tiny bit of symmetrical perfection." - a scarcely clothed Brooks also appears on the front page; New York City publication

anonymous. "What Would He, If I Get One, Think!" Sunday Times-Signal, December 20, 1925. (United States) *
--- illustrated article about draped nudes scandal in Zanesville, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Follies Girl Sues to Supress Her Very Artistic Photographs." Helena Independent, December 27, 1925. (United States) *
--- syndicated article in Helena, Montana newspaper (same as 12-20-1925 Sunday Times-Signal entry)

1926

Evans, Delight. "Give My Regards To Broadway I'm In The Movies Now." Screenland, January, 1926. (United States)
--- illustrated article

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Dances into Movies." Wichita Eagle, January 24, 1926. (United States) *
--- article with still; Wichita, Kansas newspaper

anonymous. "In Lead Feminine Role." Moving Picture World, January 30, 1926. (United States)
--- page 443

anonymous. "Secrets of the Artists' Studio." San Francisco Examiner, February 14, 1926. (United States) *
--- draped nudes scandal is discussed (and Brooks is pictured); in the American Weekly, the Sunday magazine distributed with Hearst newspapers

anonymous. "Introducing the Newcomers - No. 1." Dallas Morning News, February 28, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief article with portrait in Dallas, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "The Chic Louise Brooks." Screenland, March, 1926. (United States) *
--- full page article

anonymous. "Star Lights." Syracuse Herald, March 5, 1926. (United States) *
--- short article in Syracuse, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Will Follies Grad Act with Funny Man." Daily Tribune, March 21, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Royal Oak, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Where and Why Miss Brooks Draws the Line." Philadelphia Inquirer, March 21, 1926. (United States) *
--- illustrated article on the draped nudes scandal; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "Where and Why Miss Brooks Draws the Line." Sacramento Union, March 21, 1926. (United States) *
--- illustrated article on the draped nudes scandal; story copyrighted by the Johnson Features Inc.; Sacramento, California newspaper

anonymous. "Where and Why Miss Brooks Draws the Line." Washington Post, March 21, 1926. (United States) *
--- illustrated article on the draped nudes scandal; story copyrighted by the Johnson Features Inc.; Washington D.C. newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks of Wichita Ordering Hollywood About." Wichita Eagle, March 28, 1926. (United States) *
--- "When, if ever, Pola Negri, Lya de Putti from Hungary, exploited as 'the rage of Europe,' and the exotic Louise go to work on the same lot there ought to be no dearth of excitement around the Famous Players studio;" Wichita, Kansas newspaper

Waterbury, Ruth. "Manhattan Technique." Photoplay, April, 1926. (United States) *
--- full page article

Pickard, Gilbert. "Behind the Screen." Lock Haven Express, May 25, 1926. (United States) *
--- "When, if ever, Pola Negri, Lya de Putti from Hungary, exploited as 'the rage of Europe,' and the exotic Louise go to work on the same lot there ought to be no dearth of excitement around the Famous Players studio;" - instance of syndicated column in Lock Haven, Pennslyvania newspaper

anonymous. "Step Right Up and Meet Louise Brooks." Appleton Post-Cresent, May 31, 1926. (United States) *
--- short article in Appleton, Wisconsin newspaper

"Rummende Stars Louise Brooks." Das Magazin, June, 1928. (Germany) *
-- five full page photo feature with text

anonymous. "Little Louise Brooks Well on Way to Success." Appleton Post-Cresent, June 4, 1926. (United States) *
--- short article in Appleton, Wisconsin newspaper

anonymous. "Pert Louise Brooks Sensation of Screen." Appleton Post-Cresent, June 5, 1926. (United States) *
--- short article in Appleton, Wisconsin newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Is Screen Sensation." Stockton Daily Record, June 10, 1926. (United States) *
--- short article in Stockton, California newspaper

anonymous. "Who's Who on the Screen." Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 20, 1926. (United States) *
--- one in a series of biographies of players and directors; instance of short, syndicated article in Cleveland, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Goes Up Fast." Lansing Capital News, July 19, 1926. (United States) *
--- instance of syndicated article in Lansing, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Ziegfeld Invites Her." Morning Telegraph, July 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief article in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Love Also Laughs At Nude Pictures." Vancouver Sun, July 31, 1926. (Canada) *
--- short syndicated article about the draped nudes scandal and Brooks recent marriage in Vancouver newspaper

Oettinger, Malcolm H. "Just a Prairie Flower." Picture-Play Magazine, August, 1926. (United States) *
--- article

anonymous. "Ziegfeld Dancer Now Featured in Film Offerings." Buffalo Courier-Express, December 5, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Buffalo, New York newspaper

1927

York, Cal. "The Girl on the Cover." Photoplay, February, 1927. (United States) *
---

Smith, Frederick James. "From the Follies to the Films." Liberty, February 12, 1927. (United States) *
--- subtitled "How the Movies Kept a Date at the Stage Door with Dorothy Mackaill and Louise Brooks"

Evans, Delight. "She Walked Away with the Picture." Screenland, March, 1927. (United States) *
--- three page article

anonymous. "Five Youthful Stars Get Junior Screen Contracts." Los Angeles Times, April 24, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Miss Brooks is a brunette. Her hair is jet black and her eyes are brown. She weighs 109 pounds and is 22 years of age."

Woods, Ollie. "Three Skips and a Jump." Paris and Hollywood Screen Secrets, May, 1927. (United States)
--- illustrated article about Brooks and Sutherland

anonymous. "Louise the Lovely Forging On." Washington Times, May 21, 1927. (United States) *
--- short article in Washington D.C. newspaper

W., D. A. "Louise Stars Herself." Picturegoer, June, 1927. (England) *
--- full page article

anonymous. "Luisa Brooks lanza un nuevo modelo de peinado." Popular Film, June 16, 1927. (Spain) *
--- short article in Spanish magazine

Whitaker, Alma. "The Slightly Bored Girl: Louise Brooks's World-Weary Manner Merely Covers Sensitive Disposition." Los Angeles Times, June 19, 1927. (United States) *
--- long article

anonymous. "Une director y una primera actriz, casados, a 3.000 millas de distancia." Popular Film, July 28, 1927. (Spain) *
--- short article in Spanish magazine

anonymous. "Louise Brooks to Play Dorothy: Feature Role in Anita Loos Play Assigned." Hollywood Daily Citizen, August 19, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

Johnston, Carol. "Brooksy: A Credit to Kansas." Motion Picture Classic, September, 1927. (United States) *
--- one-and-a-half page article with caricature by Armando

anonymous. "New Contract." Moving Picture World, September 24, 1927. (United States)
--- page 232

anonymous. "Siluetas de la Pantalla " La Vanguardia, October 30, 1926. (Spain) *
--- article in Barcelona newspaper

anonymous. "Luisa Brooks." Popular Film, December 1, 1927. (Spain) *
--- short article in Spanish magazine

1928

Brooks, Myra. "My Louise." Screenland, February, 1928. (United States) *
--- illustrated article on Louise Brooks by her mother

Service, Faith. "The Wichita Wow." The Dance, March, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Motion pictures took Louise Brooks from the stage to make a star of her - She herself insists that dancing deserves all the credit."

anonymous. "Dogs Fight but Actress Suffers." Los Angeles Times, April 14, 1928. (United States) *
--- short article about the actress' pets - Los Angeles, California newspaper

Carroll, Harrison. "Screenographs." Los Angeles Evening Herald, May 3, 1928. (United States) *
--- brief item with portrait in film column reporting that Louise Brooks would appear in Glorifying the American Girl - Los Angeles, California newspaper

author unknown. Picture Show, May 26, 1928. (England)
--- two page pictorial with text

anonymous. "Louise Brooks." Das Magazin, June 1928. (Germany)
--- six page pictorial with text

Spensley, Dorothy. "Some Brooks Don't Babble." Screen Secrets, June 1928. (United States) *
--- two page article - an interview with Louise Brooks

Thomas, Dan. "Extra! Press Agent Tells Fib about Miss Brooks." Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune , June 22, 1928. (United States) *
--- instance of syndicated article in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin newspaper

Thomas, Dan. "A Press Agent Fibbed About Louise." Wichita Beacon, July 22, 1928. (United States) *
--- full page article (credited to Dan Thomas, NEA Service Writer) published in the Town Crier, the Sunday magazine of the Beacon; Wichita, Kansas newspaper

author unknown. "Ex-Follies Star Declaims on Matter of Costume." Washington Post, July 29, 1928. (United States)
--- "Don't economize too much on clothes This suggestion is offered by Louise Brooks, Hollywood actress whom Travis Banton, designer of Paramount fashions, has declared one of the world's best dressed women." - article in Washington D. C. newspaper

anonymous. "The Brooks Girl." The Picturegoer, August, 1928. (England) *
--- illustrated, full page article on Brooks

anonymous. "G.W. Pabst: Ich suche eine Lulu!" B.Z. am Mittag, August 10, 1928. (Germany)
--- ("G.W. Pabst: I am searching for Lulu!"); Berlin publication

anonymous. "Win Thru Dress." Topeka Daily State Journal, September 1, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Don't economize too much on clothes. This suggestion is offered by Louise Brooks, Hollywood actress whom Travis Banton, fashion designer, has declared one of the world's best dressed women." - instance of syndicated article in Topeka, Kansas newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Was Ziegfeld Show Star." Boston Post, September 23, 1928. (United States) *
--- short article in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks kommt aus Hollywood nach Berlin." Neue Berliner Zeitung, October 11, 1928. (Germany)
--- ("Louise Brooks comes from Hollywood to Berlin"); Berlin publication

author unknown. Film-Illustriete, October 19, 1928. (Germany)
--- mention of Brooks' arrival in Germany; Berlin publication

Stefan, F. J. "Two Thousand and One Lulus." Der Hamburgischer Correspondent, October 20, 1928. (Germany)
--- article in Hamburg newspaper reprinted in Die Buhne and other publications; "For the first time in film history a great star comes from America in order to conquer here . . . . Louise Brooks, the German Lulu, stands at the beginning of a new epoch in world film."

S. "Brooks in Berlin." B.Z. am Mittag, October 23, 1928. (Germany)
--- Berlin publication

anonymous. "Wedekindscher Geist." Film-Kurier, November 3, 1928. (Germany)

V.-B., J. "Louise Brooks est passee a Paris." Pour Vous, December 6, 1928. (France) *
--- short article; "La star qui ne va jamais se voir a l'ecran . . . "

anonymous. "Louise Brooks in ihrem Garten." Der Feuerreiter, December 15, 1928. (Germany) *
--- article with illustration

1929

??, Emil. "Louise Brooks." Mon Cinè, March 7, 1929. (France)
--- full page, illustrated article

anonymous. "Beauty Of Form A Vital Factor In Filling Role." Cincinnati Enquirer, March 24, 1929. (United States) *
--- short article in Cleveland, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Actress Studies Clothes Economy." Denton Journal, April 6, 1929. (United States) *
--- article about Brooks, clothes and fashion; Denton, Maryland newspaper

Fronval, George. "Une Grande Artiste Est Arrivee en France." Cinémonde, May 2, 1929. (France). *
--- "A Great Actress Has Arrived in France"

Vincent-Brechignac, J. "Louise Brooks, petite fille de Wichita, nous dit . . ." Pour Vous, May 2, 1929. (France) *
--- Pour Vous a interviewe l'heroine de A girl in every port; Brooks is also on the cover

V., R. "Louise Brooks A Paris." Cinèmagazine, May 3, 1929. (France) *
--- full page article with illustration

Verdier, Michel. "Les Stars chez nous: Louise Brooks est a Paris." Ciné-Miroir, May 10, 1929. (France)
--- illustrated full page article

anonymous. "Louise Brooks." La Cinématographie Francaise, June 8, 1929. (France)

anonymous. "Louise Brooks." Kines, June 23, 1929. (Italy) *
--- short article with Canary Murder Case publicity photo

author unknown. "In den deutschen Filmwerkstatten III: G. W. Pabst beim stummen Film." Film-Kurier, June 28, 1929. (Germany)
--- one of two articles in this issue

Heßling, Hanna. Tempo, June 28, 1929. (Germany)

Gruntmann, Martin. Neue Berliner Zeitung / Das 12 Uhr Blatt, July 5, 1929. (Germany)

Vincent-Brechignac, J. "Louise Brooks et G. Charlia au bord de la Marne." Pour Vous, September 19, 1929. (France) *
--- article centering on Prix de Beaute; Brooks is also on the cover of the magazine

Breithaupt, W. E. "B+B+B=?." Filmkunstler und Filmkunst, #10/11, 1929. (Germany) *
--- article in film magazine

anonymous. "Louise Brooks est a Paris." Ciné-Miroir, October 5, 1929. (France) *
--- page 291; article on Brooks' arrival in Paris

Costa, Buttuller da. "Louise Brooks, transfuga de Hollywood." Cinéfilo, October 12, 1929. (Portugal) *
--- long article

lulu  For a continuation of this work, please visit the Louise Brooks Bibliography (part 2) for entries dating from 1930 through 1949. Thank you for your interest.


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