Louise Brooks is mentioned in hundreds of books. Many of these references occur in film histories, or the biographies of actors and other personalities. The actress is also mentioned in numerous books not related to film. A complete bibliography of such references would be enormous, and ultimately perhaps not very interesting or useful. This page presents an annotated, worldwide bibliography of selected book references to Louise Brooks. Some citations are included for historical reasons, as they show early interest in the actress. Others are included as they show Brooks' developing reputation within film history or popular culture. Gathered here are the most relevant examples.
The citations noted here include significant and/or interesting passages, unique observations, entries from reference works, rare portraits or groups of images, etc . . . . Though worthy of note - these "lesser" citations are not represented in the primary Louise Brooks Bibliography. Entries are arranged chronologically.
This page is a work in progress. 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 . This bibliography has been compiled by Thomas Gladysz, and was last updated in January 2006.
References from the 1920's
Haskin, Frederick. Who's Who in the Movies. Washington D.C.: Haskin Information Bureau, 1926. *
--- this forty page booklet includes a very brief entry on Brooks
edited. Picture Show Annual 1928. London: Amalgamated Press, 1928. *
--- hardback annual; Brooks is one of a eight actress included in a three page illustrated article entitled "Fame Before Twenty" (pages 38 - 40)
edited. Picture Show Annual 1929. London: Amalgamated Press, 1929. *
--- hardback annual; brief text and an image of the actress (page 19); full page illustrated feature on A Girl in Every Port (page 108)
References from the 1930's
Photoplay Magazine. Stars of the Photoplay. Chicago: Photoplay Magazine, 1930. *
--- full page portrait along with a paragraph of biographical text
Bermingham, Cedric Osmond. Stars of the Screen 1931. London: Herbert Joseph, 1931.
--- contains an entry on Brooks
Lejeune, C.A. Cinema. London: Alexander Maclehose & Co, 1931. *
--- regarding G.W. Pabst - " . . . no director in two continents has found so much personality in Louise Brooks."
Bermingham, Cedric Osmond. Stars of the Screen 1932. London: Herbert Joseph, 1932. *
--- contains a one page entry on Brooks
Margadonna, Ettore M. Cinema ieri e oggi. (Cinema yesterday and today). Milan: Editoriale Domus, 1932. *
--- Italian history of American and European film includes mentions of Brooks in material on Pabst, pages 152 - 153; "Con Louise Brooks, attrice nord-Americana incompresa e peggio usata dai suoi concittadini, Pabst ha modellato questa paurosa creatura [Lulu] col suo caratteristico procedimento (caratteristico anche del cinema, s'intende) di trarre dalla personalità e dalle attitudini dell'attore il vivo personaggio." - Brooks is also pictured along with the other major actresses of the time, as well as depicted in a scene from Pandora's Box
Blumer, Herbert. Movies and Conduct. New York: Macmillan Company, 1933. *
--- sociological study of the impact of movies on youth; Brooks is twice mentioned in an autobiographical report written by a high-school girl
Picturegoer Weekly. Picturegoer's Who's Who and Encyclopedia of the Screen Today. London: Odhams Press Limited, 1933. *
--- thick encyclopedia-style work; contains what may be the first encyclopedia entry on Louise Brooks
Kalbus, Oskar. Vom Werden Deutfcher Filmkunft. Berlin: Cigaretten = Bilderdienft Altona = Bahrenfeld, 1935. *
--- illustrated survey of German film; Brooks' role in Pandora's Box is referenced in the section on "Das moderne Drama"
Efimov, N(ikolaj). G. W. Pabst. Moscow: Gos. ob'edinennoe izd-vo "Iskusstvo", 1936. *
--- 83 page Russian book, with illustrations; contains a foreword by N(ikolaj Davydovic) Otten; pages 46 - 53 concern the two films Brooks made with Pabst; Brooks is pictured
Rotha, Paul. Movie Parade. London: The Studio, Ltd, 1936. *
--- pictorial survey; Brooks is shown in a scene from Diary of a Lost Girl
Mantle, Burns. Contemporary American Playwrights. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1938. *
--- reference to Brooks in the entry on the dramatist and journalist Walter Bronson Dudley ("Bide" Dudley); "Mr. Dudley points with pride to the fact . . . that he started Norma Talmadge and Louise Brooks in pictures through newspaper publicity."
Jacobs, Lewis. The Rise of the American Film: A Critical History. New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1939. *
--- single reference to Brooks as an example of the "frivolous, promiscuous, mocking type" with "a hard body and long, exposed legs, bobbed hair, bold eyes."
Pasinetti, Francesco. Storia del cinema dalle origini a oggi. (History of cinema from it's beginnings to today). Rome: Edizioni di Bianco e Nero, 1939. *
--- Italian history of film includes short passages on Brooks three European films, as well as comments on the actress' appearance and persona; "Bruna, coi capelli lisci, la frangetta sulla fronte, Louise Brooks aveva un atteggiamento fanciullesco, del tutto simile a quello delle ragazze dell'epoca, le cosiddette maschiette; era una garçonne: e perciò riusciva tanto più attraente e conturbante il rapporto tra la sua personalità fisica e il personaggio di Lulu, quintessenza femminile."
References from the 1940's
Charensol, Georges. Panorama de Cinema. Paris: Les Editions Jacques Melot, 1947. *
--- one brief mention; " . . . Louise Brooks, a la fon ingenue et femme fatale (A girl in every port) sont pourtan Americaines."
Cuenca, Carlos Fernandez. Historia del Cine. Madrid: Afrodisio Aguado, 1948. *
--- Spanish history of film includes a portrait and scene still featuring Brooks, as well as comments on Brooks' American and European films, and hairstyle and femme fatale persona; " . . . guapa Louise Brooks siempre peinada con su peculiar flequillo negro que le daba un aire perennamente infantil . . . rafinadamente perversa y divorada por la pasión sexual que destruye cuantas vidas la rodean concluyendo por destruir la suya propria."
Manvell, Roger (editor). Experiment in the Film. London: Grey Walls Press, 1949.
--- Brooks' role in Pandora's Box is mentioned in Ernst Iros' essay, "Expansion of the German and Austrian Film" - " . . . had an exceptionally strong effect thanks to the compelling performances by Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Franz Lederer and the excellent, very much underrated Carl Götz."
Jeanne, Rene and Ford, Charles. Histoire encyclopedique du cinema. Paris: R. Laffont, 1947-1962. *
--- a few mentions of Brooks in this 4 volume history of French cinema
Sadoul, Georges. Histoire du Cinema Mondial. Paris: Flammarion, 1949. *
--- mention of Brooks regarding her films with Pabst and Hawks
References from the 1950's
Taylor, Deems. A Pictorial History of the Movies. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1950. *
--- revised and enlarged edition of the classic pictorial survey originally published in 1943; Brooks is shown in a publicity shot from Beggars of Life which, it is noted, "differed from the average 'sync' picture in that it had several sequences of actual dialogue"
Jeanne, René. and Ford, Charles. Histoire encyclopedique du Cinema. Paris: S.E.D.E, 1952, 1955, 1958. *
--- Brooks is mentioned in passing in three volumes of this multi-volume work
D'Amico, Silvio, etc.... L'Enciclopedia dello spettacolo. Rome: Casa editrice Le Maschere, 1954.
--- entry on Brooks by Francesco Savio (volume 2); Brooks is also referenced in the entry on Pabst (volume 7)
Dizionario Enciclopedico Italiano. Rome: Instituto Della Enciclopedico Italiano, 1955. *
--- brief entry in general interest Italian encylopedia; volume 2
Farnsworth, Marjorie. The Ziegfeld Follies. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1956. *
--- Brooks is pictured
Castello, Giulio Cesare. Il Divismo: mitologia del cinema. Torino: Edizioni Radio Italiana, 1957. *
--- three page discussion of Brooks in the chapter titled "Veneri e altre divinità dell'amore" ("Venuses and other love goddesses")
Griffith, Richard and Mayer, Arthur. The Movies. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1957. *
--- Brooks is pictured twice in the chapter entitled "But Flaming Youth Flamed On"
Lacalamita, Michele. Film Lexicon Degli Autori E Delle Opere. Rome: Edizioni di Bianco e Nero, 1958. *
--- full page entry by on Brooks by Tino Ranieri (volume 1); Brooks is also referenced in the entry on Pabst (volume 5)
Billard, Pierre. Vamps. Levallois, France: Société d'Éditions, 1958. *
--- a handful of references and images of Brooks are included in this pictorial
Franklin, Joe. Classics of the Silent Screen. New York: Citadel Press, 1959. *
--- contains a full page appreciation, with two illustrations; William Everson served as research assistant on this popular book
Shawn, Ted. Thirty-three Years of American Dance (1927 - 1959) and The American Ballet. Pittsfield, Massachusetts: Eagle Printing and Binding Company, 1959. *
--- Brooks is pictured in a scene from the Denishawn dance "Feather of the Dawn"
References from the 1960's
Rotha, Paul. The Film Till Now. London: Spring Books, 1960. *
--- two-and-one half pages on Pandora's Box (revised and expanded edition of a book first published in 1930, and again in 1949)
Collections Seghers. Dictionnaire du Cinema. Paris: Collections Seghers, 1962. *
--- brief entry on Brooks; " . . . de la feminite et de l'erotisme cinematographiques."
Patalas, Enno. Sozialgeschichte der Stars. Hamburg, Germany: Marion von Schröder Verlag, 1963. *
--- Brooks is pictured, referenced, and is the subject of a section in a chapter on flappers (along with Clara Bow, Colleen Moore and Joan Crawford)
Joseph, Rudolph S. (editor) Der Regisseur: G. W. Pabst, Munich: Munchener Photo und Filmmuseum, 1964.
--- program booklet for a retrospective held at the Photo and Film Museum; includes Brooks' "My Work with Mr. Pabst"
Bessy, Maurice and Chardins, Jean-Louis. Dictionnaire du Cinema et de la Television. Paris: Jean-Jacques Pauvert Editeur, 1965. *
--- brief entry and portrait in this film reference work; Brooks also appears on the cover of the second volume of this four volume set
Barthelemy, Amengual. Georg Wilhelm Pabst . Paris: Editions Seghers, 1966. *
--- monograph on Pabst contains mention of Brooks in relation to her work with Pabst, chapters on the two films the actress made with the director, and scenes from each of the films; click here for a twelve page excerpt in French
Halliwell, Leslie. Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1965.
--- a short entry devoted to Louise Brooks is included in this standard reference work; "American leading lady of the twenties who made her best films in Germany and has remained an attractive critical enigma" (seventh edition, 1980)
Pratt, George C. Spellbound in Darkness. Rochester, New York: University of Rochester, 1966. *
--- a handful of references and an illustration in this significant, pioneering history of silent film; (revised edition published by New York Graphic Society, 1973)
Boussinot, Roger. L'encyclopedie du Cinéma. Paris: Bordas, 1967. *
--- contains a near full-page entry on Brooks
Walker, Alexander. The Celluloid Sacrifice. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1967. *
--- articles by Brooks are twice referenced in this look at "aspects of sex in the movies"
Graham, Peter. A Dictionary of the Cinema. New York: A.S. Barnes & Co, 1968. *
--- Brooks adorns the cover, and is included as an entry in this reference work
Lamprecht, Gerhard. Deutsche Stummfilme 1927 - 1931. Berlin: Deutsche Kinamathek eV Berlin, 1968.
--- discussion of Brooks' two Pabst films
Robinson, David. Hollywood in the Twenties. New York: A.S. Barnes & Co, 1968. *
--- Brooks is referenced eight times
Churchill, Allen. The Liberty Years 1924 - 1950. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1969. *
--- includes three drawings of Brooks (by John H. Striebel)
Durgnat, Raymond. The Crazy Mirror. London: Faber and Faber, 1969.
--- includes a mention of Brooks and A Girl in Every Port
edited. Enciclopedia Ilustrada del Cine. Barcelona, Spain: Editorial labor, S.A., 1969. *
--- includes an entry on Brooks along with a full-page portrait
Howard, Richard. Alone with America. New York, New York: Atheneum, 1969. *
--- passing references to Brooks - "the revived vamp a la Louise Brooks"- in this colection of"Essays on the Art of Poetry in the United States Since 1950"
References from the 1970's
Bucher, Felix. Germany. New York: A.S. Barnes & Co, 1970. *
--- brief entry and still of Brooks; the actress is elsewhere pictured in this dictionary of German film
Rosenberg, Bernard and Silverstein, Harry. The Real Tinsel. New York: MacMillan, 1970. *
--- profiles of significant contributors to the film industry; among them is Walter Wanger who is quoted as saying "And the hair . . . why, I took Louise Brooks, a little girl out of the Ziegfeld chorus, who had bobbed hair. The whole world copied that."
Sarris, Andrew. Confessions of a Cultist: On the Cinema 1955 - 1969. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1970.
--- reviews and essays by the well known critic; "At one time my impossible dream cast for Laughter in the Dark consisted of Emil Jannings as the collector, Conrad Veidt as the poltergeist, and Louise Brooks as the temptress."
Sklar, Robert. The Plastic Age. New York: George Braziller, 1970. *
--- quotes Herbert Blumer Movies and Conduct which mentions Louise Brooks
Shipman, David. The Great Movie Stars: The Golden Years. New York: Crown Publishers, 1970. *
--- this guide to movie stars includes a two page profile of the actress along with three pictures
Cowie, Peter. (editor) A Concise History of The Cinema. New York: A. S. Barnes, 1971. *
--- mention of Brooks in section on Pabst; "But his style was undoubtedly responsible for the extraordinary screen radiance of Louise Brooks . . . ."
Manvell, Roger and Fraenkel, Heinrich. The German Cinema. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1971. *
--- mention of Brooks in section on Pabst; regarding Pandora's Box. "This most extraordinary film has been compared with Carl dreyer's Passion of Joan of Arc (France, 1928) for the intense, intimate way it uses the camera to watch the process of thought and feeling through close shots of the fate. . . . This film was criticized (by Rotha, among others) for its innate inability through lack of sound to match Wedekind's revealing dialogue to the pathetic innocence of Lulu's appearance, which is so much at variance with the sexulaity of what she says."
Pickard, R. A. E. Dictionary of 1,000 Best Films. New York: Association Press, 1971. *
--- Brooks is mentioned and Pandora's Box is included in this guide
Holba, Herbert. Illustrierter Film Kurier 1924 - 1944. Berlin: Deutsche Institut fur Filmkunde, 1972.
--- includes entries on four Brooks films
Mitry, Jean. Histoire du cinema. Paris: Editions universitaire, 1973. *
--- mention of Brooks in sections on G.W. Pabst, Howard Hawks and Herbert Brenon
Kobal, John. Gods & Goddesses of the Movies. New York: Crescent, 1973. *
--- two illustrations and a page of text are devoted to Brooks
Rosen, Marjorie. Popcorn Venus. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1973. *
--- half-dozen references in this study of "women, movies and the American dream"
Robinson, David. History of World Cinema. New York: Stein & Day, 1973. *
--- two passages relate to Brooks
Weinberg, Herman. Saint Cinema. New York: Dover, 1973. *
--- three short passages refer to Brooks, including the actress' reported epitaph, "I never gave away anything that I wish I had not kept; nor kept anything that I wish I had not given away . . . "
Haskell, Molly. From Reverence to Rape. New York: Holt Rhinehart Winston, 1974. *
--- Brooks is discussed in this study of the treatment of women in the movies
Springer, John and Hamilton, Jack D. They Had Faces Then. Secaucus, New Jersey: Citadel Press, 1974. *
--- includes a four paragraph entry on Brooks, as well as three portraits
Anger, Kenneth. Hollywood Babylon. San Francisco: Straight Arrow Books, 1975. *
--- brief mention ("Louise Brooks, one of the loveliest visions ever to grace a screen, went from stardom to a Macy's counter in a vertiginous fall from glory.")and picture of Brooks in this look at scandal in the film world
Petaja, Emil. Photoplay Edition. San Francisco: SISU, 1975. *
--- an illustration from Beggars of Life is pictured in this guide to photoplay books; the Canary Murder Case is listed
Kobal, John. Hollywood Glamour Portraits. New York: Dover, 1976. *
--- photographs of movie stars 1926 - 1949; Brooks adorns the cover and is twice pictured in portraits by Eugene Robert Richee
McConathy, Dale and Vreeland, Diana. Hollywood Costume. New York: Abrams, 1976. *
--- portrait and biographical assessment of Brooks impact on 20's glamour; other references to Brooks' include impact on the appearance of Liza Minnelli in Cabaret
Ragan, David. Who's Who in Hollywood 1900 - 1976. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1976. *
--- short, encyclopedia-style entry on Brooks
Rhode, Eric. A History of the Cinema: From Its Origins to 1970. New York: Hill & Wang, 1976. *
--- Brooks is mentioned in a discussion of Pabst
Sherman, Jane. Soaring: The Diary and Letters of a Denishawn Dancer in the Far East 1925-1926. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1976. *
--- three references to Brooks
Thomson, David. Biographical Dictionary of Film. New York: William Morrow, 1976. *
--- an entry devoted to the actress is included in this standard reference work
Wortley, Richard. A Pictorial History of the Striptease. New York: Chartwell, 1976. *
--- a paragraph of text on the actress
Yodogawa, Nagaharu. Hollywood Actress 1920's. Toyko: Haga Publishing, 1977. *
--- Brooks is included in this look at female stars of the twenties; Brooks is also pictured on the rear cover
Berliner Festspiele GmbH. Photo: Casparius. Berlin: Staatlich Kunsthalle, 1978. *
--- contains a few images of Brooks and scenes from her films by the noted still photographer Hans Casparius
Everson, William. American Silent Film. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978. *
--- two passages and illustrations in this significant history
Peary, Danny. Close-Ups. New York: Galahad Books, 1978. *
--- contains a three page illustrated article by John Springer, "Louise Brooks: Smart and Sassy."
Walker, Alexander. The Shattered Silents. London: Elm Tree Books, 1978. *
--- a passage is devoted to Brooks' role in The Canary Murder Case; the actress is also depicted in a scene from the film
Dardis, Tom. Keaton The Man Who Wouldn't Lie Down. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1979. *
--- a number of references and two images of Brooks are included; Brooks was interviewed by the author and is also mentioned in the acknowledgements, as well receiving a photo credit
Soupault, Philippe. Ecrits de cinema 1918 - 1931. Paris: Plon 1979 *
--- the author is one of the original Surrealists; Brooks and her films are mentioned a few times in various reviews and articles - Brooks is also pictured on the cover and in two stills from Diary of a Lost Girl; a foot note to the aforementioned film reads "Les surréalistes et leurs émules ont professé un véritable culte por Louise Brooks."
Sherman, Jane. The Drama of Denishawn Dance. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1979. *
--- two references and a half-dozen illustrations include Brooks
Wlaschin, Ken. The World's Great Movie Stars And Their Films. London: Salamander, 1979. *
--- near full page entry on Brooks including photos; Wlaschin ends his entry with "Her star seems likely to glow for a long time yet."
References from the 1980's
Girodias, Maurice. The Frog Prince. New York: Crown Publishers, 1980. *
--- memoir (originally published in France in 1977) of the famous publisher; contains two references to Louise Brooks - "The green eyes of Louise Brooks sparkiling beneath her thick black bangs." and " . . . can hold a candle to the Garbos and Marlenes, and even less to my own personal goddess, Louise Brooks."
Kobal, John. The Art of the Great Hollywood Portrait Photographers. New York: Crown, 1980. *
--- two portraits and a brief mention
Kobal, John. Great Film Stills of the German Silent Era. New York: Dover, 1981. *
--- Brooks is twice pictured (in Pandora's Box) and referenced in the introductory essay by Lotte H. Eisner
Grand Larousse Universal. Paris: Larousse, 1982. *
--- brief entry, and still from Pandora's Box, in general interest French encylopedia; volume 3
Cohen-Stratyner, Barbara Naomi. Biographical Dictionary of Dance. NewYork: Schirmer Book. 1982. *
--- an entry on Brooks is included; "Her loss to film is inestimable."
Etherington-Smith, Meredith. Patou. New York: St. Martins, 1983. *
--- illustrated biography of the famed fashion designer; Brooks is referenced and also pictured wearing a bronze lame dress by Patou created for the actress when she was making Pandora's Box
Langlois, Henri; Myrent, Glenn; Jolly, Jean-Pierre. Musée du cinéma: Henri Langlois Paris: Editions Cinémathèque française, 1984. *
--- includes text and images of Brooks
Genet, Jean. Prisoner of Love . Paris: Editions Gallimard, 1986. *
--- "To begin with, all the flowers of Syria, from the humble forget-me-not to the edelweiss, then strange blooms he called Assadia and Talarnia; then eighteen unattainable women - Caroline of Monaco, Lady Di, Miss World '83, Louise Brooks, Lulu, etc., with a poem about each, published by his own publishing house."
Hoaglin, Jess L. The Stars Of Yesteryear. Wherever Is..? (volume II). Newell, Iowa: Bireline Publishing, 1983.
--- contains an entry on the actress
Koszarski, Richard. The Astoria Studio and Its Fabulous Films. New York: Dover, 1983. *
--- a picture history with 227 stills and photographs; Brooks is shown in three stills, and three films in which she appeared are also depicted
Roud, Richard. A Passion for Films. New York: Viking, 1983. *
--- significant passages devoted to Brooks; the actress is also quoted on the back of the book - "Richard Roud is the perfect Henri Langlois biographer."
Thompson, Frank T. William A. Wellman. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1983. *
--- a number of references to Brooks are included in this biography of the acclaimed director
Buache, Freddy. Le cinéma allemand 1918 - 1933. Paris: Hatier, 1984. *
--- contains a discussion, with film stills, of the two films Brooks made with Pabst; the actress also appears on the cover
Fields, Ronald J. W.C. Fields: A Life on Film. New York: St. Martins, 1984. *
--- includes remarks by Brooks on Fields, and an illustrated section on It's the Old Army Game
Bradshaw, Jon. Dreams That Money Can Buy: The Tragic Life of Libby Holman. New York: William Morrow, 1985. *
--- two short passages concern meetings between Holman and Brooks
Vermilye, Jerry. The Films of the Twenties. Secaucus, New Jersey: Citadel Press, 1985. *
--- includes chapters on It's the Old Army Game and Beggars of Life
Casparius, Hans. Casparius In My View. New York: Oswald Wolff Books, 1986. *
--- includes a paragraph on Brooks
Langlois, Georges P. and Myrent, Glenn. Henri Langlois: Premier Citoyen du Cinema. Paris: Editions Denoel, 1986. *
--- contains a reference and a three page passage on Brooks; published in English translation as Henri Langlois, first citizen of cinema (New York: Twayne and London: Prentice Hall International, 1995)
Narboni, Jean. Henri Langlois: Trois cents ans de cinéma. Paris: Cahiers du cinéma: Cinémathèque française, 1986. *
--- contains a number of references to Brooks films, especially Loulou and A Girl in Every Port
Passek, Jean Loup. Dictionnaire du Cinéma. Paris: Libraire Larousse, 1986.
--- contains an entry on Brooks
Peterlic, Ante. Filmska enciklopedija. Zagreb: Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod "Miroslav Krleza", 1986. *
--- half-page illustrated entry on Brooks by Vr. V. in two-volume Croatian film encyclopedia
Robe, Lucy Barry. Co-starring famous women and alcohol. Minneapolis, Minnesota: CompCare Publications, 1986. *
--- includes a handfull of references and a near two-page section on the actress
Vinson, James. International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers: Volume III Actors and Actresses. Chicago: St. James Press, 1986. *
--- full page entry on Brooks by Roger Manvell; (updated with image added in 1992 edition)
Brockhaus Enzyklopadie. Mannheim: F.A. Brockhaus, 1987. *
--- brief entry in general interest German encylopedia; volume 4
Butler, Ivan. Silent Magic. London: Columbus Books Limited, 1987. *
--- half-dozen references, and a substantial passage devoted to the actress in this look at films of the 1920's
Fahey, David and Rich, Linda. Masters of Starlight. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1987. *
--- catalog to exhibit of Hollywood glamour photographers; includes an image of the actress by Eugene Richee
Langman, Larry. Encyclopedia of American Film Comedy. New York: Garland Publishing, 1987. *
--- a half-page entry is devoted to the actress; "... an unusually beautiful and gifted performer."
Duberman, Martin Bauml. Paul Robeson. New York: Knopf, 1988. *
--- about April 21, 1925, Brooks met Paul Robeson at a party at the apartment of Carl Van Vechten, according to Essie Robeson's diary, (she "was very late and I couldn't wait for her, but . . . Paul said she was very conceited and impossible")
Jowitt, Deborah. Time and the Dancing Image. New York: William Morrow, 1988. *
--- a reference and image which includes Brooks can be found in this history of dance
Naremore, James. Acting in the Cinema. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988. *
--- a number of references to Brooks
Stenn, David. Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild. New York: Doubleday, 1988. *
--- more than a dozen references to Brooks in this biography of the "It" girl
Durant, Philippe and Grammont, Benedicte. Les seductrices du cinema. Paris: Favre, 1989. *
--- full page of text and full page portrait
References from the 1990's
Jones, Evan. Epicurean Delight: The Life and Times of James Beard. New York: Knopf, 1990. *
--- "A couple of years before he died, Jim called my attention to this passage about restaurant service that he'd come across in Louise Brooks's nostalgic Lulu in Hollywood "... when I was sawing away on a squab in the Colony, it scooted off my . . . ."
Engelmeier, Regine and Peter W. Fashion in Films. Munich, Germany: Prestal-Verlag, 1990. *
--- Brooks is twice referenced
Koszarski, Richard. An Evening's Entertainment. New York: MacMillan, 1990. *
--- a handful of references and a three-page section are devoted to Brooks in this highly regarded history of the American cinema
Kuhn, Annette. The Women's Companion to International Film . London: Virago, 1990. *
--- includes a half-page entry on the actress
Graham, Martha. Blood Memory. New York: Doubleday, 1991. *
--- Brooks is referenced and pictured in this autobiography of the dancer
Horst, Horst P. Horst Sixty Years of Photography. New York: Universe, 1991. *
--- a portrait of Brooks is included in this monograph
Rainey, Buck. The Life and Films of Buck Jones: The Sound Era. Waynesville, North Carolina: The World of Yesterday, 1991. *
--- a handfull of references and pictures of Brooks are included in this monograph
Bach, Steven. Marlene Dietrich: Life and Legend. New York: William Morrow, 1992. *
--- a handful of references to Brooks
Dyer, Richard and Vincendeau, Ginette. Popular European Cinema. New York: Routledge, 1992. *
--- "Angela Carter named the three surrealist love goddesses as being Louise Brooks first and foremost, followed by Dietrich and Barbara Steele."
Leonardini, Jean - Pierre. Hollywood, desirs de stars. France: Messidor, 1992.
--- "Louise Brooks le beau front du refus" includes photos of the actress
Maltin, Leonard. Little Rascals: The Life and Times of Our Gang. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1992. *
--- entry on the 1927 Our Gang short, Ten Years Old, notes that a newspaper photo of Brooks is included in the film
Soares, Janet Mansfield. Louis Horst: Musician in A Dancer's World. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1992. *
--- Brooks is twice referenced and quoted in this book on the musical director of the Denishawn dance troupe
Baker, Jean-Claude and Chase, Chris. Josephine: The Hungry Heart. New York: Random House, 1993. *
--- Brooks' observations of 1920's Berlin are quoted in this biography of Josephine Baker
Gandert, Gero. Der Film der Weimarer Republik 1929. Ein Handbuch der zeitgenossischen Kritik. Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 1993. *
--- the actress is referenced in regards her two films with Pabst
Sexton, Adam. Desperately Seeking Madonna: In Search of the Meaning of the World's Most Famous Woman. New York: Delta, 1993. *
--- "Madonna has, from time to time, emulated Marilyn's 'look' - but this hardly means she identifies with her or is 'fated' to have a tragic life. After all, Madonna has just as often emulated Marlene Dietrich, Louise Brooks, and Clara Bow. Her heroes are women such as the late Martha Graham and artist Frida Kahlo."
Weiss, Andrea. Vampires & Violets. New York: Penguin Books, 1993. *
--- material on Brooks and Pandora's Box is included in this look at lesbians in film
Ziegfeld, Richard and Paulette. The Ziegfeld Touch. New York: Abrams, 1993. *
--- Brooks is referenced and pictured in this illustrated history
Grande Enciclopedico De Agostini. Novara: DeAgostini, 1994. *
--- brief entry, with scene still from Miss Europa in Italian encylopedia; volume 5
Bernstein, Matthew. Walter Wanger Hollywood Independent. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1994. *
--- Brooks is quoted three times regarding the famed producer
Maltin, Leonard. Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia. New York: Dutton, 1994. *
--- a three-quarter page entry on Brooks is included in this reference work
Oderman, Stuart. Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 1994. *
--- Brooks is mentioned and quoted (from a letter to the author)
Paris, Barry. Garbo. New York: Knopf, 1994. *
--- numerous references to Brooks are included in this biography of the Swedish-born actress
Tomlinson, Doug. Actors on Acting for the Screen. New York: Garland Publishing, 1994. *
--- half-page entry devoted to Brooks
Trasko, Mary. Daring Do's: A History of Extraordinary Hair. New York: Flammarion, 1994. *
--- full-page portrait, and mention; "Louise Brooks, so beguiling in her shiny black helmet of hair, prompted thousands of women to follow suit. But not every women's profile took to the bob as beautifully."
Tynan, Kathleen (editor). Kenneth Tynan Letters. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1994. *
--- selected letters of the theater critic and journalist; contains a number of letters to the actress and other references.
Creekmur, Corey K. and Doty, Alexander. Out in Culture: Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Essays on Popular Culture . Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1995. *
--- Brooks is mentioned and quoted in an essay on gay culture in 1920's Berlin
Davis, Darrell William. Picturing Japaneseness. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995. *
--- "The moga was a fashionally liberated symbol of women's rebelion against the stifling patriarchal order. With her bobbed hair, tight skirt, makeup, and insouciant cigarette, the moga was both a fictional and historical emblem of women's liberation in the 1920s and 1930s. Greta Garbo, Clara Bow, and Louise Brooks were the models for moga. She was a favorite character in literature, as in . . . ."
Douglas, Ann. Terrible Honesty. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995. *
--- the actress is referenced eight times in this look at cultural life in Manhattan in the 1920's
Meade, Marion. Buster Keaton: Cut to the Chase. New York: HarperCollins, 1995. *
--- the actress is referenced a number of times
Pepper, Terence. Limelight. London: National Portrait Gallery, 1995. *
--- catalog to exhibit of portraits by James Abbe; includes an image of Brooks
Rapp, Bernard with Lamy, Jean-Claude. Dictionnaire des films. Paris: Larousse, 1995. *
--- includes entries on five of Brooks' films
Guidotti, R., Piselli, S., and Morrocchi, R. Diva Blue. Italy: Edizione Brossurata, 199?.
--- multilingual book which includes an essay on Brooks and Pabst
Beier, Brigitte. et al. A film krónikája. Budapest: Officina Nova, 1996. *
--- contains an article about Brooks entitled "Brooks hangtalan erotikája" (this volume is the Hungarian edition of a German book)
Carter, Angela. The Curious Room: Collected Dramatic Works. London: Chatto & Windus, 1996. *
--- Brooks is mentioned in the notes regarding Carter's 1988 stage play Lulu
Dijkstra, Bram. Evil Sisters. New York: Knopf, 1996. *
--- lengthy consideration of the actress and her role as Lulu in Pandora's Box in this study of "the threat of female sexuality and the cult of manhood"
Dwyer, Ruth Anne. Malcolm St. Clair. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press 1996. *
--- eight references to Brooks are included in this study of the film director
Guilaroff, Sydney. Crowning Glory. Santa Monica, California: General Publishing Group, 1996. *
--- the one time MGM hair stylist and "Hollywood's favorite confident" tells the story of how he helped shaped Brooks' distinctive bob
Hillier, Jim and Wollen, Peter. Howard Hawks American Artist. London: British Film Institute, 1996. *
--- references to Brooks and the Hawks' film A Girl in Every Port
Leonardi, Susan J. and Pope, Rebecca A. The Diva's Mouth : Body, Voice, Prima Donna Politics. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1996. *
--- Brooks' influence on the pop singer Madonna is mentioned; Madonna is quoted as saying " . . . there was Lulu because I was worshiping Louise Brooks."
Liebman, Roy. Silent Film Performers. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 1996. *
--- Brooks is included in this "annotated bibliography of published, unpublished and archival sources for over 350 actors and actresses"
Milton, Joyce. Tramp: The Life of Charlie Chaplin. New York: HarperCollins, 1996. *
--- includes a number of references to Brooks
Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey. The Oxford History of World Cinema. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. *
--- Brooks is referenced and pictured regarding her work with Pabst
Tambling, Jeremy. Opera and the Culture of Fascism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
--- Brooks' role as Lulu is referenced in relation to German opera productions of the 1930's
Waresquiel, Emmanuel. De Coco Chanel a Maurice Chevalier. Paris: Larousse, 1996. *
--- two captioned portraits of Brooks in this survey of life in France between 1900 and 1945
Conner, Lynne. Spreading the Gospel of the Modern Dance. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997. *
--- Brooks is referenced in this study of dance criticism in the United States, 1850 - 1934
Drake, James A. et.al. Rosa Ponselle: A Centenary Biography . Portland, Oregon: Amadeus Press, 1997.*
--- the Barry Paris biography is twice referenced in this tribute to the opera singer
Eyman, Scott. The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution 1926-1930
. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.
--- three references to Brooks
Finler, Joel. Silent Cinema. London: B. T. Batsford Ltd, 1997. *
--- illustrations and more than a half-dozen references to Brooks in this survey of "world cinema before the coming of sound"
Keesey, Pam. Vamps: An Illustrated History of the Femme Fatale. San Francisco, California: Cleis Press, 1997.
--- Brooks is profiled and pictured in this book
Louvish, Simon. Man on the Flying Trapeze: The Life and Times of W. C. Fields. New York: W. W. Norton, 1997. *
--- numerous references to Brooks and her association with the comedian
Lynn, Kenneth S. Charlie Chaplin and His Times. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. *
--- numerous references to Brooks are included in this biography of the actor
Oller, John. Jean Arthur: The Actress Nobody Knew. New York: Limelight Editions, 1997. *
--- a half-dozen references in this biography of the Canary Murder Case co-star
Powrie, Phil. French Cinema in the 1980s: Nostalgia and the Crisis of Masculinity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. *
--- Brooks is mentioned in relation to the French actress Juliette Binoche; "Binoche is designed to remind the spectator of Godard's Karina, who was already designed to look like the Louise Brooks of Pandora's Box . . . ."
Alvarez, Luis Alberto. Paginas de cine, volume 3. Medellin, Colombia: Editorial Universidad de Antioquia, 1998. *
--- contains four references to Brooks in this collection of film criticism (volume two also contains a single reference)
edited. Almanac of Famous People. The Gale Group, 1998. *
--- Brooks is included in the 6th edition
edited. Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Volume 1: 1981-1985. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998. *
--- extensive entry on the actress by Tinky "Dakota" Weisblat
Cardullo, Bert. Playing to the Camera. Yale University Press, 1998. *
--- five references and an excerpt from the 1965 John Kobal interview with Brooks are included in this anthology in which "film actors discuss their craft" - Brooks is also pictured on the cover
Castelluccio, Frank and Walker, Alvin. The Other Side of Ethel Mertz. Machester, CT: Knowledge, Ideas, and Trends, 1998. *
--- three paragraphs related to Vivian Vance's childhood friend, Louise Brooks
Donald, James, Friedberg, Anne, and Marcus, Laura (editors). Close-Up 1927 - 1933. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton, 1998. *
--- contains selections from the seminal British film journal, including H.D.'s (Hilda Doolittle) interview / profile with G. W. Pabst on the making of Pandora's Box
Douin, Jean - Luc. Dictionnaire de la Censure au Cinéma. Paris: PUF, 1998.
--- includes material relating to the actress
Mann, William J. Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, Hollywood's First Openly Gay Star. New York: Viking Press, 1998.
--- Brooks is referenced
Mulvey, Kate and Richards, Melissa. Decades of Beauty. New York: Checkmark Books, 1998. *
--- Brooks is twice pictured; "Louise Brooks, whose regular features, impeccable bone structure and boyish bob heralded a new criteria for beauty. Strikingly photogenic, she progressed from light flapper roles to tougher parts in Hollywood and later Germany."
Micheli, Sergio. Bertolt Brecht e il cinema di Weimar. Firenze, Italy: Manent, 1998. *
---mention of Brooks in a two page discussion of Pabst and the films he made with the actress
Page, Norman. Auden and Isherwood: The Berlin Years. New York: St. Martins Press, 1998. *
--- Brooks' film work is referenced in this account of the lives of the two English writers
Sarris, Andrew. "You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet". Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. *
--- contains a discussion of Brooks and a handful of other mentions
Stephens, Autumn. Drama Queens: Wild Women of the Silver Screen. Berkeley, California: Conari Press, 1998. *
--- Brooks is one of a number of film personalities profiled in this book
Andrew, Geoff. Directors Vision. New York: Acappella, 1999. *
--- Brooks is mentioned and pictured in a scene from Pandora's Box in the page on director G.W. Pabst
Conrad, Peter. Modern Times, Modern Places. New York: Knopf, 1999. *
--- Brooks is mentioned six times and pictured once in this look at the 20th century and "how life and art were transformed in a century of revolution, innovation and radical change"
Elsaesser, Thomas with Wedel, Michael. BFI Companion to German Cinema. London: BFI, 1999. *
--- brief entry on Brooks
Eisenschitz, Bernard. Le cinéma allemand. Nathan, 1999
--- includes references to the Pabst's films
Hollander, Anne. Feeding the Eye. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.
--- brief mentions of Brooks
Holt, Niles R. Women in World History. Waterford, Connecticut: Yorkin Publications, 1999.
--- four page entry on Brooks in volume 3
Mass, Frederica Sagor. The Shocking Miss Pilgrim. Lexington, Kentucky: University of Kentucky Press, 1999. *
--- passing mention of Brooks in this memoir by the screenwriter who scripted Rolled Stockings
McCaffrey, Donald W. and Jacobs, Christopher P. Guide to the Silent Years of American Cinema. New York: Greenwood Press, 1999. *
--- references to Brooks
Mendes, Valerie and De La Haye, Amy. 20th Century Fashion. New York and London: Thames and Hundson, 1999. *
--- portrait and passing mention of Brooks
Meskimmon, Marsha. We Weren't Modern Enough: Women Artists and the Limits of German Modernism. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1999. *
--- Brooks is referenced in the chapter on the image of the prostitute during the Weimar
Pallingston, Jessica. Lipstick. New York and London: St. Martin's Press, 1999. *
--- "Silent Star Louise Brooks did her part to popularize the painted mouth in the 1920s, but not much credit is given today to her mother, who also did her part for lipstick liberation. Myra Brooks, a feminist on the women's club lecture circuit in the twenties, stood before the crowds with her message that 'women of today have a right to use every artifice, in reason and with harmony, to make themselves atrractive.' Myra was also a beauty scribe, writing a book called Health, Beauty and Psychology. Unfortunately, no copies have survived, but her beauty hints and beauty philosophy live on in the films of her daughter."
Kahlweit, Cathrin. Jahrhundertfrauen. Austria: Beck, 1999.
--- contains Angela Schmitt-Glaser' article on Brooks, Jean Seberg, Sharon Stone and Romy Schneider
Sullivan, Steve. Glamour Girls: The Illustrated Encyclopedia. New York: St. Martin's, 1999. *
--- an entry on Brooks is included
Updike, John. More Matter: Essays and Criticism. New York: Knopf, 1999. *
--- "Vargas began, in the 1920s, as an illustrator for the Ziegfeld Follies, which sheathed the female form in feathers and fantasy. The early Vargas girl depicted here sports wings, as well as a Louise Brooks hairdo."
Wollstein, Hans J. Vixens, Floozies and Molls. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 1999. *
--- eight references to Brooks in this look at "28 actresses of late 1920's and 1930's Hollywood"
References from the 2000's
Carter, Graydon and Friend, David. Vanity Fair's Hollywood. New York: Viking Studio, 2000. *
--- full page portrait of Brooks by Edward Steichen serves as frontis piece to this lavish pictorial
Cosio, Robyn with Robins, Cynthia. The Eyebrow. New York: Regan Books, 2000. *
--- Brooks is pictured twice, including once on the cover
Edgar, Kathleen J. Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2000. *
--- lengthy biographical sketch originally written in 1992
edited. Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television volume 27. The Gale Group, 2000. *
--- concise summary of Brooks' biographical and career information
Jaccard, Roland.. Une fille pour l'été. Paris: Zulma, 2000. *
--- includes a short chapter, "Quand Louise Brooks rencontre Pabst a la gare de Berlin"
Jacobsen, Wolfgang; Prinzler, Hans Helmut; Sudendorf, Werner. Filmmuseum Berlin. Berlin: Nicolai, 2000. *
--- includes text and numerous images from Brooks' time in Germany
Leddick, David. Intimate Companions: A Triography of George Platt Lynes, Paul Cadmus, Lincoln Kirstein, and Their Circle. New York: St. Martin's, 2000. *
--- a passing reference - "Or Tallulah Bankhead, who was captivating London audiences playing Iris March on stage, or Louise Brooks, who was taking the type a step further, and making film history, when she played Lulu in the German film Pandora's Box. A photograph from this period shows George in drag, wearing lipstick and a cloche hat, and certainly indicates he identified with these young women."
McLellan, Diana. The Girls. New York: L.A. Weekly Books, 2000. *
--- Brooks is mentioned numerous times in this look at lesbianism in film
Quinlan, David. Quinlan's Film Stars. Dulles, Virginia: Brassey's, 2000. *
--- an entry and picture is devoted to Brooks in this encyclopedia of film stars (5th edition of a book first published in 1981)
Rees, Nigel. Cassell's Movie Quotations. London, United Kingdom, 2000. *
--- contains a few quotations by the actress
Schenkar, Joan. Truly Wilde. New York: Basic Books, 2000. *
--- biography of Dolly Wilde (the niece of Oscar Wilde); includes a slighty related five page appendix titled "The Lesbian in Louise Brooks' Life"
Bjork, Angela and Turudich, Daniela. Vintage Face: Period Looks from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, & 1950s. Long Beach, California: Streamline Press, 2001.
--- Brooks is included in this book on make-up
Blumenthal, Ralph. Stork Club: America's Most Famous Nightspot and the Lost World of Cafe Society. New York: Back Bay Books, 2001. *
--- "Fancying himself a Broadway Romeo, a big spender and big tipper, he [Stork Club founder Sherman Billingsley] was at first shy around the chorines, but soon he won dates with starlets and headliners like Louise Brooks, Blossom Seeley, Marilyn Miller, Nell Brinkley, Ann Pennington, and Helen Morgan."
Editors of American Heritage Magazine. Overrated / Underrated. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2001. *
--- Brooks is deemed overrated by film historian Jeanine D. Basinger
Lahr, John. (editor) The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan. New York and London: Bloomsbury, 2001. *
--- contains a handful of entries mentioning Brooks
Thomson, David. Hollywood: A Celebration!. New York: DK Publishing, 2001. *
--- full page picture of Brooks, along with brief text, leads the chapter on the silent era; "If this book had been compiled in 1927, this beauty might not have gained admission. For then, Louise Brooks (left, in The Canary Murder Case) was one starlet among many. But her career was changed when the German director, G. W. Pabst, asked her to go to Berlin to make Pandora's Box (1929). Today, we look at that film and see that the very frank face from Cherryvale, Kansas, was an icon of the 1920's."
Villecco, Tony. Silent Stars Speak: Interviews With Twelve Cinema Pioneers. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2001. *
--- a portrait, and about one page of material in the chapter on Francis Lederer
Bona, Damien. Inside Oscar 2. New York: Ballantine Books, 2002. *
--- " . . . . from 1997. The announcer said the participants included 'eighty- eight-year-old Louise Brooks,' thus confusing Luise Rainer with the deceased star of Pandora's Box . . . . Binoche told the press that her look was inspired by the character Lulu who Louise Brooks played in G. W Pabst's Pandora's Box, but Tracey Ullman wanted to know, 'Why did Juliette Binoche look like Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot."
Boyd, Valerie. Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston. New York: Scribner, 2002. *
--- referenced in biography of the Harlem Reniassance novelist; "Not only was self-knowledge valued in this brave new world, but so was self-expression - both artistic and sexual. . . . Meanwhile, dancer and movie star Louise Brooks was hailed in a 1926 magazine profile as the epitome of New York style because she knew how to 'BE COOL AND LOOK HOT.' Elsewhere, Brooks announced, in crude and certain terms, that her favorite pastimes were drinking and having sex. And she did plenty of both, sometimes very publicly. Her behavior was not uncommon. . . . "
Charyn, Jerome. Sizzling Chops & Devilish Spins: Ping-Pong and the Art of Staying Alive. New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 2002. *
--- two references - "They reminded me a bit of Louise Brooks, the invisible actress, whose one short book, Lulu tin Hollywood, was so much more incisive than the sickening, false memoirs of movie stars and the enormous tomes of film historians. Lulu had been right there. 'Staring down at my name in light son the marquee of the Wilshire Theatre was like reading an advertisement of my own isolation. . . . Like Lulu herself, Louise Brooks, Miles has a marvelous eye for detail."
Corey,Melinda. American Film Institute Desk Reference. New York: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2002. *
--- includes an entry on the actress, and a couple of images, in this encyclopedia style work
Harris, Daniel. A Memoir of No One in Particular: In Which Our Author Indulges in Naïve Indiscretions, a Self-Aggrandizing Solipsism, and an Off-Putting Infatuation with His Own Bodily Functions. New York: Basic Books, 2002. *
--- &"There is nothing inspirational about my life story, nothing that I could confidently ask my readers to emulate. A comment comes to mind that I have always admired by the silent movie actress Louise Brooks, a recluse and alcoholic, who, when questioned by a Life magazine reporter writing about retired actresses and their secrets for remaining young and active, avoided the wise cliches of a radiant Ginger Rogers andf a gracious Loretta Young and smapped back something to the effect of 'No one needs me to tell them how to wreck a life'."
Jaccard, Roland and Slocombe, Romain. L'homme élégant. Paris: Zulma, 2002.
--- the book contains a dedication to Louise Brooks
Maddex, Alison. Sex in the City. New York: Universe, 2002. *
--- includes two pages of text and images in this look at the history of sexuality in New York City
Martin, Frank. Shadowlands: Pictures from a Silent Screen. Oxford, England: The Inky Parrot Press, 2002.
--- limited edition book includes wood cuts, lino cuts, and etchings depicting scenes and portraits from the silent screen era, including Louise Brooks
Parrish, Robert. Hollywood Divas: The Good, the Bad, and the Fabulous. Chicago: Contemporary Book, 2002.
--- includes a four page profile of Brooks and an image from Pandoras Box
Thomson, David. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film. New York: Knopf, 2002. *
--- contains a significant entry on Brooks, discussion of Brooks in the entry on G. W. Pabst, and mention of Brooks in other entries (Colleen Moore, Humphrey Bogart, etc...)
Tibbetts, John. Encyclopedia of Great Filmmakers. New York: Checkmark Books, 2002. *
--- contains discussion of Brooks in the entry on director G. W. Pabst
Wayne, Jane Ellen. The Golden Girls of MGM. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2002. *
--- contains two brief discussions related to Brooks
Charyn, Jerome. Gangsters & Gold Diggers. New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 2003.
--- includes a picture, a couple of passing references and a half chapter devoted to Brooks, as well as a dedication &To my own bestiary: Bert Williams, Louise Brooks, and 'Owney the Killer' Madden&
Curtis, James. W.C. Fields. New York: Knopf, 2003.
--- discussion of Brooks, her roles in the Ziegfeld Follies and It's the Old Army Game, and her relationship with Fields
edited. Encyclopedia of the Great Plains. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 2003.
--- contains an entry on Brooks by Thomas Gladysz
Shellard, Dominic. Kenneth Tynan: Writing for Posterity. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2003.
--- contains a couple of passages relating to Brooks
Tierney, Tom. Movie Star Vamps and Scamps Paper Dolls. New York: Dover, 2003.
--- an image of Brooks is included in this collection of paper dolls - Brooks is also depicted on the cover
Burke, Carolyn. Lee Miller: A Life. New York: Knopf, 2005.
--- contains nine references to Brooks in this biography of the Surrealist photographer
Langley, Susan. Roaring '20s Fashions: Deco. New York: Schiffer, 2005.
--- contains a handful of references to Brooks, as well as two images
Gourley, Catherine. Flappers and the New American Women. Minneapolis, Minn: Twenty First Century Books, 2008.
--- contains a handful of references and a portrait of Brooks in book aimed for students