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lulu  This page presents an annotated, worldwide bibliography of reviews, articles and other published material related to the 1926 film Love 'Em and Leave 'Em. This American film includes Louise Brooks in the role of Janie Walsh. Around the world, this film was exhibited or written about under other titles including Amalos y dejalos (Argentina); Se corrió una fija (Argentina); Amal-as e deixal-as (Brazil); Láska 'em a odejít 'em (Czechoslovkia); Le galant etalagiste (France); and ˇAmalos & y déjalos! (Spain).

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 December 2006.

Love 'Em and Leave 'Em
released December 6, 1926

Lusk, Norbert. "Jolson-Griffith Suit Interests." Los Angeles Times, September 19, 1926. (United States) *
--- segment about production of the film in article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "Young Girl Finds New Path to Fame and Stardom in Pictures." Mansfield News, November 10, 1926. (United States) *
--- Brooks is mentioned in article about Dorothy Matthews in Mansfield, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Stage - Music - Photoplay." Detroit Saturday Night, November 27, 1926. (United States) *
--- short write-up in weekly Detroit, Michigan entertainment newspaper

anonymous. "New Pictures." Exhibitor's Herald, November 27, 1926. (United States) *
--- film synopsis

anonymous. "Knickerbocker Bill Combines Life and Pep." Nashville Banner, November 28, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Nashville, Tennessee newspaper

anonymous. "Love Em and Leave Em Is Feature Film at Knickerbocker All Week." Nashville Tennessean, November 28, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Miss Brooks scores a triumph." - article in Nashville Tennessee newspaper

Heffernan, Harold. "The New Movies in Review." Detroit News, November 29, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Detroit, Michigan newspaper

McCormick, Ella H. "Reel Players." Detroit Free Press, November 29, 1926. (United States) *
--- "There are some excellent close-ups of Louise Brooks' famous dancing legs." - review in Detroit, Michigan newspaper

Richardson, Charles J. "Fair Comedy at Michigan." Detroit Times, November 29, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Detroit, Michigan newspaper

Harris, Genevieve. "Whiteman's Band and a Clever Picture." Chicago Evening Post, November 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Chicago, Illinois newspaper

Tinee, Mae. "Great Little Picture with Fancy Trimmings on View at Chicago." Chicago Tribune, November 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is ideal in the role of hard-boiled, lying man-eating Janie." - Chicago, Illinois newspaper

Reel, Rob. "Chicago Bill the Best Ever, According to Rob." Chicago Evening American, December 1, 1926. (United States) *
--- "It's an example of a little idea that was made into a great deal." - review in Chicago, Illinois newspaper

Sheekman, Arthur. "Whiteman's Concert and Pleasant Film on Bill at Chicago." Chicago Daily Journal, December 1, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, whose gifts as an actress include a boyish sort of beauty and a sophisticated smile, is the bad girl." - review in Chicago, Illinois newspaper

anonymous. "Galax Theater Has Pleasing Feature This Week." Birmingham News, December 3, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief review in Birmingham, Alabama newspaper

Better Films Committee of Birmingham. "Better Films." Birmingham News, December 3, 1926. (United States) *
--- "A most human picture, with swift, real action behind the lightness of treatment. Good for high school age and over." - capsule review in Birmingham, Alabama newspaper

anonymous. "Circus at Keith's." Trenton Times, December 3, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief review in Trenton, New Jersey newspaper

anonymous. "Strand." Evening Bulletin, December 4, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Providence, Rhode Island newspaper

anonymous. "Amusements." Arkansas Gazzette, December 5, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief review in Little Rock, Arkansas newspaper

anonymous. "Theme Of Film At Galax Modern Love-Making." Birmingham Age-Herald, December 5, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Birmingham, Alabama newspaper

anonymous. "At the Theaters." Providence Journal, December 5, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Providence, Rhode Island newspaper

anonymous. "At the Crossroads of the World." Sonntagsblatt Staats-Zeitung und Herold, December 5, 1926. (United States) *
--- full page illustrrations in German-language New York City newspaper

Tinee, Mae. "November's Six Best Photoplays." Chicago Tribune, December 5, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em is one of the snappiest little comedy dramas of the season. Full of human interest. Splendidly directed. Acted beautifully." - Chicago, Illinois newspaper

anonymous. "Offerings at Picture Houses." Buffalo Courier-Express, December 6, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Buffalo, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Empire Theater." Portland Evening Express, December 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief article in Portland, Maine newspaper

Cruikshank, "Herb." "Impressions of New Pictures." Morning Telegraph, December 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Acting honors go to Evelyn Brent. There is little left over for Louise Brooks and Arthur Donaldson." - New York City newspaper

Herzog, Dorothy. "Comedy Drama Film." Daily Mirror, December 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- " . . . a featherweight comedy drama that should register with the public because of the fine work done by the principals and its amusing gags. . . . Louise Brooks gives the best performance of her flicker career as the selfish, snappily dressed, alive number - Janie. Miss brooks sizzles through this celluloider, a flapper lurer with a Ziegfeld figure and come-on eyes." - New York City newspaper

Kary, A. S. "Toto Is Supreme on New Program at Keith Theater." Dayton Journal, December 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- capsule review in Dayton, Ohio newspaper

Pelswick, Rose. "New Pictures on Broadway." New York Evening Journal, December 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Anyway, the film is amusing, with both Evelyn and Louise doing good work." - New York City newspaper

Underhill, Harriette. "On the Screen." New York Herald Tribune, December 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- "We liked Louise Brooks as Janie, the selfish sister." - New York City newspaper

Waldorf, Wilella. "New Photoplays." New York Post, December 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- short review in New York City newspaper

Zimmerman, Katherine. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em at the New Paramount." New York Telegram, December 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The comely person of Miss Brooks is always restful for the tired business orb that does not seek beyond, and Miss Brent helps out quite a bit with the acting." - New York City newspaper

anonymous. "What the Press Agents Say." Waterbury Republican, December 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Waterbury, Conneticut newspaper

anonymous. "The New Film." Brooklyn Daily Times, December 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

author unknown. New York Graphic, December 8?, 1926. (United States)
--- "Frank Tuttle directed the picture and has interpolated some highly amusing touches." - New York City newspaper

Cohen Jr., John S. "Picture Plays and Players." New York Sun, December 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The real surprise of the film is Louise Brooks. With practically all connoisseurs of beauty in the throes of adulation over her generally effectiveness, Miss Brooks has not heretofore impressed anyone as a roomful (as Lorelei says) of Duses. But in Love 'Em and Leave 'Em, unless I too have simply fallen under her spell, she gives an uncannily effective impersonation of a bad little notion counter vampire. Even her excellent acting, however, cannot approach in effectiveness the scenes where, in 'Scandals' attire, she does what we may call a mean Charleston." - New York City newspaper

Creelman, Eileen. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em Made Into Screen Story." New York American, December 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- " . . . an hour of genuine entertainment. . . . Louise Brooks is learning to act. This picture finds her giving a real characterization far more convincing than Evelyn Brent's And for the first time she uses her Follies training in a solo dance." - New York City newspaper

Dickstein, Martin. "The Cinema Circuit." Brooklyn Daily Eagle, December 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, as usual, is nice to look at, and that about sums up the quality of her Janie Walsh." - review in New York City newspaper

Fred. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em." Variety, December 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The cast has three featured members - Evelyn Brent, Lawrence Gray and Louise Brooks. It would have been just as well to have reversed the order of the names, for Louise Brooks, playing an entirely unsympathetic role . . . , runs away with the picture."

Hall, Mourdant. "The Gambling Shop Girl." New York Times, December 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is an interesting type, but her acting in this film is not exactly studious, nor can she be for an instant accused of submerging her personality in that of the character." - New York City newspaper

Martin, Quinn. "The New Film." The World, December 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

McGowen, Roscoe. "Store Clerks' Drama Bundle of Keen Lines." Daily News, December 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Director Tuttle has managed to present Louise Brooks in a role to which she lends some conviction as well as ornamentation. . . . all very well and entertainingly done." - New York City newspaper

Ruge, Clara. "Theater und Musik." New Yorker Volkszeitung, December 9, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief mention in German-language, New York City newspaper

anonymousl. "New York Store is Background for Film Plot." Los Angeles Times, December 10, 1926. (United States) *
--- short article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "Snappy Comedy to be Seen Today at Metropolitan." Los Angeles Daily Illustrated News, December 10, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

Barnes, Hal. "For the Xmas Film Shopper Theaters Compete With Bargains." Los Angeles Daily Illustrated News, December 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, the direct antithesis of Clara Bow in coloring, but as vivacious as any ingenue yet offered on the silver sheet, is again welcomed back to the Metropolitan in this picture." - review in Los Angeles, California newspaper

Busby, Marquis. "Virtue is Its Own Reward." Los Angeles Times, December 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks pouts quite distractingly as the spoiled, younger sister." - Los Angeles, California newspaper

Goss, Gregory. "Girls in 'Love 'Em' Film Rout Old Traditions." Los Angeles Examiner, December 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is cast as the gold digging younger sister, and her acting shows improvement over previous efforts." - Los Angeles, California newspaper

Price, Guy. "Riotous Glee in Picture at Metropolitan." Los Angeles Evening Herald, December 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- " . . . cleverly portrayed by Louise Brooks." - Los Angeles, California newspaper

Rorke, Hal. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em Opens at Metropolitan." Los Angeles Daily Illustrated News, December 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks has the sweet and low business, and very sweet and very low she is. Her contribution, as Mame's sister, Janie, is the nearest approach to a heavy which this entirely different film boasts, and that is not forgetting Osgood Perkins' fine work as the petty larceny race tout." - review in Los Angeles, California newspaper

S., P. "Bright Comedy at Met." Los Angeles Record, December 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Evelyn Brent is nominally starred in Love Em and Leave Em, but the work of Louise Brooks, suave enticing newcomer to the Lasky fold, stands out most. The flippant, self-centered little shop girl is given sly and knowing interpretation by MIss Brooks, who is, if memory serves aright, a graduate of that great American institute of learning, the Follies." - review in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "All is Quiet at The Movies This Week." Kansas City Star, December 12, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Miss Brooks is the selfish sister and for once has a real part. As the baby vamp in the leather goods she ogles her sister's bean in the hope he will introduce her to the handsome floorwalker. It is something of a novelty to find Miss Brooks in leather goods. Most directors have been putting this former Follies beauty in trunks." - review in Kansas City, Missouri newspaper

anonymous. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em." Wichita Beacon, December 12, 1926. (United States) *
--- full page illustrated article in Wichita, Kansas newspaper

Feldkamp, Frances V. "Movie Reviews." St. Louis Globe-Democrat, December 12, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise's dancing is a welcome contrast to the character's petty grafting." - St. Louis, Missouri newspaper

anonymous. "Motion Picture Reviews." Kansas City Times, December 13, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks does another of her flapper parts and is a good deal more realistic than the widely heralded Clara Bow. Miss Brooks uses the dumb bell rather than the spit-fire method. But she always gets what she wants." - review in in Kansas City, Missouri newspaper

Herbert, Hake. "Missouri." St. Louis Times, December 13, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, the sister who is responsibl;e for all of her sorrow, personifies the popular conception of a modfern flapper with faultless accuracy. Her so-called 'million dollar' legs contribute materially to this portrayal." - review in St. Louis, Missouri newspaper

Nie. "The Week's New Films." St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 13, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief review; "Louise Brooks, Lawrence Gray and Evelyn Brent are excellent as everyday department store clerks." - St. Louis, Missouri newspaper

W. Jr., R. "The Weekly News Reel." New York Herald Tribune, December 13, 1927. (United States) *
--- short item in film column; "Though the screen version of Love 'Em and Leave 'Em can hardly be set down with any justice as a film achievement, it did manage to accomplish one thing. It has silenced, for the time being at least, the charge that Louise Brooks cannot act. Her portrayal of the predatory shop girl of the Abbott-Weaver tale was one of the bright spots of recent film histrionism." - New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Paramount Film at Met Offers Modern Ideas." Los Angeles Daily Illustrated News, December 14, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks . . . an alluring little flirt . . . ." - article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "Metropolitan Opus Reunites Two Good Pals." Los Angeles Times, December 14, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "Madison." Peoria Journal, December 14, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Peoria, Illinois newspaper

L., J.M. "Colonial Picture is Above Average." Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 14, 1926. (United States) *
--- "With the dynamic appeal of Louise Brooks, the acting of Evelyn Brent, the appearance of Lawrence Gray, and capable direction of Frank Tuttle, it holds its own. . . . Miss Brooks and Mr. Gray are not outstanding actors, but they are pleasing in this picture." - review in Richmond, Virginia newspaper

anonymous. "In Love 'Em and Leave 'Em Its the Kid Sister Who Steals Mame's Beau." Appleton Post-Cresent, December 16, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Appleton, Wisconsin newspaper

Kreisman, Louise. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em At the Metropolitan." Daily Bruin, December 16, 1926. (United States) *
--- "To Louise Brooks go the acting laurels of the picture." - review in UCLA student newspaper

anonymous. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em at Capitol." Hartford Daily Times, December 18, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Hartford, Connecticut newspaper

anonymous. "Opinions on Pictures." Motion Picture News, December 18, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The acting is thoroughly in spirit with the high jinks, particularly as contributed by Louise Brooks as the vamp and Evelyn Brent as the heroine." - review, with five scene stills, in trade journal

anonymous. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em." Moving Picture World, December 18, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in trade publication; "Louise Brooks has the more colorful role as the flapper sister and makes full use of her opportunities."

Chartier, Roy. "Film: Love 'Em and Leave 'Em." Billboard, December 18, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Janie Walsh, played graphically by Louise Brooks, is that type of young woman whose affections flit from this man to that, whose popularity is judged by looks, not sense, and whose respect for the same ways of living is as low as her disrespect for fairness is high."

Harrison, P. S. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em - with Evelyn Brent, Lawrence Gray and Louise Brooks." Harrison's Reports, December 18, 1926. (United States) *
--- short review in trade publication; "There is charm throughout this picture because of the youthfulness of the principal players . . . . Louise Brooks, as the young flapper, is convincing."

anonymous. "Palace." Bridgeport Post, December 19, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Bridgeport, Connecticut newspaper

anonymous. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em." Film Daily, December 19, 1926. (United States) *
--- capsule review; "Louise Brooks easily the biggest attraction in the cast."

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Here First Half." Knoxville Journal, December 19, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Knoxville, Tennessee newspaper

anonymous. Knoxville News Sentinel, December 19, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief article in Knoxville, Tennessee newspaper

anonymous. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em is Native Play." News and Observer, December 19, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Raliegh, North Carolina newspaper

Adams, Carl B. "Photoplay Reviews." Cincinnati Enquirer, December 20, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The characterization, though, is excellent, made all the more so by the painstaking work of Evelyn Brent and Louise Brooks as the sisters. The former retains sympathy without being superhumanly saintly; the later, besides being a ravishing beauty, gives a deft portrayal of an utterly selfish and superficial creature." - review in Cincinnati, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Black Bottom Contest at Palace Tonight." Bridgeport Post, December 20, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief review in Bridgeport, Connecticut newspaper

anonymous. "Rustic Fun Holds Sway In New Bill at Orpheum." Daily Oklahoman, December 20, 1926. (United States) *
--- " . . . is one of those comedies filled with plenty of modern day spice that gets across . . . . The plot thickens in approved manner several times during the picture, but never intrudes to spoil the remarkably clever acting of all concerned." - capsule review in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma newspaper

anonymous. "Capitol." Hartford Daily Courant, December 20, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Hartford, Connecticut newspaper

anonymous. "The New Pictures." Indianapolis Star, December 20, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The principals are all well cast. Miss Brooks doing an especially good piece of work. She has what is perhaps her best role in this picture and takes full advantage of her opportunity." - review in Indianapolis, Indiana newspaper

anonymous. "Love Em and Leave Em - Apollo." Indianapolis News, December 20, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Indianapolis, Indiana newspaper

anonymous. "Current Pictures in Brief Review." Oregon State Journal, December 20, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, playing the 'kid vamp' part . . . .." - brief review in Portland, Oregon newspaper

anonymous. "When the Cat's Awat - Then the Mice Will Play." Wheeling Register, December 20, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Wheeling, West Virgina newspaper

Aston, Frank. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em." Cincinnati Post, December 20, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks has that style of pulchritude that can keep a man's attention of her drawmaw and keep him thinking of Louise only." - review in Cincinnati, Ohio newspaper

Hickman, Walter D. "Evelyn Didn't Find It So Easy to Love 'Em and Leave After She Had Loved." Indianapolis Times, December 20, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Indianapolis, Indiana newspaper

Bowman, Marc K. "Stage Play Wins on Screen." Portland Oregonian, December 21, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Miss Brooks is quite acceptable as the flighty, impressionable Janie. It wouldn't be surprising if some day they made an actress out of that young woman." - Portland, Oregon newspaper

anonymous. "California Screen Offering Sucess as Spoken Play." Venice Evening Vanguard, December 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Venice, California newspaper

anonymous. "Gotham Picture Is At the California." Santa Monica Evening Outlook, December 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Santa Monica, California newspaper

anonymous. "Love Formulae Discussed in Howard Comedy." Atlanta Constitution, December 26, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Atlanta, Georgia newspaper

anonymous. "Love Em and Leave Em is Howard Film." Atlanta Georgian, December 26, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Atlanta, Georgia newspaper

anonymous. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em New Kinema Film." Fresno Bee, December 26, 1926. (United States) *
--- short article in Fresno, California newspaper

anonymous. "Stage Hit Gets Ovation as Motion Picture." Santa Rosa Press Democrat, December 26, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Santa Rosa, California newspaper

anonymous. "Two Wichita Girls Star in Miller Films; Kansas Has Detective Dog Tale." Wichita Eagle, December 26, 1926. (United States) *
--- write-up in article in Wichita, Kansas newspaper

anonymous. "Theaters." Duluth Herald, December 27, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Duluth, Minnesota newspaper

anonymous. "Theaters." Duluth News Tribune, December 27, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief review in Duluth, Minnesota newspaper

anonymous. "Comedy Drama on Capitol Bill." Sacramento Union, December 27, 1926. (United States) *
--- " . . . this story of two sisters is said to become a thing of absorbing interest." - Sacramento, California newspaper

M. G. O. "Hard Boiled Generation Pictured at the Howard." Atlanta Journal, December 28, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Atlanta, Georgia newspaper

anonymous. "Alexander Film is of Absorbing Interest." Glendale Daily Press, December 28, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Glendale, California newspaper

anonymous. "Comedy at Karlton." Philadelphia Inquirer, December 28, 1926. (United States) *
--- "As such it affords amusement and succeeds in creating a good number of laughs. Many of the pieces of music from the play have been mustered to the use of the picture and aid in preserving the illusion of the original." - capsule review in Washington D.C. newspaper

anonymous. "Photoplay Attractions." Philadelphia Public Ledger, December 28, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief review in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "Story of Two Sisters Who Were Troubled." Philadelphia Record, December 28, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania newspaper

C., W. T. "Loew's Palace." Memphis Commercial Appeal, December 28, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Memphis, Tennessee newspaper

Wills, Ridley. "At the Theatres." Memphis Press Scimitar, December 28, 1926. (United States) *
--- short review in Memphis, Tennessee newspaper

anonymous. "Movieland Notes." News-Sentinel, December 29, 1926. (United States) *
--- short article in Fort Wayne, Indiana newspaper

anonymous. "National Offers Good Comedy." San Jose Evening News, December 29, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in San Jose, California newspaper

anonymous. "At The Theaters." Cedar Rapids Republican, December 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Cedar Rapids, Iowa newspaper

anonymous. "On Stage and Screen." Utica Daily News, December 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief article in Utica, New York newspaper

Hughston, Josephine. "National Offers Love 'Em and Leave 'Em." San Jose Mercury Herald, December 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is splendid as Janie." - San Jose, California newspaper

anonymous. "Amusements." Daily Kennebec Journal, December 31, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Kennebec, Maine newspaper

anonymous. "National Offers Comedy Film." San Jose Evening News, December 31, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in San Jose, California newspaper

anonymous. "It's Been a Lean Year in Movies, Say Critics." Reno Gazette, January 1, 1927. (United States) *
--- " . . . and hints of considerable promise in Louise Brooks' bit in Love 'Em and Leave 'Em." - mentioned in article in Reno, Nevada newspaper

anonymous. "Pictures Playing Atlanta This Week." Weekly Film Review, January 1, 1927. (United States) *
--- review; "The title refers quite pointedly to the methods and practices of Louise Brooks as Janie Walsh, a most attractive little 'gold digger'." - Atlanta, Georgia trade journal

anonymous. "Louise Brooks is Boston Star." Boston Daily Advertiser, January 2, 1927. (United States) *
--- " . . . the flapperish Louise Brooks . . . ." - article in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

anonymous. "What Theaters Have to Offer." Quincy Herlad-Whig, January 2, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Quincy, Illinois newspaper

Pollack, Leona. "The New Movies." Omaha World Herald, January 2, 1927. (United States) *
--- "No other person than Louise Brooks, however, instills the spice in this concoction. Decidely the flapper she is intended to characterize, Miss Brooks uses her accomplishments to advantage. She is a capricious young lady, with a knowledge of getting what she wants when she wants it. Not so convincing are the roles taken by Evelyn Brent and Lawrence Gray." - review in Omaha, Nebraska newspaper

anonymous. "Today at Theaters." Albany Times-Union, January 3, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Albany, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em New Film Comedy of Gotham Life." Boston Daily Advertiser, January 3, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Miss Brent and Miss Brooks are well contrasted types in this new metropolitan life comedy." - article in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

anonymous. "Love 'Em at The Boston." Boston Post, January 3, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is an eye-arresting little figure as Janie." - review in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

anonymous. "Parkway." Wisconsin State Journal, January 3, 1927. (United States) *
--- brief article in Madison, Wisconsin newspaper

B., N. H. "Keith-Albee Palace." Ohio State Journal, January 3, 1927. (United States) *
--- capsule review in Columbus, Ohio newspaper

E., L. "Clever Team and Toto." Columbus Dispatch, January 3, 1927. (United States) *
--- capsule review in Columbus, Ohio newspaper

J., L. D. "At the Capitol." Des Moines Register, January 3, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Des Moines, Iowa newspaper

McNulty, John. "Good Film On Palace Bill." Columbus Citizen, January 3, 1927. (United States) *
--- brief review in Columbus, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Love Em and Leave Em Amuses at Mark Ritz." Albany Evening News, January 4, 1927. (United States) *
--- brief review in Albany, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em at Keith's Boston." Boston Herald, January 4, 1927. (United States) *
--- " . . . enacted with admirable restraint by Evelyn Brent, Lawrence Gray and Louise Brooks." - Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

anonymous. "The Orpheum." Daily Courier, January 4, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Connellsville, Pennsylvania newspaper

H., W. H. "At The Theaters." Knickerbocker Press, January 4, 1927. (United States) *
--- brief review in Albany, New York newspaper

B., D. W. "Films of the Week." Boston Evening Transcript, January 5, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Part of it is due to the felicitous directing of Mr. Frank Tuttle. More than a little of it may be traced to the mimetic skill of Evelyn Brent and Louise Brooks as the two sisters." - Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

anonymous. "Love and Leave 'em Is Appealing Picture." Lansing State Journal, January 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is the little lady with the 'come-hither' look in her eyes." - review in Lansing, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Mice Play Havoc in Love 'Em, Leave 'Em." Lansing Capital News, January 8, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Lansing, Michigan newspaper

Patton, Peggy. "Gunners for Thrills Offered Sensation." Wisconsin News, January 8, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, wore one of silk and lace - mostly lace." - brief article in Milwaukee, Wisconsin newspaper

anonymous. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em a Good Comedy." Modesto News-Herald, January 9, 1927. (United States) *
--- short preview article in Modesto, California newspaper

anonymous. "Laugh Seasons Open." San Antonio Light, January 9, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in San Antonio, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "At The Movies This Week." San Antonio Express, January 10, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in San Antonio, Texas newspaper

Cohn, Gene. "1926 - Lean Year in the Movies." Daily News, January 10, 1927. (United States) *
--- " . . . hints of considerable promise in Louise Brooks hit in Love 'Em and Leave 'Em." - mention in instance of syndicated article in Frederick, Maryland newspaper

Gillaspey, A. F. "Good Comedy and Novelty at Granada." San Francisco Bulletin, January 10, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is well cast. She makes an ideal charmer of the flapper type . . . ." - San Francisco, California newspaper

L., H. (Lang, Harry). "Love' Em is Pleasing Picture." San Francisco Examiner, January 10, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks as the flapper sister practically runs away with the show." - San Francisco, California newspaper

S., S. N. "Gorillas, Flappers at The Wisconsin." Milwaukee Leader, January 10, 1927. (United States) *
--- "There is only one original thing in this picture. That is that the younger does not repent and, as far as we know, continues to be the life of the party for the sugar papas." - review in Milwaukee, Wisconsin newspaper

Swint, Curran D. "Granada, California Screens Reflect Hilarious Comedies." San Francisco News, January 10, 1927. (United States) *
--- "With Evelyn Brent as the wisecracking Mame, Louise Brooks as Janie, her younger sister, to whose net all was fish, and Lawrence Gray as Bill Billingsley, in love with Mame, but ensnared by Janie, and the other roles in very capable hands, the piece has been excellently cast." - San Francisco, California newspaper

Warren, George C. "Love' Em and Leave 'Em is Granada Card." San Francisco Chronicle, January 10, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is bright and attractive as Janie, which fortunately covers the needs of the case, for Miss Brooks does not shine as an actress . . . ." - San Francisco, California newspaper

anonymous. "Comedy Offers Laugh at Strand, Modesto." Modesto News-Herald, January 11, 1927. (United States) *
--- " . . . enacted with admirable restraint by Evelyn Brent, Lawrence Gray and Louise Brooks." - short review in Modesto, California newspaper

anonymous. "Arcadia." Wilmington News, January 11, 1927. (United States) *
--- short article in Wilmington, Delaware newspaper

anonymous. "Laugh Week Bills Offered On Screen In Local Theaters." Marion Daily Chronicle, January 15, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Marion, Indiana newspaper

anonymous. "Love and Leave 'Em Is Film at Embassy." Baltimore American, January 17, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Embassy Has Love 'Em Leave 'Em." Baltimore News, January 17, 1927. (United States) *
--- article with accompanying image of Brooks and Lawrence Gray in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Two Girls Starred At Embassy." Baltimore Post, January 12, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Film Features." Baltimore Sun, January 18, 1927. (United States) *
--- capsule review in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Amusements." Binghamton Press, January 20, 1927. (United States) *
--- brief article in Binghamton, New York newspaper

R., M. E. "Clever Chinese Troupe Tops Good Bill at Keith's." Grand Rapids Press, January 24, 1927. (United States) *
--- brief review in Grand Rapids, Michigan newspaper

"You Can Love 'Em and Leave 'Em If You Know Your Stuff." Classic, February, 1927. (United States)
--- full page of illustrations and text

Orndorff, Marguerite. "Love Em and Leave Em." Educational Screen, February 1927. (United States) *
--- "The somewhat shopworn tale of the self-sacrificing elder sister, the heedless younger one, and the palpitating lover who can't decide between them. Adequately presented by Evelyn Brent, Louise Brooks, and Lawrence Gray." - capsule review in trade journal

anonymous. "Olympic Theatre." Jewish Criterion, February 4, 1927. (United States) *
--- Louise Brooks is referenced in article in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania publication

anonymous. "Frank Tuttle's Love 'Em and Leave 'Em Centre Attraction." The Citizen, February 5, 1927. (Canada) *
--- one of two short articles in Ottawa, Quebec newspaper

anonymous. "Famous Laugh Hit Screened At American." Oakland Post-Enquirer, February 5, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Oakland, California newspaper

anonymous. "The New Films." The Citizen, February 7, 1927. (Canada) *
--- "Evelyn Brent is surprisingly good as Mame, the department store clerk, while Louise Brooks, while still a little immatire, is a dazzling screen figure who is destined to reach stardom." - review in Ottawa, Quebec newspaper

anonymous. "Piccadily Theater." Democrat & Chronicle, February 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Rochester, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em Is Gripping Film." Rochester Evening Journal & Post Express, February 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Rochester, New York newspaper

Soanes, Wood. "American Screen Offers 'Love 'Em and Leave 'Em." Oakland Tribune, February 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- capsule review in film column; Oakland, California newspaper

anonymous. "Evelyn Brent is Star at Virginian." Charleston Gazette, February 8, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Charleston, West Virginia newspaper

anonymous. "Programs at Photoplay Theaters." Pittsburgh Chronicle Telegraph, February 8, 1927 (United States) *
--- two articles (regarding Olympic and Regent theater screenings) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "At the Theaters Last Night." Pittsburgh Press, February 8, 1927. (United States) *
--- brief review in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em Comes to Regent Screen." San Mateo Times, February 11, 1927. (United States) *
--- brief article in San Mateo, California newspaper

anonymous. "Laughs Linger Longer In Love'Em And Leave 'Em." Casa Grande Valley Dispatch, February 18, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Casa Grande, Arizona newspaper

anonymous. "Love Em and Leave Em at Strand." Chillicothe Constitution, February 19, 1927. (United States) *
--- brief article in Chillicothe, Missouri newspaper

M., A. V. "Cabrillo Film Is Sparkling." San Diego Sun, February 23, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Two sisters, the elder portrayed by Evelyn Brent, and the younger by captivating Louise Brooks, get along with the audience." - review in San Diego, California newspaper

anonymous. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em - Romantic Comedy." Motion Picture, March, 1927. (United States) *
--- capsule review with scene still

anonymous. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em, with Stellar Cast, at Pastime Theater." Bakersfield Californian, March 2, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Bakersfield, California newspaper

anonymous. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em at Ozark Through Tues." Fayetteville Daily Democrat, March 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Fayetteville, Arkansas newspaper

anonymous. "Granada Has Comedy Drama Stage Hit as Film Feature." Santa Barbara Daily News, March 12, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Santa Barbara, California newspaper

anonymous. "She 'Loves 'Em an' Leaves 'Em." Santa Barbara Morning Press, March 13, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Evelyn Brent, Lawrence Gray and Louise Brooks are co-featured." - article in Santa Barbara, California newspaper

anonymous. "Black Bottom." The Bee, March 14, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Danville, Virginia newspaper

anonymous. "Attractions at the Theaters." Santa Barbara Daily News, March 14, 1927. (United States) *
--- " . . . just a simple story transferred to the screen with good taste and enacted with admirable restraint by Evelyn Brent, Lawrence Gray, and Louise Brooks." - review in Santa Barbara, California newspaper

anonymous. "Theaters: What the Press Agents Say." Santa Barbara Morning Press, March 14, 1927. (United States) *
--- " . . . while Louise Brooks is the little lady with the 'come-hither' look in her eyes." - article in Santa Barbara, California newspaper

anonymous. "Love Em Movie is Comedy Showing at Quimby Theater." Zanesville Signal, March 14, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Zanesville, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Theaters: What the Press Agents Say." Santa Barbara Morning Press, March 15, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks plays Janie, the flapper who fools and forgets." - article in Santa Barbara, California newspaper

anonymous. "Love 'em and Leave 'em Combines Comedy and Drama." Bee, March 17, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Danville, Virginia newspaper

anonymous. "Screen and Stage Attractions Here." Daily News, March 19, 1927. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is the little-lady with the come-hither look in her eyes." - article in Frederick, Maryland newspaper

Elodie. "At the Theaters." Daily Californian, March 21, 1927. (United States) *
--- brief review in University of California, Berkeley student newspaper

anonymous. "Love' Em and Leave 'Em." The Bioscope, March 24, 1927. (England) *
--- capsule review; " . . . while the minx of a sister is quite well played by Louise Brooks."

anonymous. "Love' Em and Leave 'Em." Kinematograph Weekly, March 24, 1927. (England) *
--- capsule review; "Louise Brooks in the easier role of vamp does well."

anonymous. "At the Theaters." Frederick Post, March 25, 1927. (United States) *
--- brief article in Frederick, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Paramount Picture At Strand Theatre." Boise Capital News, March 27, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Boise, Idaho newspaper

anonymous. "In Movieland." Manitoba Free Press, March 28, 1927. (Canada) *
--- "Louise Brooks, a rather unusual studio type, has the role of the disagreeable little girl and she plays it with a sort of feline grace. She is kittenish at all times, even when she shows her claws." - review in Winnipeg, Manitoba newspaper

anonymous. "Love 'em and Leave 'em a Native Play." Helena Independent, April 3, 1927. (United States) *
--- short article in Helena, Montana newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks in Love 'em and Leave 'em." Indiana Evening Gazette, April 14 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Indiana, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "Earle." Washington Post, May 9, 1927. (United States) *
--- review in Washington D.C. newspaper

anonymous. "Screen Offerings." Post-Standard, May 22, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Syracuse, New York newspaper

anonymous. "New Pictures." Post-Standard, May 23, 1927. (United States) *
--- short review in Syracuse, New York newspaper

Fimus. "Love' Em and Leave 'Em." The Cinema World, August, 1927. (England) *
--- cast and detailed story synopsis without critical commentary

L., C. A. "The Week on the Screen." Manchester Guardian, September 3, 1927. (England) *
--- write-up included in article in Manchester newspaper

anonymous. "Capitol Theatre." Irish Times, September 20, 1927. (Ireland) *
--- short article in Dublin, newspaper

anonymous. "At the Theaters." Sheboygan Press, October 4, 1927. (United States) *
--- brief review in Sheboygan, Wisconsin newspaper

anonymous. "Do You Remember?" Zanesville Signal, March 14, 1947. (United States) *
--- "20 Years Ago Today - Evelyn Brent, Louise Brooks and Lawrence Grey were starring in Love 'Em and Leave 'Em at the Quimby Theater." - brief item in Zanesville,Ohio newspaper

L., C. A. "The Week on the Screen." Manchester Guardian, November 3, 1927. (England) *
--- "It has the advantage, beyond its generic qualities, of introducing picturegoers to Louise Brooks, a young Paramount 'discovery' who is certainly going to be a star one day." - brief review in Manchester newspaper

anonymous. "Portland Stars Stunt Flier in Feature Movie." Portland Evening Express, February 24, 1928. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, the dark haired screen player of late vintage is in one of the supporting roles." - brief article in Portland, Maine newspaper

anonymous. "The Isis Theatre." North China Daily News, August 1, 1929. (China) *
--- article in Shanghai, China English-language newspaper

anonymous. "Film Notes - Love 'Em And Leave 'Em." Pacific Film Archive, September 30, 1979. (United States) *
--- brief program notes from the PFA Film Series "Two Rare Comedies from the Twenties!" - Berkeley, California (follow
this link to access text)

anonymous. "Film Notes - Love 'Em And Leave 'Em." Pacific Film Archive, March 15, 1981. (United States) *
--- brief program notes from the PFA Film Series "The American Films of Louise Brooks" - Berkeley, California (follow this link to access text)

Thomas, Kevin. "Love 'Em, Leave 'Em at Silent Movie." Los Angeles Times, July 3, 1991. (United States) *
--- breif article; "The star is Evelyn Brent, but the picture is stolen by Brooks as Brent's amoral and selfish younger sister." - Los Angeles, California newspaper

Erickson, Hal. "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em." All Movie Guide, circa 2000. (United States) *
--- capsule review on film website; "Stars Evelyn Brent and Louise Brooks as sisters in competition over the affections of Lawrence Gray."

Miriam. "Film reviews: Love 'Em and Leave 'Em." Century Baby , circa 2001. (England) *
--- review of a screening at the NFT in London

Hoeppner, Klaus. City Girls. Berlin: Bertz + Fischer, 2007. *
--- contains a two page chapter on the film; Brooks also appears on the front and back covers of the book


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