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lulu  This page presents a worldwide bibliography of newspaper and magazine articles about the death of Louise Brooks. Entries are given in chronological order.

This page is a work in progress. The intention of this bibliography is to be as comprehensive as possible. 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 articles, please follow this link. This bibliography has been compiled by Thomas Gladysz, and was last updated in December 2006.


Obituaries and Related Articles

anonymous. "Pandora's Box Cult Figure Silent Film Star Louise Brooks, 78, Dies." Los Angeles Times, August 9, 1985. (United States) *
--- " . . . a cult figure in Europe and the United States." - article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

Associated Press. "Louise Brooks, 78 dies; starred in silent movies." New Haven Register, August 9, 1985. (United States) *
--- instance of syndicated article in New Haven, Connecticut newspaper

Associated Press. "Fame in the Flapper Era / Film Star Louise Brooks Dies." San Francisco Chronicle, August 9, 1985. (United States) *
--- instance of syndicated article in San Francisco, California newspaper

Associated Press. "Louise Brooks, Cult figure who starred in silent movie." San Jose Mercury News, August 9, 1985. (United States) *
--- obituary in San Jose, California newspaper

Curtright, Bob. "Silent-Screen Star Louise Brooks Dies." Wichita Eagle-Beacon, August 9, 1985. (United States) *
--- obituary in Wichita, Kansas newspaper

Garner, Jack. "Louise Brooks dies." Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, August 9, 1985. (United States) *
--- large front page article with numerous illustrations and time line in Rochester, New York newspaper

Garner, Jack. "A sadness for what might have been . . . ." Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, August 9, 1985. (United States) *
--- appreciation by film critic in Rochester, New York newspaper

Jacobson, Sebby Wilson. "She wanted to know she'd be missed." Rochester Times-Union, August 9, 1985. (United States) *
--- article in Rochester, New York newspaper

Jacobson, Sebby Wilson. "A Brighton woman recalls spellbinding tales of Hollywood." Rochester Times-Union, August 9, 1985. (United States) *
--- article in Rochester, New York newspaper

Pittman, Mark. "'Oh, she could tell a story,' says neighbor." Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, August 9, 1985. (United States) *
--- local article in Rochester, New York newspaper

Stearns, David P. "Legend." Rochester Times-Union, August 9, 1985. (United States) *
--- lengthy article in Rochester, New York newspaper

United Press International. "Louise Brooks, Rediscovered Film Star, Dies." Schenectady Gazette, August 9, 1985. (United States) *
--- article in Schenectady, New York newspaper

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anonymous. "Deaths elsewhere." Detroit Free Press, August 10, 1985. (United States) *
--- brief obituary in Detroit, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Faleceu a vedeta do mudo Louise Brooks." Diaro de Noticias, August 10, 1985. (Portugal) *
--- article with portrait in Lisbon newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks, actriz de cine." El Pias, August 10, 1985. (Spain) *
--- brief article in Madrid newspaper

anonymous. "E' morta Lul¨, la perversa." Il Giornale di Sicilia, August 10, 1985. (Italy) *
--- one of three articles in Sicily, Italy newspaper

anonymous. "Actress Louise Brooks, silent film queen, dies at 78." Houston Chronicle, August 10, 1985. (United States) *
--- brief obituary; Houston, Texas newspaper

anonymous. "Der Stummfilmstar Louise Brooks gestorben." Neue Zurcher Zeitung, August 10, 1985. (Switzerland) *
--- brief article with portrait in Zurich newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks' remains cremated." Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, August 10, 1985. (United States) *
--- article in Rochester, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Deaths Elsewhere." St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 10, 1985. (United States) *
--- obituary in St. Louis, Missouri newspaper

anonymous. Tempo, August 10, 1985. (Italy)
--- article

anonymous. "Actress of potent sexuality." The Times, August 10, 1985. (England)
--- obituary in London newspaper

anonymous. "Stummfilmstar Louise Brooks gestorben." Die Zeit, August 10, 1985. (Germany) *
--- obituary in German newspaper

anonymous. "Fallecio en Nueva York Louise Brooks, la actriz que se convirtio en estralla por su interpretacion de Lulu." La Vanguardia, August 10, 1985. (Spain) *
--- long obituary in Barcelona newspaper with adjunct article by Nuria Vidal titled "De la pantalla a heroina de comics"

anonymous. Wiener Zeitung, August 10, 1985. (Austria)
--- article

Arnold, Gary. "Louise Brooks, '20s Starlet, Memoirist, Dies at Age 78." Washington Post, August 10, 1985. (United States) *
--- long newspaper article with portrait in Washington D.C. newspaper

Associated Press. "Muriò Louise Brooks, estrella del cine mudo." El Comercio, August 10, 1985. (Peru) *
--- article with portrait in Lima, Peru newspaper

Associated Press. "Falleció Louise Brooks, Figura Sobresaliente del Cine Mudo." Excelsior, August 10, 1985. (Mexico) *
--- article in Mexico City newspaper

Associated Press. "Louise Brooks Latin." Morganbladid, August 10, 1985. (Iceland) *
--- brief article in Icelandic newspaper

Associated Press. "Names & Faces." News-Press, August 10, 1985. (United States) *
--- captioned portrait in Santa Barbara, California newspaper

author unknown. "Obituary: actress." Montreal Gazzette, August 10, 1985. (Canada)
--- obituary in Montreal, Canada newspaper

author unknown. "Deaths Elsewhere." Philadelphia Inquirer, August 10, 1985. (United States)
--- article in Philadelphia, Pennslyvannia newspaper

Baer, Volker. "Pabst's 'Lulu' Zum Tode von Louise Brooks." Der Tagesspiegel, August 10, 1985. (Germany) *
--- obituary in Berlin newspaper

Boue, Michel. "Loulou est mort." L'Humanite, August 10, 1985. (France) *
--- article with portrait in Paris newspaper

Brunetta, Gian Piero. "E' morta Louise Brooks. Lulu mai dimenticata." La Repubblica, August 10, 1985. (Italy) *
--- illustrated article in Italian newspaper

Chicago Tribune wires. "Louise Brooks, 78, Rebel Star Who Didn't Shine in Hollywood." Chicago Tribune, August 10, 1985. (United States) *
--- obituary with portrait; " . . . a cult figure in Europe and the United States;" Chicago, Illinois newspaper

Ciotta, Mariuccia. "E' morta Lul¨, diva moderna", Il Manifesto, August 10, 1985. (Italy) *
--- short article in Italian newspaper

Cosulich, Callisto. "Una donna uccello mai dimenticata," Paese Sera, August 10, 1985. (Italy) *
--- article in Italian newspaper

Crespi, Alberto. "Louise, la 'prima' donna." L'Unità, August 10, 1985. (Italy) *
--- article with portrait and Guido Crepax illustration

D'Angelo, Filippo. "Che tranello quel volto." Il Giornale di Sicilia, August 10, 1985. (Italy) *
--- one of three articles in Sicily, Italy newspaper

Denver Post Wire Services. "Deaths Elsewhere: Silent-screen star." Denver Post, August 10, 1985. (United States) *
--- brief obituary in Denver, Colorado newspaper

Ferzetti, Fabio. "Addio Valentina." Il Messaggero, August 10, 1985. (Italy) *
--- illustrated article accompanied by brief interview with Guido Crepax

Folkart, Burt A. "Louise Brooks, star of silent film, dead at 78." Fresno Bee, August 10, 1985. (United States) *
--- instance of syndicated Los Angeles Times article with portrait in Fresno, California newspaper

Folkart, Burt A. "Rebellious Silent Film Beauty Dies." Los Angeles Times, August 10, 1985. (United States) *
--- " . . . a sloe-eyed beauty whose portrayals of wanton women placed her atop the ranks of reigning silent film queens." - Los Angeles, California newspaper

Folkart, Burt A. "Silent film star Louise Brooks dies at age 78." Portland Oregonian, August 10, 1985. (United States) *
--- instance of syndicated Los Angeles Times article, with portrait, in Portland, Oregon newspaper

Godard, Colette. "Mort de Louise Brooks." Le Monde, August 10, 1985. (France) *
--- article with portrait in French newspaper

Porro, Maurizio. "Louise Brooks, "farfalla" intelligente e scandalosa." Corriere della Sera, August 10, 1985. (Italy) *
--- article with portrait

Los Angeles Times. "Louise Brooks, was a star of silent film era; at 78." Boston Globe, August 10, 1985. (United States) *
--- article with portrait in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

Los Angeles Times and New York Times dispatches. "Silent-film queen Louise Brooks, who quit 'slavery' of acting, dies." Courier Journal, August 10, 1985. (United States) *
--- instance of syndicated article in Louisville, Kentucky newspaper

Los Angeles Times wire story. "Silent film queen Louise Brooks dies." Sacramento Bee, August 10, 1985. (United States) *
--- obituary with portrait in Sacramento, California newspaper

Mitgang, Herbert. "Louise Brooks, proud star of silent screen, dead at 78." New York Times, August 10, 1985. (United States) *
--- obituary with portrait; New York City newspaper

Morandini, Morando. "Con Louise Brooks è scomparsa l'antidiva degli anni Venti." Il Giorno, August 10, 1985. (Italy) *
--- article in Italian publication

Motta, Carlos M. "Morre Louise Brooks, aos 78 anos." O Estado de Sao Paulo, August 10, 1985. (Brazil) *
--- article with portrait in Sao Paulo, Brazil newspaper

Napoli, Gregorio. "Addio Lul¨, angelo e demonio." Il Giornale di Sicilia, August 10, 1985. (Italy) *
--- one of three articles in Sicily, Italy newspaper

New York Times News Service. "Silent-Movie Actress Louise Brooks Dies." Dallas Morning News, August 10, 1985. (United States) *
--- article with portrait in Dallas, Texas newspaper

Piacentino, Giuseppe "E' morta Louise Brooks, l'anticonformista Lul¨ che detestava Hollywood," Il Giornale, August 10, 1985. (Italy) *
--- article in Italian publication

Porro, Maurizio. "Louise Brooks, 'farfalla' intelligente e scandalosa." Corriere Della Sera, August 10, 1985. (Italy) *
--- article with portrait in Milan, Italy newspaper

P., R. "E' morta Louise Brooks, la 'Lul¨' di G. W. Pabst." Il Gazzettino, August 10, 1985. (Italy) *
--- author is Roberto Pugliese - article in Venice, Italy newspaper

Pruzzo, Piero. "Se n'Ŕ andata Lul¨, adorabile sex symbol." Il Secolo XIX, August 10, 1985. (Italy) *
--- article in Genoa, Italy newspaper

Reggiani, Stefano. "Morta Louise Brooks, la fatale Lulu." La Stampa, August 10, 1985. (Italy) *
--- article, sidebar ("Una carriera che somigliava alla schiavitu"), and filmography ("Questi i film dell'attrice"), with portrait and scene still in Turin, Italy newspaper

Reuter. "Actress Louise Brooks Was Screen Sex Goddess." Toronto Star, August 10, 1985. (Canada) *
--- instance of syndicated article in Toronto newspaper

Sigal, Clancy. "Lovely Louise." The Guardian, August 10, 1985. (England) *
--- long article subtitled "Clancy Sigal pays his tribute to the actress Louise Brooks who died this week;" in Manchester, England newspaper

Spiga, Vittorio. "Fu la vera anti-Garbo." Il Resto del Carlino, August 10, 1985. (Italy) *
--- article in Bologna newspaper

United Press International. "Obituaries: Louise Brooks." Daily News, August 10, 1985. (United States) *
--- article with portrait in New York City newspaper

United Press International. "Silent-screen star Louise Brooks dies." San Diego Union, August 10, 1985. (United States) *
--- article with portrait in San Diego, California newspaper

V., S. "Lul¨, l'eterna ribelle che sfid˛ lo star system," Il Mattino, August 10, 1985. (Italy) *
--- article in Italian publication (author is Salvo Vitrano)

Z., F. A. "Louise Brooks in Die Büchse der Pandorra." Frankfurter Allgemaine Zeitung, August 10, 1985. (Germany) *
--- article with portrait in Frankfurt, Germany newspaper

anonymous. International Herald Tribune, August 10 - 11, 1985. (France)
--- wire service article

Tranchant, Marie-Noëlle. "La beauté sans mensonge - Mort de Louise Brooks." Le Figaro, August 10 - 11, 1985. (France) *
--- article with portrait

anonymous. "Der Stummfilmstar Louise Brooks gestorben." Neue Zürcher Zeitung, August 11, 1985. (Switzerland)
--- obituary in Zurich (?) newspaper

anonymous. "A star, a legend, an enigma is dead." Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, August 11, 1985. (United States) *
--- editorial in Rochester, New York newspaper

author unknown. "Elsewhere." Lexington Herald-Leader , August 11, 1985. (United States)
--- brief notice in Lexington, Kentucky newspaper

Associated Press. "Film star cremated." Press Democrat, August 11, 1985. (United States) *
--- brief article in Santa Rosa, California newspaper

Reuter-Kyodo. "Silent Screen Star Louise Brooks Dies." Japan Times, August 11, 1985. (Japan) *
--- article in Toyko English-language newspaper

Attolini, Vito. "Quellĺoscuro desiderio di perversione." La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno, August 11, 1985. (Italy) *
--- article in Bari newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks gestorben." Die Welt, August 12, 1985. (Germany)
--- obituary in Berlin newspaper

anonymous. "Hollywood Temptress of the 20's dies." Sydney Morning Herald, August 12, 1985. (Australia) *
--- short article

author unknown. "Silent Film Actress Louise Brooks Dies at Age 78." Times-Picayune, August 12, 1985. (United States)
--- obituary in New Orleans, Louisiana newspaper

Galán, Diego. "Louise Brooks, aquel valle de alegrías." El Pais, August 12, 1985. (Spain) *
--- obituary subtitled "En la muerte de una de las mujas del cine mudo" in Madrid newspaper

Grafe, Frieda. "American Venus. Nachruf auf Louise Brooks." Süddeutsche Zeitung, August 12, 1985. (Germany)
--- obituary in Munich newspaper

McCarthy, Todd. "Louise Brooks, 78, Dies of Heart Attack." Variety Daily, August 12, 1985. (United States)
--- article

anonymous. "Glamour faded." Rochester Times Union, August 13, 1985. (United States) *
--- editorial in Rochester, New York newspaper

McCarthy, Todd. "Silents legend Louise Brooks succumbs after 30-year 'exile'." Variety, August 14, 1985. (United States) *

Paris, Barry. "Natural Actress remembered as artist." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 14, 1985. (United States) *
--- article in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania newspaper

Aghed, Jan. "Legend ur tiden: Lulu just left town." SydsvenskaDagbladet-Snallposten, August 15, 1985. (Sweden) *
--- "A Legend has passed away: Lulu just left town." - Malmo, Sweden newspaper

Bulnes, Jose. "Louise Brooks La star par qui le scandale arriva!" Cine TeleRevue, August 15, 1985. (France)
--- full page article in tabloid

anonymous. "Louise Brooks gestorben." Die Zeit, August 16, 1985. (Germany) *
--- article in German newspaper

anonymous. "Eri dam forsvinner." Aftonbladet, August 18, 1985. (Sweden) *
--- article in Sweden's largest newspaper

anonymous. "Gestorben." Der Spiegel, August 19, 1985. (Germany) *
--- "an art-deco icon" - short magazine article in German magazine

anonymous. "Transition: Louise Brooks." Newsweek, August 19, 1985. (United States) *
--- short obituary with portrait - " . . .whose dark pageboy haircut and delicate, smoldering countenance made her one of the most beautiful women who ever appeared in movies."

anonymous. "Milestones: Louise Brooks, 78." Time, August 19, 1985. (United States) *
--- "DIED. Louise Brooks, 78, jazz-age actress of rare beauty and artless eroticism who animated the silents' stereotype of the flapper in such films as Love 'Em and Leave 'Em (1926), deepened and darkened her allure in A Girl in Every Port (1928) and reached her apex as Lulu, the embodiment of sexual energy and evil in Austrian Filmmaker G.W. Pabst's Pandora's Box and its sequel Diary of a Lost Girl (1929); of a heart attack; in Rochester. Unable or unwilling to accommodate to the Hollywood system, she saw her star fade out by 1940. Her crisp essays of reminiscence and criticism, collected in the 1982 Lulu in Hollywood, faithfully and unflatteringly chronicle her career." - brief obituary in American magazine

author unknown. Telerama, August 21, 1985. (France)
--- article in French magazine

Rubinger, Monroe and Dorward, Kenneth. "Louise Brooks: Fame and Irony." Los Angeles Times, August 23, 1985. (United States) *
--- two letters to the editor regarding Brooks in Los Angeles, California newspaper

Sarris, Andrew. "Films in Focus: Rebels with a Cause." Village Voice, August 27, 1985. (United States) *
--- an appreciation of the actress in American weekly

Rodrig, Antonio. "Louise Brooks." Cinematographe, September, 1985. (France)
--- two page article in Paris magazine

anonymous. "Obituary." Current Biography, October, 1985. (United States) *
--- brief obituary - "personified erotic image of flapper of the 1920's"

Martin, M., and others. "Fondu au noir." Revue du Cinema, October, 1985. (France)
--- pages 30 - 34; article in Paris magazine

anonymous. "Farewell; some notable folk who bowed off the stage." Life, January, 1986. (United States) *
--- brief notice regarding celebrity deaths in 1985 - "Louise Brooks, 78, played the temptress Lulu in the 1929 masterpiece Pandora's Box. The beautiful recluse's 1982 memoir, Lulu in Hollywood, won wide acclaim."

Oleksiewicz, Maria - Stambˇrska, Danuta - Wertenstein, Wanda. "W spomnienia, w spomnienia." Kino, no. 226, 1986. (Poland)
--- summary of 1985 obituary in Positif by Robert Benayoun; obituary contained in the column "Z zagranicznych czasopism"

Mihailescu, Magda. "Cea mai fascinanta dezertoare." Cinema, September, 1986. (Romania) *
--- short piece in Bucharest film magazine


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