splash  This page presents an annotated, worldwide bibliography of reviews, articles and other published material related to the 1929 film Die Büchse der Pandora, or Pandora’s Box. This German film includes Louise Brooks in the role Lulu. Outside of Germany, this motion picture was known to have been exhibited or written about under other titles including جعبه‌ی پاندور (Arabic countries); La caja de Pandora (Argentina); Lulu (Argentina); Le boîte de Pandore (Belgium); Loulou (Belgium); A caixa de Pandora (Brazil); Кутията на Пандора (Bulgaria); La caja de Pandora (Chile); Lulu (Chile); Pandorina skrínka (Czechoslovakia); Umrít Büchse der Pandoru (Czechoslovakia); Pandoras æske (Denmark); Pandora’s Box (England); Pandora laegas (Estonia); Pandoran lipas (Finland); Loulou (France); Le boîte de Pandore (France); Λούλου (Greece); Lulu- το κουτί της Πανδώρας (Greece); Pandóra szelencéje (Hungary); Lulu (Italy); Il vaso di Pandora (Italy); Jack lo Sventratore (Italy); Pandoras lade (Latvia); Pandoros skrynia (Lithuania); Die Bucshe der Pandora (Luxembourg); Lou lou La Boite de Pandore (Luxembourg); La caja de Pandora (Mexico); De doos van Pandora (The Netherlands); Pandoras eske (Norway); Lulu (Poland); Puszka Pandory (Poland); A Bocéta de Pandora (Portugal); A caixa de Pandora (Portugal); Cutia Pandorei (Romania); Lulu (Slovenia); Pandorina skrinjica (Slovenia); La caja de Pandora (Spain); Pandoras ask (Sweden); Pandora’nýn Kutusuö (Turkey); Pandora’s Box (United States); La caja de Pandora (Uruguay); Lulu (Uruguay); Ящик Пандорьі (U.S.S.R.); Лулу (U.S.S.R.); and La caja de Pandora (Venezula). Additionally, contemporary screenings have been recorded in Israel and Northern Ireland.

This page is a work in progress. The intention of this selective bibliography is to be both as comprehensive and as useful 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 given as annotations. Some citations link to the material noted. Some links reside on the Louise Brooks Society, while others exist elsewhere on the web.

Much can be gleamed from a bibliography such as this. Besides what critics thought of the film, one can follow the path of the film’s distribution — where it showed and when. As well, this bibliography reflects how many newspapers there may have been in any given city or region, and which of those reviewed movies. History, here, is in the details.

An * indicates that a copy of this citation is held in the archives of the LBS. This annotated bibliography has been compiled by Thomas Gladysz, and was last updated in July 2015. [Help wanted: If you know of additional citations, can provide further information on entries noted on this page, or can provide copies of citations not marked with an * but which are known to exist, please contact the LBS. The LBS would especially like to acquire material on the screening of this film in Latin America, eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, and Asia.]

premiered February 9, 1929

author unknown. “In den deutschen Filmwerkstatten III: G. W. Pabst beim stummen Film.” Film-Kurier, June 28, 1928. (Germany)
— one of two articles in this issue

anonymous. “Schlange gesucht.” Film-Kurier, June 30, 1928. (Germany) *
— short article

anonymous. Close Up, August, 1928. (England / Switzerland)
— brief article; “Pabst is about to make Wedekind’s Box of Pandora and is (as I write) held up only by not being able to find a suitable lady. Having interviewed over six hundred applicants, and tested many of them he is by now sending cables to America.”

anonymous. “Eine Lulu gesucht . . .” Reichsfilmblatt, August 11, 1928. (Germany) *
— brief article

anonymous. Close Up, October, 1928. (England / Switzerland)
— brief article; “The long search at last is ended. Lulu has been found. By the time this is in print it will be news no longer. Having literally searched the whole of Europe for a suitable type for Lulu in The Box of Pandora (adapted from the book by Wedekind), having interviewed hundreds and tested scores, in Germany, France, Sweden, Austria, Hungary, G. W. Pabst has at last found, in America, the type for which he had been seeking in vain. Lulu will be no other than Louise Brooks, the well known junior Paramount star. The search for Lulu has been almost the principal topic of interest in Germany for a couple of months. Everywhere one went one heard “What about Lulu?”, “Is Lulu found yet” . . . Lulu is found. And now, after long delay, Pandora will be filmed by Nero Film.”

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

anonymous. “Von Henny bis Lulu.” Kinematograph, October 30, 1928. (Germany) *
— article on the film; Berlin publication

Lohmeyer, Walter Gottfried. “Lulu.” Reichsfilmblatt, November 10, 1928. (Germany) *
— brief article

anonymous. “Information.” Le Figaro, November 16, 1928. (France) *
— brief notice – “Pabst, le réalisateur allemand, va mettre en scéne La boite de Pandore, d’après la pièce de Wedekind. La distribution est allemand.”

author unknown. Film-Illustriete, November 16, 1928. (Germany)
— article in Berlin publication about the making of Pandora’s Box

d. “Blick ins Glashaus.” Film-Kurier, November 17, 1928. (Germany) *
— article

Feld, Hans. “Dolch und Monokel.” Film-Kurier, November 17, 1928. (Germany)
— article on the film

anonymous. “Wedekind im Film. Jack the Ripper filmt.” Lichtbild-Buhne, November 20, 1928. (Germany) *
— article in German film publication

Close Up, December, 1928. (England / Switzerland)
— four photographs

anonymous. “Los Apuros de Pabst.” La Epoca, December 24, 1928. (Spain) *
— article in Madrid newspaper

Close Up, January, 1929. (England / Switzerland)
— four pages of photographs (eight images) from the film

Das Magazin, January, 1929. (Germany)
— contains photos of Brooks

author unknown. “Die Büchse der Pandora.” Illustrierter Film-Kurier, ??? 1929. (Germany)
— 16 pages including numerous stills and ‘textbeilage’ (articles): “Frank Wedekind” by Julius Kapp, “Der Kampf un Lulu” by Erich Mühsam, “Die ‘Lulu’ von Frank Wedekind” by Tilly Wedekind, “Lulu und ihr ‘grosses Gefolge” by Karl Ritter, “Frank Wedekind, der Scharfrichter” by Eugen R. Schlesinger.

Das Magazin, February, 1929. (Germany)
— contains photos of Brooks

anonymous. “Die Büchse der Pandora.” Film-Kurier, February 2, 1929. (Germany) *
— full page of captioned film stills

anonymous. “Der Film selzt sich für Wedekind ein.” Kinematograph, February 3, 1929. (Germany) *
— two full pages of film stills and text; Berlin publication

anonymous. Die Filmwoche, February 6, 1929. (Germany)
— article on the film

anonymous. Paimann’s Filmlisten, February 8, 1929. (Austria)
— Vienna publication

Schwarzwald, Eugenie. B. Z. am Mittag, February 8, 1929. (Germany)
— article on the film

anonymous. “Der Wedekind-Film im Gloria-Palast.” Film-Kurier, February 9, 1929. (Germany) *
— front page article – “Tilly Wedekind uber Louise Brooks”

anonymous. “Wedekinds Lulu erzählt.” Film-Kurier, February 9, 1929. (Germany) *
— short article

anonymous. Berliner Illustrierte Nachtausgabe, February 11, 1929. (Germany)
— Berlin publication

anonymous. “Trok fibirifcher kalte in Berlin groker Lulu-Erfolg.” Film-Kurier, February 11, 1929. (Germany) *
— front page article

anonymous. “Der Pandora – J. F. K.” Film-Kurier, February 11, 1929. (Germany) *
— short article

anonymous. “Lulu mit und ohne Wedekind.” Kinematograph, February 11, 1929. (Germany) *
— full page article; ” . . . ein Filmwerk mit Ambition.” – Berlin publication

anonymous. “Der freie Produzent. Gedanken zur Pandora-Premiere.” Lichtbild-Buhne, February 11, 1929. (Germany) *
— article in Berlin film journal

anonymous. Neue Preuß (Kreuz-)Zeitung, February 11, 1929. (Germany)

Aros. Der Montag (Berliner Lokal-Anzeiger), February 11, 1929. (Germany)
— Aros is the pen name for Alfred Rosenthal; Berlin publication

author unknown. Film-Echo, February 11, 1929. (Germany)
— “daß die verfilmte Die Büchse der Pandora so ganz ohne äußere Sensation über die Leinwand gehen kann.”

Blaß, Ernst. “Die Film – Lulu/Die Büchse der Pandora im Gloria – Palast.” Berliner Tageblatt, February 11, 1929. (Germany) *
— “Die langessuchte Lulu ist Fräulein Brooks aus U.S.A. Ein sehr schönes Mädchen voll hübscher, reizvoller Ungezwungenheit. Doch ohne Erdgeist, ohne Sinnenkraft. Eine Dame, die sich gern gut verheiraten möchte.” – Berlin newspaper

D. Der Abend, Spatausgabe des Vorwarts, February 11, 1929. (Germany)

Gunther. 8-Uhr-Abendblatt, February 11, 1929. (Germany)
— Berlin publication

Herzberg, Georg. “Der Lulu-Film.” Film-Kurier, February 11, 1929. (Germany) *
— “Deutsche Qualitäts-Film-arbeit.”

J., F. B. Z. am Mittag, February 11, 1929. (Germany)
— Berlin publication

K-i., C. “Die Büchse der Pandora.” Die Welt, February 11, 1929. (Germany) *
— short review in Berlin newspaper

K., M. Welt am Abend, February 11, 1929. (Austria)

Lustig, Hanns G. “Wedekinds “Lulu” im Film/Der Fall der verwitweten Frau Schon.” Tempo, February 11, 1929. (Germany)
— “Das Publikum, das (im Gloria – Palast) die letzte Entscheidung hat, gibt der Angeklagten recht. Zumal sie, in der entzückenden Gestalt des Fräuleins Louise Brooks aus Hollywood, offensichtlich dartut, daß sie mit den Vorgängen um sie herum nicht das mindeste zu tun habe. Durch ihre lächelnde Interesselosigkeit macht sie das Blocksbergtreiben um sie herum völlig unverständlich. Diese reizende Americanische Episodistin hat kaum zwei wechselnde Ausdrucks-Nuancen für die Urgewalt ‘Lulu’.” – Berlin publication

Maraun, Frank / Goelz, Erwin. Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, February 11, 1929. (Germany)
— Berlin publication

Nurnberg, Rolfr. Neue Berliner Zeitung / Das 12 Uhr Blatt, February 11, 1929. (Germany)
— Berlin publication

Reve, Ludwig. Berliner Morgenpost, February 11, 1929. (Germany)
— Berlin publication

Sahl, Hans. Der Montag Morgen, February 11, 1929. (Germany)

Wille, Hansjürgen. “Die Büchse der Pandora.” 8 Uhr-Abendblatt, February 11, 1929. (Germany) *
— “Was allerdings Lulu betrifft, so suchte der Regisseur G. W. Pabst monatelang verzweifelt nach einer geeigneten Darstellerin. Er reiste schließlich nach Amerika und brachte von dort Louise Brooks mit, eine sehr geschmeidige, sehr biegsame, sehr anmutige Schauspielerin – leider nur nicht: Lulu.” – Berlin publication

Wollenberg,Hans. “Die Büchse der Pandora.” Lichtbild-Buhne, February 11, 1929. (Germany) *
— article in Berlin film journal

author unknown. Der Deutsche, February 12, 1929. (Germany)

g. Der Tag, February 12, 1929. (Germany)

Gl., K. Dr. “Die Büchse der Pandora.” Berliner Morgenpost, February 12, 1929. (Germany) *
— K. Gl. is the psuedonym for Konrad Gluck; review with three images in Berlin newspaper

Ihering, Herbert. “Jack unterm Mistelzweig.” Berliner Borsen-Courier, February 12, 1929. (Germany) *
— “In einer flachen Plauderwelt müssen Lulus so ungefährlich aussehen wie Louise Brooks;” Berlin publication

Oly. Berliner Borsen-Zeitung, February 12, 1929. (Germany)
— ” . . . das hundertprozentige erotische Fluidum, das man unbedingt von einer echten Lulu trotz der Kinderaugen erwartet.” – (Oly is the psuedonym for Fritz Olimsky); Berlin publication

P., H. (Pol, Heinz). “Die Büchse der Pandora / Lulu im Film.” Vossische Zeitung, February 12, 1929. (Germany)
— “Er hat ein halbes Jahr nach einer geeigneten Schauspielerin gesucht, über tausend Anwärterrinen gefilmt und dann wieder beiseite gestellt und sich schließlich Louise Brooks aus Hollywood geholt. Louise Brooks, jung, herrlich gewachsen, hat vielleicht einen Lulukopf und die Kindlichkeit der Gebärden, die Wedekind vorschwebte. Aber die Unschuld Lulus ist ja nur eine scheinbare: es ist nun einmal so, daß das erotische Fluidum, das von jedem ihrer Glieder ausstrahlt, die Männer zum Wahnsinn und Selbstmord treibt. Von Louise Brooks strahlt nichts aus außer Heiterkeit und Jugend . . . . Pabst scheint selbst gemerkt zu haben, daß die begabte Louise Brooks (die sich hoffentlich zu einem reizenden Komödientalent entwickeln wird) durchaus nicht ausreicht, denn er stellte sie nicht in den Mittelpunkt des Films. Damit hat er ihr gedient, nicht aber seinem Film , der auseinanderflattert: es kommt zu einzelnen ausgezeichneten Szenen, aber gerade sie stehen mit der Luluhandlung überhaupt kaum im Zusammenhang . . . . Louise Brooks ist nicht triebhaft, sondern ein ungewöhnlich sympathisches Sportgirl. Einmal turnt sie ein bißchen, und da ist sie am reizvollsten. So ist die ganze Verfilmung Wedekinds in diesem Falle leider ein Irrtum gewesen.”

R.-r. Deutsche Tageszeitung, February 12, 1929. (Germany)
— Würzburg publication

anonymous. Berliner Lokal-Anzeiger, February 13, 1929. (Germany)
— Berlin publication

Dyck-Schnitzer, F(ranze). Berliner Volks-Zeitung, February 13, 1929. (Germany)
— Berlin publication

d. Deutsche Zeitung, February 14, 1929. (Germany)
— d. may be Richard Biedrzinski

Bormann, H(anns) H(einrich). Rhein-Mainische Volkszeitung, February 14, 1929. (Germany)
— Frankfurt publication

anonymous. “Criticisms.” Der Film, February 15, 1929. (Germany) *
— capsule review presented in English, Spanish and French; German trade publication

Van onzen correspondent. “Nieuw filmes.” Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant, February 15, 1929. (Netherlands) *
— write-up in article in Rotterdam newspaper

anonymous. Die Wahrheit, February 16, 1929. (Germany)

Betz. “Uraufführung im Gloria-Palast: Die Büchse der Pandora.” Der Film, February 16, 1929. (Germany) *
— author is Hans Walter Betz; German trade publication

anonymous. “Musikkritik der Uraufführungen.” Lichtbild-Buhne, February 16, 1929. (Germany) *
— critique of opening-night music for the film

i. “Die Büchse der Pandora.” Reichsfilmblatt, February 16, 1929. (Germany) *
— film review

j. “Die Büchse der Pandora Gloria – Palast.” Germania, February 17, 1929. (Germany) *
— author is Igna Maria Junemann; short review in Berlin newspaper

Raca. “Lulu.” Frankfurter Zeitung, February 17, 1929. (Germany) *
— (Raca is the pen name of the film critic Siegfried Kracauer); “Louise Brooks gibt die Lulu. Sie wirkt durch ihr Kindergesicht, das angesichts der Schreckensereignisse rein heraustritt, und mitten im Blutwirbel nur um so schrecklicher ist. Es fehlt ihr an der Gewalt des Trieblichen, und für die Dirne reicht sie nicht aus. (Zwischen ihr und Lulu steht das Girl);” Frankfurt newspaper

anonymous. Kolner Lokal-Anzeiger, February 20, 1929. (Germany)
— Koln newspaper

J-s. “Kritiken.” Die Filmwoche, February 20, 1929. (Germany) *
— film review; J-s is Paul Ickes

pe. Lichtbild-Buhne, February 20, 1929. (Germany)
— uncertain citation

Spael, Dr. W. Kolnische Zeitung, February 20, 1929. (Germany)

anonymous. Sozialistische Republik, February 21, 1929. (Germany)

Kästner, Erich. “Wedekind und Tolstoi im Film.” Neue Leipziger Zeitung, February 22, 1929. (Germany) *
— Leipzig publication; reprinted in Gemischte Gefühle: Literarische Publizistik aus der Neuen Leipziger Zeitung 1923-1933 (Berlin: Aufbau-Verlag, 1989 / Zürich: Atrium, 1989).

anonymous. Hamburger Echo, February 23, 1929. (Germany)
— Hamburg publication

Lydor, Waldemar. “Kino-Musik-Kritik.” Reichsfilmblatt, February 23, 1929. (Germany) *
— mention of opening-night music; Berlin publication

M., H. Hamburger Anzeiger, February 23, 1929. (Germany)
— H.M. is Hans Meißner; Hamburg publication

anonymous. “Lulu! Die Buchfe der Pandora.” Filmkunstler und Filmkunst, #5, 1929. (Germany) *
— short review in film magazine

anonymous. “Lulu oder: Der Teufel im Weibe.” Mein Film, number 165, 1929. (Austria)
— three page illustrated article; Brooks also appears on the front cover and rear cover

anonymous. Sozialistische Bidung, March, 1929. (Germany)
— author may be Hermann Hieber

D., H. “Loulou.” Close Up, March, 1929. (England / Switzerland)
— four images and interview with Pabst; ” . . . passed by the German censors after a stormy discussion of several hour duration” – the author is the poet Hilda Doolittle

Hl. Leipziger Volkszeitung, March 1, 1929. (Germany)
— author is Hans Otto Henel; Leipzig publication

Mitteilungen der Bildstelle des Zentralinstituts für Erziehung und Unterricht, March 1, 1929. (Germany)

anonymous. Munchner Telegramm-Zeitung, March 1/2, 1929. (Germany)
— author is Hans Otto Henel; Munich newspaper

Kraszna-Krausz, A(ndor). Filmtechnik-Filmkunst, March 2, 1929. (Germany)

Porges, Friedrich. Der Tag, March 2, 1929. (Austria)
— Vienna publication

anonymous. Munchener Zeitung, March 2/3, 1929. (Germany)

Cleve, Felix. “Wedekind’s Die Büchse der Pandora im Film.” Neue Freie Presse, March 3, 1929. (Austria) *
— long article in Vienna newspaper

Fischer, Wolffgang. Filmkritische Rundschau, March 3, 1929. (Germany)
— “der Film, als solcher betrachtet, durchaus zu bejahen.”

H., Joh. “Wedekind’s Die Büchse der Pandora im Film.” Das Kleine Blatt, March 3, 1929. (Austria) *
— full page article in Vienna newspaper

R., F. Arbeiter-Zeitung, March 3, 1929. (Austria)
— the author is Fritz Rosenfeld; Vienna newspaper

anonymous. “Films in Berlin.” Variety, March 6, 1929. *
— “Louise Brooks, especially imported for the title role, did not pan out, due to no fault of hers. She is quite unsuited to the vamp type which was called for by the play from which the picture was made.”

Falkenberg, Paul. “La boîte de Pandore.” Cinémonde, March 7, 1929. (France) *
— two page illustrated feature (scroll down link document for article transcript)

Gong. Deutsche Republik, March 8, 1929. (Germany)

P.  Deutsche Filmzeitung, March 8, 1929. (Germany)
— the author is Rene Prevot

B. Volkischer Beobachter, March 9, 1929. (Germany)
— Munich publication

Blass, Ernst. Die Literarische Welt, March 15, 1929. (Germany)

Raschig, Kraft. “Gestalten und Darsteller.” Mein Film, number 166, 1929. (Austria) *
— half-page article in Austrian film magazine

Brenner, Max Dr. “Büchse der Pandora.” Film und Volk, April, 1929. (Germany) *
— short review in leftist film magazine

Eisgruber, Heinz. Kulturwille, April, 1929. (Germany)
— review

Kraszna-Krausz, A(ndor). “G. W. Pabst’s Lulu.” Close-Up, April, 1929. (England / Switzerland)
— illustrated (5 pictures), critical analysis of the film on aesthetic grounds

P., H. Der Bildwart, April, 1929. (Germany)
— the author is Hans Pander

Vincent, Carl. “Loulou ou Le boîte de Pandore.” L’Indépendance Belge. April 12, 1929. (Belgium) *
— short review; Brussells publication

St.- Vilmer. “Loulou.” Cinematographie Francaise, April 20, 1929. (France) *
— article in French trade journal

Vincent-Brechignac, J. “Loulou, ou Wedekind attenue par Pabst.” Pour Vous, April 25, 1929. (France) *
— ilustrated article about the film

anonymous “Les Films Du Mois.” Cinèmagazine, April 26, 1929. (France) *
— review with illustration

Bouissounouse, Janine. L’Ami du Peuple, April 26, 1929. (France)
— “Louise Brooks a fait de Loulou une petite fille perverse et irresponsable.”

C., L. “Loulou” Cine-Journal, April 26, 1929. (France) *
— near full page article; “Loulou, c’est Louise Brooks qui a interprètè avec beaucoup de talent son rôle delicat et difficile. Elle s’y montre tout à fait remarquable. Elle est séduisante, troublante et cruelle, surprenante de vie et d’intensité expressive.” – author may be L. Chapeau

Bouissounouse, Janine. “Loulou.” La Revue du Cinéma, May, 1929. (France) *
— ” . . . magnifique film”

Lenauer, Jean. “Pabst nous parle de Loulou.” Pour Vous, May 2, 1929. (France) *
— short article about Pabst and the censorship of Loulou

D., L. “La Boite de Pandora.” Cinemagraphie Francaise, May 4, 1929. (France) *
— (author is Lucie Derain); article in French trade journal

Jeremy. “Pandorina skryoka.” Slovensky dennik, May 16, 1929. (Czechoslovakia)
— Bratislava publication

Lenauer, Jean. “Letter to an Unknown.” Close-Up, June, 1929. (England / Switzerland)
— “Louise Brooks is not chosen because she is Louise Brooks but because, for whatever reason, she looks likely to find it easier than anyone else might, to sink into and become a visual expression of Lulu in Pandora’s Box. Or so it appears to Pabst.”

anonymous. “Przed Ekranem.” Kurjier Warsawski, June 1, 1929. (Poland) *
— review in Warsaw newspaper

anonymous. “Lulu Puszka Pandory.” Kurjer Polski, June 4, 1929. (Poland) *
— short review in Warsaw newspaper

anonymous. Il Giornale d’Italia, June 8, 1929. (Argentina) *
— brief announcement in Italian-language Argentinian newspaper

“Vous Verrez.” Ciné-Miroir, July 12, 1929. (France) *
— captioned picture

anonymous. “Filmnieuws.” het Vaderland, August 9, 1929. (Netherlands) *
— brief article in Dutch newspaper

H., R. “Potemkin to be Seen in London.” Manchester Guardian, September 21, 1929. (England) *
— mentions forthcoming screening in London, in Manchester newspaper

R., F. Arbeiter Zeitung, September 29, 1929. (Germany)
— “Louise Brooks hat in der Hauptrolle gegen den Schatten Asta Nielsens anzukämpfen, die diese Figur zum erstenmal im Filom verköperte. Ihr herbes, leidenschaftloses und untheatralisches Spiel, das im wesentlichen ein Spiel der ausdrucksvollen dunklen Augen ist, rettet die Geschichte Thymians vorm Versinken in Sentimentalität, wie der ganze Film von jeglicher Sentimentalität frei ist” – the author is Fritz Rosenfeld

anonymous. Il Giornale d’Italia, October 11, 1929. (Argentina) *
— brief article

anonymous. “Louise Brooks sarà la protagonista del film La caja de Pandora.” L’Italia del Popolo, October 14, 1929. (Argentina) *
— article about the search for Lulu; according to this article Pabst chose eighteen girls, then six, including Greta Garbo

anonymous. Il Giornale d’Italia, October 15, 1929. (Argentina) *
— brief article

anonymous. “La magnifica super-produzione sonora La caja de Pandora appartiene alla Filmreich.” Il Giornale d’Italia,October 16, 1929. (Argentina) *
— brief article

anonymous. “La leggenda della Caja de Pandora.” Il Giornale d’Italia, October 18, 1929. (Argentina) *
— short article about the Pandora myth

anonymous. “La leggenda della Caja de Pandora.” L’Italia del Popolo, October 19, 1929. (Argentina)
— article about the Pandora myth in Italian-language Argentinian newspaper

Il Giornale d’Italia, October 23, 1929. (Argentina)
— captioned photo of the film

anonymous. “La Caja de Pandora è anche un’opera d’arte fotografica.” Il Giornale d’Italia, October 25, 1929. (Argentina) *
— brief article about the film’s cinematography

anonymous. “Chi è Lulù.” Il Giornale d’Italia, October 30, 1929. (Argentina) *
— short article about the character of Lulu

McPherson, Kenneth. “As Is.” Close-Up, November, 1929. (England / Switzerland)
— illustrated article on the film

anonymous. “I protagonisti della Caja de Pandora: il dottor Schoen.” Il Giornale d’Italia, November 3, 1929. (Argentina) *
— brief article

anonymous. “La Caja de Pandora della Filmreich.” Il Giornale d’Italia, November 9, 1929. (Argentina) *
— brief article about the character Schigolch, named Minuto

anonymous. “La caja de Pandora pellicola sonora della Filmreich.” Il Giornale d’Italia, November 10, 1929. (Argentina) *
— brief article

anonymous. “La caja de Pandora si proietterà al Teatro Porteno.” Il Giornale d’Italia, November 13, 1929. (Argentina) *
— brief article about the film’s premiere in Buenos Aires at the Teatro Porteno

Il Giornale d’Italia, November 14, 1929. (Argentina)
— captioned photo

anonymous. “Chi è Lulù.” Il Giornale d’Italia, November 16, 1929. (Argentina) *
— article with illustrations

anonymous. “Notas Cinematograficas.” La Prensa, November 18, 1929. (Argentina) *
— review in Buenos Aires newspaper

anonymous. “La caja de Pandora ha avuto grande successo nella sua prima esibizione.” Il Giornale d’Italia, November 19, 1929. (Argentina)
— article about the film’s success

anonymous. “Seguita con grande esito la proiezione della Caja de Pandora.” Il Giornale d’Italia, November 22, 1929. (Argentina) *
— brief article about the film

anonymous. Il Giornale d’Italia, November 29, 1929. (Argentina) *
— brief article

anonymous. “The Box of Pandora, Here.” New York Herald Tribune, December 1, 1929. *
— ” . . . one of Germany’s outstanding productions of many seasons.” New York City newspaper

anonymous. “Wedekinds Die Buchse der Pandora im Film.” New Yorker Volkszeitung, December 1, 1929. *
— article in German-language New York City newspaper

anonymous. “Kino.” Novoye Russkoye Slovo, December 1, 1929. *
— brief notice in Russian-language, New York City newspaper

anonymous. “Wedekinds Die Buchse der Pandora im Film.” Staats-Zeitung und Herold, December 1, 1929. *
— article in German-language New York City newspaper

Hall, Mordaunt. “A Disconnected Melodrama.” New York Times, December 2, 1929. *
— “In an introductory title the management sets forth that it has been prevented by the censors from showing the film in its entirety, and it also apologizes for what it termed ‘an added saccharine ending’ . . . . Miss Brooks is attractive and she moves her head and eyes at the proper moment, but whether she is endeavoring to express joy, woe, anger or satisfaction it is often difficult to decide.” – New York City newspaper; reprinted in George C. Pratt’s Spellbound in Darkness (Rochester, New York: University of Rochester, 1966)

R., Dr. “Die Buchse der Pandora.” New Yorker Herold, December 2, 1929. *
— article in German-language New York City newspaper

S., A. M. “Pandora’s Box Disjointed and Dreary.” New York Post, December 2, 1929. *
— “It develops into a rather dull underworld offering which makes very little sense.” – New York City newspaper

Crewe, Regina. “Louise Brooks in German Picture That’s Not So Good.” New York American, December 3, 1929. *
— .”Louise Brooks acts vivaciously but with a seeming blindness as to what it is all about.” – New York City newspaper

Tazelaar, Marguerite. “On the Screen.” New York Herald Tribune, December 3, 1929. *
— “Unlike Anna May Wong, and other Holywood actresses who have blossomed into skilled players under European influence, Miss Brooks doesn’t seem to have improved since her departure.” – New York City newspaper

Thirer, Irene. “Pandora’s Box Silent Film at 55th Street Playhouse.” New York Daily News, December 3, 1929. *
— “Louise Brooks is ideally suited to the role of Lulu.” – New York City newspaper

author unknown. Jewish Daily Forward, December 4, 1929. *
— article in Yiddish-language New York City newspaper

Olivet, Rene. “On verra cette semaine a Paris.” Cinémonde, December 5, 1929. (France) *
— review

anonymous. “At the 55th Street.” New York Sun, December 6, 1929. *
— small item – ” . . . has smashed the Fifty-fifth Street Playhouse’s box office records. It will therefore be held for another week.” – New York City newspaper

anonymous. “Der Erfolg der Die Buchse der Pandora.” Staats-Zeitung und Herold, December 6, 1929. *
— article in German-language New York City newspaper

anonymous. “Opinions on Pictures.” Motion Picture News, December 7, 1929. *
— “At that the picture is above the average of the usual foreign-made production shown in this type of theatre. It has a fast tempo which in itself is unusual. Undoubtedly Louise Brooks, who is starred, is largely responsible for this.” – review in trade journal

anonymous. “Der Erfolg der Die Buchse der Pandora.” New Yorker Volkszeitung, December 7, 1929. *
— article in German-language New York City newspaper

M., J. C. “The Current Cinema.” New Yorker, December 7, 1929. *
— ” . . . a subdued Kraft-Ebing overtone in Pandora’s Box, at the Fifty-fifth Street Playhouse, for the benefit of the Wedekind group.” – brief mention in magazine

Martin, Quinn. “Louise Brooks and the Censors.” The World, December 8, 1929. *
— “It does occur to me that Miss Brooks, while one of the handsomest of all the screen girls I have seen, is still one of the most eloquently terrible actresss who ever looked a camera in the eye.” – New York City newspaper

Harrower. “Louise Brooks in Pandora’s Box.” Film Daily, December 8, 1929. *
— capsule review; “Louise Brooks, the American actress, has the part of an exotic girl who attracts men and women alike. . . . It is too sophisticated for any but art theater audiences.”

anonymous. “Kino.” Novoye Russkoye Slovo, December 9, 1929. *
— capsule review in Russian-language, New York City newspaper

Waly. Variety, December 11, 1929. *
— “Better for Louise Brooks had she contented exhibiting that supple form in two-reel comedies or Paramount features. Pandora’s Box, a rambling thing that doesn’t help her, nevertheless proves that Miss Brooks is not a dramatic lead.”

L., J. F. “Pandora’s Box.” Billboard, December 14, 1929. *
— short review of the film; “This is a silent production that has no business playing anyhting but guild theaters.”

Pomahibcbka, M. “Ha Thcryax Metpib.” Kino, January, 1930. (U.S.S.R.) *
— article in Russian film journal

anonymous. “The Shadow Stage.” Photoplay, February, 1930. *
— capsule review; “Interesting to American fans because it shows Louise, formerly an American ingenue in silent films, doing grand work as the evil-spreader.”

V.-B., J. “Loulou.” Pour Vous, March 20, 1930. (France) *
— short review with scene still

Gelas, J.P. “Les mutilateurs de film.” L’Action Francaise, March 28, 1930. (France) *
— La Boite de Pandora is discussed in article about film censorship in Paris newspaper

anonymous. “A boceta de Pandora.” O Seculo, April 7 – 8, 1930. (Portugal)
— capsule review; “Louise Brooks encarna, com a sua figura coleante, a moderna Pandora”

H., R. “The Week on the Screen.” Guardian, April 12, 1930. (England) *
— short discussion in article in Manchester, England newspaper

L., A. “Estreias.” Cinefilo, April 12, 1930. (Portugal) *
— short review; “Louise Brooks avançou um passo decisivo na sua carreira.”

author unknown. “Pandora’s Box.” The Bioscope, April 16, 1930. (England) *
— capsule review: “Louise Brooks does all that is possible in the role of Lulu. Her performance, combined with the masterful characterisation of the wealthy man by Fritz Kortner, makes the early scenes definitely dramatic and effective.”

H., R. “The Week on the Screen.” Manchester Guardian, June 28, 1930. (England) *
— includes review in Manchester newspaper

author unknown. Kine Weekly, April 17, 1930. (England)

Bessy, Maurice-M. “Cine-Clubs Et Ecrans D’Avant-Garde” Cinèmagazine, May 1930. (France) *
—report on a screening of LouLou

H., R. “For Adolescents Only.” Close Up, May, 1930. (England / Switzerland)
— pages 423 – 424; short essay by Robert Herring

Bouissounousse, J. “Loulou (Die Büchse der Pandora).” Revue du Cinema, May 1, 1930. (France) *
— ” . . . magnifique.” – Paris publication

Kino i Zhizn, #15, 1930. (U.S.S.R.) *
— captioned still from the film

H., R. “The Week on the Screen.” Manchester Guardian, June 28, 1930. (England) *
— mentions Brigitte Helm’s desire to have played Lulu, in Manchester newspaper

L., C. A. “Selections from the New Films.” The Observer, August 24, 1930. (England) *
— brief write-up in London newspaper

Weinberg, Herbert. “The Cinema and the Censors.” Close Up, October, 1930. (England / Switzerland)

Rotha, Paul. The Film Till Now. London: Jonathan Cape, 1930. *
— contains two film stills and more than one page of text devoted to the film

“Screen.” Newark Star-Eagle, May 16, 1931. *
— captioned photo of Brooks notes that Pandora’s Box will be shown at the Little theater; item (with supporting advertisement indicating a synchonized soundtrack) in Newark, New Jersey newspaper

Merrick, Mollie. “Hollywood in Person.” Dallas Morning News, May 22, 1934. *
— mention in article in Dallas, Texas newspaper

Merrick, Mollie. “Destellos De Hollywood La Guerra Del Mañana En Pelicipla, Producida Por El Mismo, Derector De Don Quijote.” Prensa, May 27, 1934. *
— same article as above in Spanish-language Texas newspaper

Efimov, N(ikolaj). G. W. Pabst. Moscow: Gos. ob’edinennoe izd-vo “Iskusstvo”, 1936.
— pages 44 – 53 concern the two films Brooks made with Pabst; Brooks is pictured

Viazzi, Glauco. “Lulu.” Cinéma v. s, July 25 – August 10, 1943. (Italy) *
— “Ad interpretare Lulu, Pabst chiamò l’attrice Louise Brooks, né migliore poteva essere la sua scelta: dotata d’una maschera mobilissima (certo più duttile di quella d’una Brigitte Helm o d’una Greta Garbo, che in quel periodo avevano già ‘fissato’ sul volto il loro tipo, il carattere, l’interiore personalità) l’Americana si prestava a dare al personaggio ideato da Pabst un fisico che oggi, ad una buona distanza d’anni, non ancora appare sommerso, e reso sgraziato dai costumi dell’epoca, e soprattutto un sicuro, caratteristico senso recitativo tutto fatto allusioni e sfumature, d’improvvisi e sconcertanti scatti posti (in contrasto o in aderenza) accanto a raffinate indolenze del gestire, dell’incedere.”

Wollenberg, H. H. Fifty Years of German Film, London: The Falcon Press, 1948.
— a passing comment (“Possibly the most impressive film in this category appeared shortly before the end of the era of the silent film in 1929: Wedekind’s Pandora’s Box, directed by G.W. Pabst.”) along with one still from the film

Pandolfi, Vito. “Wedekind, Berg, Pabst: tre Lulu.” Cinéma n. s, November 15, 1949. (Italy)
— “Pabst apre negli occhi di Louise Brooks dei segni di rivolta che si accendono continuamente.”

Rognoni, Luigi. Cinema muto dalle origini al 1930, Bianco e Nero, 1951. (Italy)
— “. . . Se v’è un caso nel quale l’arte interpretativa coincide con quella creativa del regista questo è perfettamente dato da Lulu e dal Diario; la recitazione di Louise Brooks, sobria e intonata in ogni minimo particolare al personaggio, sostiene e dà anima a quest’ultimo film . . . .” anonymous. “Pandora’s Box.”

Sixty Years of Cinema, February – May, 1957. (England)
— two pages on the film in a programme of the National Film Theatre

Dyer, Peter John. “Vivisected.” The Observer, May 12, 1957. (England) *
— review in London newspaper

anonymous. “Film Crew to Start Waltz on Monday.” New York Times, April 25, 1959. *
— mention of screening in article in New York City newspaper

anonymous. “Film Notes.” Cinema 16, April 29, 1959. (United States)
— two pages of program notes

anonymous. “Recent Acquisitions, 1956-1959.” The Bulletin of the Museum of Modern Art, Winter, 1959-1960. (United States)
— “Acquired through the courtesy of the Danske Film-museum and Cinema, 16. 16mm, 7 reels, Danish flash titles.”

Cuenca, Carlos Fernandez. El cine aleman: Elementos de filmografia critica 1896 – 1960, Madrid: Filmoteca Nacional de España, 1961. *
— brief entry

anonymous. “Famous Hollywood Thrillers.” London Times, March 9, 1961. (England) *
— “. . . and the two films in which Pabst directed that now almost legendary star of the twenties, Louise Brooks” – announcement of screening of Diary of a Lost One and Pandora’s Box at the National Film Theater in London, England newspaper

McVay, Douglas. “A Season of Pabst and Murnau.” Guardian, April 6, 1961. (England) *
— article about screening of Diary of a Lost One and Pandora’s Box at the National Film Theater, in Manchester, England newspaper

Gregor, Ulrich. “Lulu im Kino von Asta Nielsen bis Nadja Tiller.” Theater heute 3, March 1962. (Germany) *
— article discusses the Pabst film and Louise Brooks along with other versions

Scheuer, Philip K. “Fun Sophisticated in ‘Mary, Mary’.” Los Angeles Times, June 15, 1962. *
— mentions screening in article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

Oldrini, G. “Un festival che era tranquillo (Lulu).” Cinema Nuovo, September – October, 1962. (Italy)

Kennedy, James. “Nation Film Theater Anthology.” Guardian, July 24, 1964. (England) *
— mention in article about screening at the National Film Theater, in Manchester, England newspaper

Brooks, Louise. “Pabst and Lulu.” Sight and Sound, Summer 1965. (England) *
— Brooks discusses the making of the film; also printed as “Pabst es Lulu” in Film Vilag (no. 4, 1991)

Borde, Raymond; Buache, Freddy; Courtade, Francis. Le cinéma réaliste allemand. Lyon, France: Serdoc, 1965. *
— contains a 13 page chapter on the film, as well as a page of film stills

Goyal, Trishla. “The Marketing of Films.” Intertrade Publications: Calcutta, India 1966. *
— one and 1/4 page discussion of the film

Price, James. “Daisy and Lulu.” London Magazine, August, 1966. (England) *
— Brooks and Pandora’s Box are discussed

Sidler, Viktor. “Aus den Schatzen der Cinematheque.” Cinema, ?? 1967. (Switzerland) *
— full page article with still; publication date uncertain; Zurich publication

Fernandez Cuenca, Carlos. G.W. Pabst, Madrid: Filmoteca Nacional de Espana, 1967.
— discussion of the two Brooks’ film in “La Trilogia Erortica”

anonymous. “The Box of Pandora.” Classic Film Collector, Summer 1968. (United States)
— 21 captioned photos of the film

Aubry, Yves and Petat, Jacques. “La seule qui nous reste,” L’Avant-Scene, 1968. (France) *
— commentary on the film in the G. W. Pabst issue of Anthologie du Cinéma, IV

anonymous. “Lulu. Il felice incontro di G.W. Pabst e Louise Brooks.” Cinema, June 1970. (Italy)
— eight pages article in softcore cinema published in Milan

author unknown. Hollywood Reporter, March 26, 1971. (United States).
— film credits

Sidler, Viktor. “Die Büchse der Pandora.” Cinéma, no. 66 – 67, 1971. (Switzerland)
— in the column Aus den Schatzen der Cinémathèque; Zurich film journal

Pabst, G. W. Pandora’s Box (Lulu). New York: Simon & Schuster, 1971. *
— contains the shooting script of the film (translation by Christopher Holme), cast listing and credits, as well as dozens of stills; brief introduction by Brooks, an article by the actress entitled “Pabst and Lulu,” and an essay by film writer Lotte H. Eisner entitled “Pabst and the Miracle of Louise Brooks.”

author unknown. CinemaTV Today, April 8, 1972. (United States).
— review

author unknown. Variety, April 19, 1972. (United States).
— review

author unknown. Films and Filming, June, 1972. (United States).
— review

Dawson, Helen. “Briefing.” The Observer, June 25, 1972. (England) *
— annotated program listings in London newspaper

Thirkell, Arthur. “Television Mirror.” Daily Mirror, June 29, 1972. (England) *
— “Classic about a prostitute who unwittingly inspires evil. Compelling and nightmarish.” – program listings in London newspaper

Pierre, Sylvie. “El Considerable Talento de G. W. Pabst.” Filmoteca, no. 16, 1972 – 1973 (Spain) *
— mention and brief discussion in article

Sidler, Viktor. Cinéma, no. 76, 1973 (Switzerland)
— article about cinema with six images from Pandora’s Box and three lines about the film; also front and back cover images of Brooks as Lulu

Krusche, Dieter. Reclams Filmfuhrer, Stuttgart, Germany: P. Reclam, 1973.
— contains an article on the film

anonymous. “G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box.” Janus Films, 1973. *
— two page catalog entry

Lemaster, Bud. “Ratings.” Classic Film Collector, Winter 1973. (United States). *
— review

Rayns, Tony. “Retrospective.” Monthly Film Bulletin, May, 1974. (England) *
— “None of these scenes or effects could have been brought off had not Lulu been a convincing focus for them, and it seems that much of the credit of the credit for their sustained success must go to Louise Brooks, whom Pabst clearly found the most stimulating of collaborators. Her ‘passive’ performance balances between innocence and childishly fleeting – but intense – emotions with candour and precision. Nothing in it is ‘actorish’; Pabst found the character in the actress, and drew it out through counterpoint, gesture and inflection.” – publication of the British Film Institute; London

Robinson, David. “A Buñuel might-have-been.” London Times, August 2, 1974. (England) *
— ” . . . few actresses have evoked so potent a mingling of the innocent and the vicious as Louise Brooks as Wedekind’s Lulu (Pabst’s Pandoras’s Box)” – mentioned in London, England newspaper

anonymous. “Pandora’s Box.” 1000 Eyes Magazine, # 2, 1975. *
— capsule review

anonymous. “Calagary.” Box Office, Decemeber 8, 1975. *
— brief write-up about Edmonton screening

Card, James. “Psychological Masterpieces: Pandora’s Box.” University of California, Los Angeles, 197?. *
— four pages of program notes

anonymous. “Pandora’s Box.” University of California, Los Angeles, June 29, 197?. *
— one page program note

anonymous. “Pandora’s Box.” George Eastman House, 197?. *
— one page program note; Rochester, New York

anonymous. “Thrills.” Winnipeg Free Press, November 10, 1977. (Canada) *
— brief write-up in Winnipeg, Manitoba newspaper

Atwell, Lee. G.W. Pabst. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1977. *
— contains material on the film

author unknown. “Pandora’s Box.” in Magill’s Survey of Cinema. Pasadena, California: Salem Press Inc., 1980. *

anonymous, “Loulou.” Le Film Français, January 11, 1980. (France)
— article

anonymous. “Piece together original Pabst film of 1929 with Louise Brooks’ Lulu.” Variety, February 13, 1980. *
— article

V., G. (Vaugeois, Gerard). l’Humanite-dimanche, February 17, 1980. (France)

Pascaud, Fabienne. Télérama, February 20, 1980. (France)

author unknown. La Croix, February 21, 1980. (France)

author unknown. Les Echos, February 21, 1980. (France)

author unknown. France-soir, February 21, 1980. (France)

Palmier, Jean Michel. “La boîte à Pandore de Pabst.” Les Nouvelles Littéraires, Febuary 21-28, 1980. (France) *
— half-page article

anonymous. “Pabst’s Lulu lauft in Paris.” Die Welt, February 22, 1980. (Germany)
— Hamburg newspaper

author unknown. L’Aurore, February 22, 1980. (France)

Marmin, Michel. “Incandescence.” Le Figaro, February 22, 1980. (France) *
— short article in Paris publication

author unknown. Le Matin, February 22, 1980. (France)

Guibert, Hervé. “Le cyclone.” Le Monde, February 23, 1980. (France) *
— article in Paris publication

author unknown. Le Canard enchaîné, February 27, 1980. (France)

author unknown. Libération, February 28, 1980. (France)

Serceau, Daniel. “Loulou.” Revue du Cinema, March, 1980. (France)
— pages 58 – 59; Paris publication

Veillon, Olivier-René. “Le Retour de ‘Loulou’.” Cinématographe, March, 1980. (France) *
— illustrated article on pages 68 – 69; Paris publication

author unknown. L’Education, March 27, 1980. (France)

author unknown. Les Nouvelles littéraires, March 28, 1980. (France)

Pétat, Jacques. “De quelques films allemands d’actualite: ‘Loulou,’ de G. W. Pabst.” Cinéma 80, April, 1980. (France) *
— two page article about a restored version of the film; Paris publication

Garbicz, Adam and Klinowski, Jacek. Cinema, The Magic Vehicle. Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1980. *
— short entries on significant films including Pandora’s Box

anonymous. “Pandora’s Box.” National Film Theatre, August 7, 198?. (England) *
— one page program note; London

Sauvaget, D. “Pabst et les Benedictins.” Revue du Cinema, February, 1981. (France)
— contains a few lines about the restoration of the film

Gele, C. “Precisions au sujet de ‘Loulou’.” L’Avant Scene du Cinema, February 15, 1981. (France) *
— article

Bloch, Judy. “Restored treasures of German expressionist cinema from the Munich Film Archives: Pandora’s Box.” Pacific Film Archive, March, 1981. *
— four pages of program notes; Berkeley, California

anonymous. “Film Notes – Pandora’s Box.” Pacific Film Archive, March 7, 1981. *
— brief program notes from the PFA Film Series “Organ Accompaniment by Robert Vaughn” – Berkeley, California (follow this link to access text)

Valentine, Penny. “The Week in View.” The Observer, March 15, 1981. (England) *
— annotated program listings in London newspaper

Robinson, David. “Films On TV.” London Times, March 21, 1981. (England) *
— ” the magnetic and beautiful American star Louise Brooks as the fatal Lulu.” – mentioned in London, England newspaper

Kock, Ivode. “Lulu.” Andere Sinema, May, 1981. (Belgium)
— Antwerp publication

anonymous. “Pandora’s Box.” Denver International Film Festival, May 5, 1981. *
— one page program note; Denver, Colorado

author unknown. Radio Times, May 23, 1981. (England)
— letter from the composer of the music for the television screening of the film on March 21, 1981.

Ramasse, François. “Le Sexe de Pandora.” Positif, July – August, 1981. (France) *
— illustrated article on pages 15 – 19; Paris publication

Arbaudie, Marie -Claude. “Lifting pour Pabst.” Le Film Français, nr. 1878, November 1981. (France)
— article

Peary, Danny. Cult Movies. New York: Dell, 1981.
— includes an illustrated, five page entry on Pandora’s Box

anonymous. “Pandora’s Box.” National Film Theatre, 198?. (England) *
— two pages of program notes; London

anonymous. “Classic Silent Film to be Shown.” Capital, September 16, 1982. *
— article in Annapolis, Maryland newspaper

Cowie, Peter. “Pandora’s Box.” The Movie, number 110, 1982. (England) *
— 2 page illustrated look at the 1929 film, with 8 stills and poster artwork

Kael, Pauline. 5001 Nights at the Movies. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1982. *
— contains a half-page entry on the film

anonymous. “Silent Film Scheduled.” New York Times, January 14, 1983. *
— brief article about screening in New York City newspaper

anonymous. “The Box of Pandora.” Classic Images, May, 1983. (United States)
— video tape review of the Classic Video Cinema Collectors Club release

Foerster, Annette. “De stomme taal van de beelden.” Skrien, Summer 1983. (Netherlands)
— illustrated article; Amsterdam publication

Gramann, K. “Eindelijk terug! Asta Nielsen, Louise Brooks, G. Garbo.” Skrien, September 1983. (Netherlands)
— collection of articles and interviews on three reissued restored silent films by G.W.Pabst in Amsterdam publication

Rothstein, Meryvn. “Louise Brooks Returns in 2 Classics.” New York Times, September 16, 1983. *
— article; New York City newspaper

Syna, Sy. “1929 Pandora’s Box treats sordid subject with artistic realism.” New York Tribune, September 17, 1983. *
— article with still; New York City newspaper

Leogrande, Ernest. “Two movies for Louise Brooks Fans.” Daily News, September 18, 1983. *
— article with still; New York City newspaper

anonymous. “Goings on About Town.” New Yorker, September 19, 1983. *
— short article

Morrone, John. “Louise Brooks, My One and Only.” New York Native, September 26, 1983. *
— article with still; New York City newspaper

Sarris, Andrew. “The Legend of Louise Brooks.” Village Voice, September 27, 1983. *
— article

Nicholas, Irene B. “New Looks at Brooks.” Chelsea Clinton News, September 29, 1983. *
— article; Chelsea, New York newspaper

Carr, Jay. “Louise Brooks Casts Her Spell.” Boston Globe, October 12, 1983. (United States)
— “It isn’t enough to see stills of Louise Brooks.” – Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

anonymous. “Film Notes – Pandora’s Box.” Pacific Film Archive, December 7, 1983. *
— brief program notes from the PFA Film Series “Classics of the German Cinema: Two by G. W. Pabst” – Berkeley, California (follow this link to access text)

Shepard, Richard F. “Going Out Guide.” New York Times, May 28, 1984. *
— short write-up in New York City newspaper

Estrin, Eric. “Pandora’s box.” Los Angeles Magazine, July 1, 1984. *
— television program review – Los Angeles, California magazine

anonymous. “Flute Music for Pandora.” Miami Herald, October 11, 1984. *
— brief story in Florida newspaper; “A special treat awaits film buffs this weekend at the Beaumont Cinema on the University of Miami campus. The 1928 silent film Pandora’s Box will be shown with a live, improvised flute accompaniment by Althea Kaplan and Oaul Messina.” – Miami, Florida newspaper

Guest, Barbara. Herself Defined. New York: Doubleday, 1984. *
— biography of the poet known as H.D.; contains a brief mention of Brooks and Pandora’s Box – “Macpherson was already excitedly proposing that Pabst replace Louise Brooks with H.D. in Pandora’s Box.”

Carr, Jay. “Vintage Stock.” Boston Globe, September 8, 1985. *
— capsule review; Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

Vance, Kelly. “Look back in wonder.” East Bay Express, September 13, 1985. *
— one page article; Berkeley, California news weekly

anonymous. “Film Notes – Pandora’s Box (Die Büchse der Pandora).” Pacific Film Archive, October 13, 1985. *
— brief program notes from the PFA Film Series “Treasures of the Silent Screen: A Tribute to Louise Brooks (1906-1985)” – Berkeley, California

Edwards, Gregory J. The Book of the International Film Poster. London: Tiger Books International, 1985.*
— contains brief textual and illustrative material related to the film

Monaco, James. The Connoisseur’s Guide to the Movies. New York: Facts on File, 1985. *
— contains an entry on Pandora’s Box

Combs, Richard. “Decline and Fall. Pandora’s Box.” Listener, February, 1986. (England)
— review

Atkinson, Terry. “Turn-ons and turn-offs in current home entertainment releases.” Los Angeles Times, June 10, 1986. *
— capsule review of Embassy video release; “Vivacious, intelligent and unfathomable, Louise Brooks looms as an even more intriguing actress of the late silent era than Garbo for some film enthusiasts. In this 1929 G. W. Pabst-directed German classic, Brooks’ femme fatale-the most notable role of her too-brief career-is a twist on the vamps of the time: She naively inspires evil. The often quite silly story (Lulu’s men include Jack the Ripper!), the sexual tension, remarkable tableaux of stunningly framed shots and the one-of-a-kind star performance are retained in a very good if not pristine print, nicely scored.”

anonymous. “VPRO laat legendarische Louise Brooks herleven.” Leeuwarder Courant, July 25, 1986. (Netherlands) *
— article in Leeuwarden, Netherlands newspaper

Everson, William. “Pandora’s Box.” Video Review, September, 1986. *
— review of the Embassy video release

anonymous. “Film Notes – Pandora’s Box (Die Büchse der Pandora).” Pacific Film Archive, October 29, 1986. *
— brief program notes from the PFA Film Series “German Silent Cinema ” – Berkeley, California

Green, Martin and Swan, John. The Triumph of Pierrot. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1986. *
— book on the Commedia dell’Arte and the Modern Imagination; ” . . . G.W. Pabst dramatized this pursuit in a dark and shadowed staircase scene in his version of the Lulu plays, Pandora’s Box (Die Buchse der Pandora, 1928-1929). Its Lulu was that epitome of American Jazz Age sexiness, Louise Brooks, complete with her sensual Pierrot look.”

Ott, Frederick W. The Great German Films. Secaucus, New Jersey: Citadel Press, 1986. *
— illustrated four page section on Pandora’s Box

Rentschler, Eric (editor). German Film & Literature: Adaptions and Transformations. New York and London: Methuen, 1986. *
— includes Thomas Elsaesser’s essay “Lulu and the Meter Man: Pabst’s Pandora’s Box [1929].”

Carr, Jay. “A Long, Dazzling ‘Napoleon’ and a Torrid ‘Pandora’s Box’.” Boston Globe, February 22, 1987. *
— brief review of Embassy Home Entertainment video release; “On the strength of this performance alone, Brooks will be remembered as one of film’s great femmes fatales.” – Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

Hunter, Charles. “8:45 Film: Pandora’s Box.” Irish Times, February 22, 1986. (Ireland) *
— short article in article in Dublin, newspaper

Schmidt, E. Jr. “G.W. Pabst, der regisseur der neuen Sachlichkeit.” Blimp, Spring, 1987. (Germany)
— includes credits, portrait and stills

anonymous. “Pandora’s Box.” Big Reel, October 15, 1987. (United States)
— reprints the Kino International press release and scene still

Iampolskii, M. “Iashchik Pandory. Iskusstvo Kino, September, 1988. (U.S.S.R.) *
— article in Moscow film journal; (click here for English translation)

Pratley, Gerald. “Living room has become a better movie theater.” Toronto Star, October 30, 1988. (Canada) *
— capsule review of video release in Toronto newspaper

Dahlke, Günther and Karl, Günther. Deutsche Spielfilme von den Anfangen bis 1933. Berlin: Henschel, 1988. *
— contains an article by ch. m. (Christiane Muckenberger)

anonymous. “Film Notes – Pandora’s Box (Die Buechse der Pandora).” Pacific Film Archive, November 17, 1988. *
— brief program notes from the PFA Film Series “The Face in Film” – Berkeley, California

Donovan, F. “Loulou.” Cinema 89, September, 1989. (France)
— includes credits; Paris publication

Petro, Patrice. Joyless Streets. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton, New Jersey, 1989. *
— discussion and references to Brooks and Pandora’s Box in this study of “women and melodramatic representation in Weimar Germany”

anonymous. “Die Büchse der Pandora.” Il cinema ritrovato, November 25, 1990. (Italy) *
— notes for an Italian screening

anonymous. “G.W. Pabst and Louise Brooks: Pandora’s Box.” Kino International Corporation, 1990. *
— one page catalog entry

Kaplan, E. Ann. (editor) Psychoanalysis and Cinema. New York and London: Routledge, 1990. *
— discussion of Pandora’s Box in Janet Bergstrom’s “Psychological Explantion in the Films of Lang and Pabst.”

Rentschler, Eric (editor). The Films of G. W. Pabst: An Extraterritorial Cinema. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1990. *
— contains “The Erotic Barter: Pandora’s Box”

Schlemmer, Gottfried, and Riff, Bernhard and Haberl, Georg. (editors) G. W. Pabst. Munster: MAkS Publikationen, 1990. *
— papers from an international symposium held November, 1986 in Vienna, Austria; includes Janet Bergstrom’s “Psychologische Erklarung in Den Filmen von Pabst und Land” (“Psychological Explantion in the Films of Lang and Pabst”) and Thomas Elsaesser’s “Louise Brooks, Pabst und Die Buchse der Pandora (Lulu und der Stromableser)” (“Lulu and the Meter Man: Pabst’s Pandora’s Box”)

Thomas, Nicholas. International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers: Volume I Films. Chicago: St. James Press, 1990. *
— two page entry on Pandora’s Box by Barbara Salvage, with film still

Raymond, Cathy. “Lulu recast: G. W. Pabst’s cinematic adaptation of Wedekind’ plays.” Ars Semeiotica: Kodikas/Code. An International journal of semiotics, vol. 14, nnr. 1-2, January-June 1991.
— pages 83-97

Wagner, J. “Pandora’s Box: a movie is still being watched.” Spectator, number 2, 1991.
— pages 24 – 31, illustrated with stills from the film

Brooks, Louise. “Pabst es Lulu.” Film Világ, no. 4, 1991. (Hungary)
— Brooks discusses the making of the film; earlier printed as “Pabst and Lulu ” in Sight and Sound, Summer 1965

anonymous. “Vampires and Sleepwalkers.” Ithancan, October 10, 1991. *
— discussion of the film in the student newspaper at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York

Coates, Paul. The Gorgon’s Gaze. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
— contains partial chapter on Pandora’s Box

Doane, Mary Ann. Femmes Fatales. New York and London: Routledge, 1991. *
— contains “The Erotic Barter: Pandora’s Box”

Huffhines, Kathy Schulz. Foreign Affairs. San Francisco: Mercury House, 1991.
— the National Society of Film Critics’ video guide to foreign films, contains “Pandora’s Box” by Jay Carr

anonymous. “Film Notes – Pandora’s Box.” Pacific Film Archive, April 5, 1992. *
— brief program notes from the PFA Film Series “Silent Film Classics” – Berkeley, California

Pinkerton, R. N. “Lulu Opens Pandora’s Box.” Classic Images, June, 1992. (United States)
— pages 34 – 35

Hicks, Chris. “Pandora’s Box.” Deseret News, June 12, 1992. *
— Salt Lake City, Utah newspaper

Gandert, Gero. Der Film der Weimarer Republik 1929. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1993. *
— contains a 9 page chapter on the film

Burchall, Greg. “Brooks makes a riveting return.” Melbourne Age, May 11, 1993. (Australia) *
— article about Pandora’s Box, and Jen Anderson’s score; Melbourne newspaper

Smith, Michael. “Promptings.” Melbourne Age, May 14, 1993. (Australia) *
—review of the Pandora’s Box, and Jen Anderson’s score; Melbourne newspaper

Dolan, Sarah. “At the Cinema .” Herald Sun, May 19, 1993. (Australia) *
—capsule review; Melbourne newspaper

Chalon, Mark. “From 1929 ‘Pandora’s Box’ Emerges a Lulu of an Actress.” Los Angeles Times, October 14, 1993. *
— article with still; “Pabst, the director of Pandora’s Box, rescued Brooks from a stalled career in Hollywood and turned her into a diva of the German cinema. He apparently recognized what Paramount (where Brooks was stuck in a nowhere contract) failed to-that she could light up the silent screen with cool eroticism.” – Los Angeles, California newspaper

author unknown. Sight and Sound, November 1993. (England)
— page 61 – video note

Purvis, Ray. “Review of Pandora’s Box.” West Australian, January 16, 1994. (Australia) *
— article on the film, and the score by Jen Anderson; Australian newspaper

Hawker, Philippa. “Screen greatness, after years of silence.” Melbourne Age, February 10, 1994. (Australia) *
—review of the Pandora’s Box, and Jen Anderson’s score; Melbourne newspaper

Naglazas, Mark. “Brooks Radiant in Silent Classic.” The West Australian, February 16, 1994. (Australia) *
—review of the Pandora’s Box, and Jen Anderson’s score; Australian newspaper

DeBartolo, J. “Video Tape Reviews.” Classic Images, September, 1994. (United States)
— review of video tape release

Rapp, Bernard and Lamy, Jean Claude (editors). Dictionnaire des films. Paris: Larousse, 1995. *
— includes a brief entry (cast, credits and plot) by Michel Marie

Creed, Barbara. “Film.” Melbourne Age, January 13, 1995. (Australia) *
— capsule review of the film, and Jen Anderson’s score; Melbourne newspaper

Merritt, Russell. “Pandora’s Box.” San Francisco International Film Festival, May, 1995. *
— one page program note

Sullivan, Monica. “Pandora’s Box (original title: Buechse der Pandora, Die).” Movie Magazine International, May 3, 1995. *
— film review, along with review of the film score by the Clubfoot Orchestra

Kelp, Larry. “Orchestra Scores Box of Sex, Betrayal.” Press Democrat, May 5, 1995. *
— film review, and review of the film score by the Clubfoot Orchestra; “The world premiere of its new work marks Club Foot’s first appearance as part of the San Francisco Film Festival. [Louise] Brooks’ uncanny ability to seem simultaneously innocent and an irresistible vamp comes through clearly as she plays Lulu.” – Santa Rosa, California newspaper

LaSalle, Mick. “Pandora’s Box Is Steeped in Critical Hysteria.” San Francisco Chronicle, May 5, 1995. *
— film review, and review of the film score by the Clubfoot Orchestra; San Francisco, California newspaper

Walters, Barry. “Club Foot mixes horror and humor.” San Francisco Examiner, May 5, 1995. *
— film review, and review of the film score by the Clubfoot Orchestra; San Francisco, California newspaper

author unknown. “Loulou.” Sequences, May / June, 1995.
— illustrated article – a psychoanalytic analysis

Thomas, Kevin. “Orchestra Adds Sounds to Silent ‘Pandora’s Box’.” Los Angeles Times, June 12, 1995. *
— “A figure of incandescent, willful amorality with a dazzling, irresistible smile . . . .” – Los Angeles, California newspaper

Musetto, V.A. “Pandora meets sounds of music.” New York Post, July 25, 1995. *
— article regarding screening with Clubfoot Orchestra; New York City newspaper

Mathews, Jack. “Heads Up! Pandora’s Box.” Newsday, July 26, 1995. *
— brief review; New York City publication

amorosi, a.d. “Pandora’s Box.” City Paper, July 27, 1995. *
— short review; Philadelphia, Pennslyvannia publication

Holden, Stephen. “A Silent-Film Femme Fatale As Victim, Too.” New York Times, July 28, 1995. *
— article regarding screening with Clubfoot Orchestra in New York City newspaper

anonymous. “Pandora’s box.” Village Voice, August 1, 1995. *
— brief review – author may be Jeff Taubin

Sterritt, David. “Lincoln Center Also Opened Pandora’s Box.” Christian Science Monitor, August 1, 1995. *
— “Louise Brooks’s portrayal of the title character is one of the most celebrated female performances of the silent-film era, and Pabst uses nuances of light, movement, and montage to captivating effect.” – brief discussion of the film and the Club Foot Orchestra score in newspaper article

Eva. “Pandora’s Box.” KZSU, Summer, 1995. *
— short radio review; Stanford, California radio station

Littau, Karin. “Refractions of the Feminine: The Monstrous Transformations of Lulu.” MLN, September, 1995. *
— pages 888 – 912; academic journal

Sterritt, David. “Innovative Composers Tap Out New Tunes for Old Movies.” Christian Science Monitor, September 12, 1995. *
— discussion of the film and the Club Foot Orchestra score within newspaper article

Kasten, Jürgen. Metzler Film Lexikon. Stuttgart, Weimar: Verlag J.B. Metzler, 1995. (Germany) *
— contains “Die Büchse der Pandora.”

anonymous. “Pandora’s Box.” Reel Affirmations, 1995. *
— one page program note for screening sponsored by Goethe Institute

Filmklassiker. Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam, 1995. *
— includes a seven page chapter on the film by Thomas Koebner

Williams, Sue. “Behind the facade with front up.” The Australian, January 9, 1996. (Australia) *
— capsule review for Australian television screening; Australian newspaper

Kermabon, J. “Sous les L de ‘L’ange bleu’.” Vertigo, 1996. (France)
— pages 103 – 105; illustrated article

Thomas, John D. “Our Miss Brooks.” Creative Loafing, May 18, 1996.
— review for screening sponsored by the Silent Film Society of Atlanta

Mathews, Jack. “Heads up! Pandora’s Box.” Newsday, August 26, 1996.
— brief article regarding a screening with the Club Foot Orchestra

McCormick, Richard W. “New Women in Crisis: Commodification and Downward Mobility in G.W. Pabst’s Büchse der Pandora and Irmgard Kenn’s Das kunstseidene Mädchen.” 1996. (United States)
— paper presented at the 1996 German Studies Association Conference in Seattle, Washington

Tracey, Liz and Pokorny, Sydney. So You Want to Be a Lesbian?: A Guide for Amateurs and Professionals. New York: St. Martin’s, 1996. *
— contains a capsule entry: “Pandora’s Box (1928). Directed by G. W. Pabst. Louise Brooks oozes silent sex appeal and positions herself as the only femme fatale to die for. The scene where she dances with another woman is legendary and well worth having a VCR with slow motion.”

Weldon, Michael J. Psychotronic Video Guide to Film. New York: St. Martin’s, 1996. *
— contains a short entry: “Louise Brooks (from Kansas) is Lulu, one of the most fascinating female characters ever on the screen.”

anonymous. “Die Büchse der Pandora.” Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, 1997. (Germany) *
— two pages of program notes

author unknown. Télérama, April, 1997. (France)

Rousseau, Nita. “L’Etoile Perdue.” Le Nouvel Observateur, April 5, 1997. (France) *
—article in television supplement of this French newspaper; Brooks is also on the cover of the paper’s TV supplement, TéléObs

Cannon, Damian. “Die Büchse der Pandora (1929) (aka Pandora’s Box).” Movie Reviews, 1997. (England) *
— web-based publication

Berg-Ganschow, Uta. “Caja de Pandora, La (Die Büchse der Pandora).” Inter Nationes-Spielfilmkatalog, (Germany) *

Grable, Lisa. “Lisa’s Home Bijou: Pandora’s Box.” Retro, September, 1997. *
— film review in an internet magazine

Schechter, Harold. A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers. New York: Pocket, 1997. *
— capsule entry; “Pandora’s Box (1928). Classic silent film by G. W. Pabst, starring screen legend Louise Brooks as the femme fatale Lulu, who ends up as a streetwalker in London. And guess who her very first (and last) customer is ?”

Benedict, David. “Choice: Film.” Independent, February 18, 1998. (England)
— capsule review – “As the beautiful Lulu, Brooks devastates both men and women, a shocking (and shockingly rare) study in female power;” London, newspaper

Ebert, Roger. “Pandora’s Box.” Chicago Sun Times, April 26, 1998. *
— article reprinted in The Great Movies (New York: Broadway Books, 2002); Chicago, Illinois newspaper

anonymous. “LouLou.” Cine-Club Normale Sup, May 19, 1998. (France) *
— notes for a screening

Koll, Gerald. Pandoras Schätze: Erotikkonzeptionen in den Stummfilmen von G.W. Pabst. Munchen: Diskurs Film Verlag, 1998. *
— contains a lengthy, illustrated chapter on Pandora’s Box

Iampolskii, M. “Iashchik Pandory. Iskusstvo Kino, September, 1988. (U.S.S.R.) *
— article

anonymous. “A Louise Brooks double feature.” New York Post, October 12, 1998. (United States)
— brief article in New York City newspaper

S., Nick G. “Pandora’s Box.” Film Frog, circa 1998. (United States)
— review on Sonoma State University website; Sonoma, California

Samuel, Tim. “Pandora’s Box: Lulu, the Beautiful Evil.” Classic Movie Reviews (Jake and Boomer), 1998. *
— web-based publication

Maltin, Leonard. Leonard Maltin’s Movie & Video Guide. New York: Signet, 1998. *
— capsule review; “Hypnotic silent film stars legendary Brooks as flower girl who becomes protégée–then wife–of editor, with bizarre and unexpected consequences. Striking sexuality and drama, with Brooks an unforgettable Lulu.”

Malcolm, Derek. “G.W. Pabst: Pandora’s Box.” Guardian, July 22, 1999. (England) *
— Manchester newspaper

Sherwell, Subhi. “Subhi Sherwell Picks Over the Bones of the Contemporary Moscow Arts Scene.” Moscow News, October 27, 1999. (Russia) *
— “PANDORA’S BOX: The film that made the great Louise Brooks. The oh-so subtly portrayed shocking adventures of a Berlin prostitute (Cinema Museum; 18:30, Oct 27).” – brief notice in Moscow newspaper

Darren, Alison. The Lesbian Film Guide. London: Continuum International Publishing Group, 1999. *
— an entry on Pandora’s Box is included

Koebner, Thomas. Halbnah. St. Augustin, Germany: Gardez Verlag, 1999.
— two-page passage on Pandora’s Box; Brooks also appears on the cover

Thomas, Douglas B. The Early History of German Motion Pictures. Washington, D.C.: Thomas International, 1999. *
— contains about a page of material on Pandora’s Box

Zimmerman, Bonnie. Encyclopedia of Lesbian Histories and Cultures: Volume 1. New York: Garland Publishing, 1999. *
— “It is difficult to locate the first cinematic representation of a lesbian, given that female identified desire is often depicted in veiled terms. In spite of this limitation, Countess Gerschwitz (Alice Robert) in G. W. Pabst’s Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora’s Box [1929]) seems to be the premier lesbian of cinema. Geschwitz pursues a heterosexual affair as the narrative progresses, she does so to pro tect the woman she loves, Lulu (Louise Brooks). As with other lesbian representations, the countess’s desires are heavily implied – especially in a waltz scene when Lulu and Geschwitz dance together – but do not take explicit shape.”

Musetto, V. A. “Lulu in Brooklyn.” New York Post, March 26, 2000. (United States)
— review in New York City newspaper

Aherns, Leslie Ortquist. “Opening Pandora’s box: American and the American woman in films from the Weimar Republic.” Dissertation abstract international. Section A: the Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 61, nr. 2, August 2000.

Bennett, Carl. “Pandora’s Box.” Silent Era, 2000. *
— web-based publication

Collins, Cindy Ruth. “Pandora’s Box.” Hollywood Ripper Filmguide, 2000. *
— web-based publication

B., J. “Film Notes – Pandora’s Box.” Pacific Film Archive, May 28, 2000. *
— brief program notes from the PFA Film Series “Eastman House Presents” – Berkeley, California

anonymous. “Pandora’s Box.” Filmo Artiplex, circa 2000. *
— article

Pendergast, Tom and Sara. International Dictionary of Film and Filmakers IV, Films, Detroit and London: St. James Press, 2000
— section by Barbara Salvage on Die Büchse der Pandora; (4th ed.; 1st. ed 1984; 2nd ed. 1990; 3rd. ed. 1997)

Dumble, Keith. “Pandora’s Box.” Screen Scene, circa 2000. (England) *
— web-based publication

Morandini, Morando. Dizionario dei film. Bologna, Italy: Zanichelli, 2000. *
— includes a brief entry on the film

Saçashima, Edilson. “E Zeus criou Louise Brooks (para a desgraça dos homens).” Cinedebate, circa 2000. (Brazil) *
— web-based review

Bühler, Philipp. “Und plötzlich singt Louise Brooks.” Berliner Zeitung, March 31, 2001. (Germany) *
— article in Berlin newspaper

anonymous. “Pandora’s Box.” “Pandora’s Box.” Boston Phoenix, July 20, 2001. *
— capsule review; Boston, Massachusetts publication

Baker, Robin. “Pandora’s Box.” PopcornQ, circa 2001. (England) *
— capsule film notes from the British Film Institute

Gee, Shannon. “Pandora’s Box.” Amazon.co.uk, circa 2001. (England) *
— review located on commercial website

Thomajan, Dale. “Pandora’s Box.” TV Guide Online, circa 2001. *
— review on entertainment website; “Playing the role that later earned her a large cult of admirers, Louise Brooks is unforgettable.”

White, Rusty. “Pandora’s Box.” EI: Entertainment Insiders, 2001. *
— web-based publication

McCormick, Richard W. Gender and Sexuality in Weimar Modernity. New York: Palgrave, 2001. *
— contains discussion of Pandora’s Box, along with references to Brooks

Simpson, Paul. Rough Guide to Cult Movies. London: Rough Guide, 2001. *
— survey of favorite films of all time; contains an entry on Pandora’s Box

Whitehead, Mark. Jack the Ripper. London: Pocket Essentials, 2001. *
— contains an entry on Pandora’s Box

Brown, Hannah. “Silence speaks.” Jerusalem Post, January 3, 2002. (Israel) *
— article in Jerusalem newspaper

Petrakis, John. “Screen Gems.” Chicago Tribune, January 11, 2002. *
— short review; “Brooks’ status as a silent screen sex goddess is permanently fixed.” – Chicago, Illinois newspaper

Rambøl, Espen Svenningsen. “Pandora’s Box.” Film Magasinet, May 7, 2002. (Norway) *
— website review

Potton, Ed. “Videos and DVDs.” The Times, June 22, 2002. (England) *
— “ABANDONED BY Hollywood, Brooks reached the erotic zenith of her silent career under the tutelage of one of Weimar Germany’s most important directors. Pabst’s fusion of two Frank Wedekind plays sees her as Lulu, an innocent girl whose sexual magnetism dooms men, women and ultimately herself. l DVD Extras: Looking For Lulu, a documentary on the life of Brooks, a woman whose hairstyle made her an icon for the flapper generation and whose pervasive sensuality blazed a trail for femmes fatales from Lauren Bacall to Sharon Stone.” – review in London newspaper

Stanbrook, Alan. “DVD’s.” Sunday Telegraph, June 30, 2002. (England) *
— very brief review; “Pandora’s Box (Second Sight, PG, DVD pounds 19.99, video pounds 12.99). G.W. Pabst’s stylish 1929 adaptation of Wedekind’s once notorious play stars Hollywood’s Louise Brooks in her most spellbinding role. Video extras include a profile of the silent temptress who, to modern eyes, is sexier than Garbo. .” – London newspaper

Williams, Evan. “Movie bite.” The Australian, July 4, 2002. (Australia) *
— “Obsessive, as always, about the women he admired, Kenneth Tynan rhapsodised over Louise Brooks after his umpteenth viewing of this movie: ‘this shameless urchin tomboy, this unbroken, unbreakable porcelain filly amoral but totally selfless.’ Kevin Brownlow called her ‘a beauty unparalleled in film history.’ As Lulu, she’s the fixed, hypnotic centre of G.W.Pabst’s silent masterpiece, made in Germany in 1928 and a landmark in world cinema. It’s a story of infatuation and seduction involving Brooks’s temptress and various of her victims, and remains compulsively watchable. Brooks once described the film’s understated ending in the magazine Sight and Sound: ‘It is Christmas Eve, and Lulu is about to receive the gift which has been her dream since childhood. Death by a sexual maniac’ (that is, Jack the Ripper). The film had a big-screen revival in Sydney in 1992 with string quartet accompaniment; the small screen will do.” – short article in Australian newspaper

Anderson, Doug. “Film of the week.” Sydney Morning Herald, July 7, 2002. (Australia) *
— short article – the film is named “film of the Week” in Sydney, Australia newspaper

French, Philip. “This Week’s Video Releases.” Observer, July 7, 2002. (England) *
— ” PANDORA’S BOX (1928, PG, Second Sight, DVD/Retail) G.W. Pabst’s stunning adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s Lulu with an unforgettable performance by the 22-year-old Louise Brooks as the naive sensualist and courtesan who leaves a wake of broken admirers behind her as she heads for her own destruction. This DVD includes an hour-length documentary, featuring an interview with Louise Brooks.” – capsule review in London, England newspaper

Partridge, Des. “Movie Reviews.” Courier-Mail, July 9, 2002. (Australia) *
— “American actress Louise Brooks, pictured centre, illuminated German filmmaker G.W. Pabst’s German-made silent film based on a play popular in Berlin. Brooks, famous as a vamp, is Lulu, a woman who murders her lover, becomes a prostitute, and eventually becomes a victim of London’s Victorian-era serial killer, Jack the Ripper. The film curiously lacks suspense or thrills, and no one, apart from Brooks, makes much of an impression.” – capsule write-up related to television screening in Sydney, Australia newspaper

anonymous. “IMDb Movie of the Day.” Internet Movie Database, July 15, 2002. *
— short piece on film website

Brown, Geoff. “New video releases.” The Times, July 18, 2002. (England) *
— very brief review; “One glance at Louise Brooks and you’re putty in her hands. She was the most modern of silent stars, exuding eroticism with just a shake of her page-boy hair. She’s at her haunting best as the London prostitute with Jack the Ripper for a client in G.W. Pabst’s low-life German classic. This DVD includes a documentary about Brooks, Looking for Lulu.” – London newspaper

Stevens, Brad. “Chasing Lulu.” Sight & Sound, September, 2002. (England) *
— review of DVD release; ” . . . the single most important work of the silent era.”

Carr, Jay (editor). The A List. New York: Da Capo, 2002. *
— survey of best films of all time; contains an entry on Pandora’s Box by Charles Taylor

Cooke, Paul. German Expressionist Films. London: Pocket Essentials, 2002.
— survey of films; contains an entry on Pandora’s Box

Ebert, Roger. The Great Movies. New York: Broadway Books, 2002. *
— survey of the best films; contains a chapter on Pandora’s Box

Elsaesser, Thomas. Weimar Cinema and After. London and New York: Routledge, 2002. *
— contains a handful of references to the actress, as well as the chapter “Lulu and the Meter Man: Louise Brooks, G.W. Pabst and Pandora’s Box”

Rabinovitch, Celia. Surrealism and the Sacred. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 2002. *
— passing reference – “Secrets of a Soul uses the Freudian theme of the dream, and his 1929 Pandora’s Box, which stars Louise Brooks, depicts the classic femme fatale as an amoral flapper capable of erotic and evil intensity. Brooks’s Lulu is unpredictable and seductive, provoking both attraction and fear beacuse of her dula character.”

Weiner, Tom. The Off-Hollywood Film Guide. New York: Random House, 2002.
— contains entries on Diary of a Lost Girl and Pandora’s Box

Miller, Helen. “The Overcoming of Desire: Prostitution and the Contract in Pandora’s Box (1929).” Gender Research Group, January, 2003. (Australia) *
— article presented at an academic conference

Kaltenbach, Chris. “Brooks illuminates the screen.” Baltimore Sun, January 17, 2003. *
— “Hollywood never knew what to do with Louise Brooks. Luckily, German director G.W. Pabst did.&quot – article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

Longley, Martin. “Box discloses magnetic genius Martin Longley catches up with Birmingham-born saxophonist Theo Travis, whose busy schedule includes accompanying G.W. Pabst’s classic silent film Pandora’s Box at Warwick Arts Centre tonight.” Birmingham Post, February 6, 2003. (England) *
— article about a new score in Birmingham newspaper

Clarke, Roger. “Culture club: Eclectic mix of film in frame for festival.” The News Letter, March 17, 2003. (Northern Ireland) *
— “Amongst the highlights is a screening of GW Pabst’s 1929 silent classic Pandora’s Box. This hypnotic masterwork was Pabst’s most famous star-making work with actress Louise Brooks in an exploration of sexuality in Weimar Germany’s decadence.” – mentioned in article in Belfast, Northern Ireland newspaper

Clarke, Roger. “The Five Best Films / The Five Best Revivals.” Independent, March 29, 2003. (England) *
— named the fifth best revival – “The silent 1928 masterpiece from G W Pabst, and Louise Brooks’ finest hour: Brooks is pure carnality as the woman who induces murderous passions. Brooding, sinister, mesmerising.” – article in London, England newspaper

Levene, Louise. “In the dark and improvising You thought silent movies were dead? The composer George Benjamin knows how to bring them back to life. He tells Louise Levene the secrets of the fleapit accompanist.” The Sunday Telegraph, April 27, 2003. (England) *
— article about a new score in London, England newspaper

Hanks, Robert. “Silent movies: Play it again, George.” Independent, May 18, 2003. (England) *
— article about a new score in London, England newspaper

Calamia, Donald V. “Michigan Theater’s ‘Sex In The Silents’ film series ends with Pandora’s Box.” Between the Lines, May 22 – 28, 2003. *
— review in Michigan news weekly

Moray, Dan. “The Allure of Louise Brooks.” Ann Arbor Observer, June 3, 2003. *
— “But with her extraordinary presence, Brooks is absolutely stunning as the carefree, alabaster dream girl.” – review in Ann Arbor, Michigan newspaper

Longley, Martin. “Culture: Box discloses magnetic genius.” Birmingham Post, June 3, 2003. (England) *
— article in Birmingham, England newspaper

Potter, Christopher. “Pandora’s Box remembered as silent triumph.” Ann Arbor Observer, June 6, 2003. *
— “By any standard, Brooks’ – and Pabst’s – stellar work remains Pandora’s Box.” – review in Ann Arbor, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. “Pandora’s Box and Diary of a Lost Girl; Directed by G.W. Pabst; Starring Louise Brooks.” Ripsaw, June 11, 2003. *
— article about Pandora’s Box and Diary of a Lost Girl

Prawer, S. S. The Blue Angel. London, England: BFI Publishing, 2003. *
— contains brief discussion of Pandora’s Box in relation to The Blue Angel

Enciclopedia del cinema. Istituto della Enciclopedia italiana, 2004.
— the 6th and last volume of this encyclopedia contains an article by Paolo Cherchi Usai on Die Buchse der Pandora

Thomas, Kevin. “G.W. Pabst: The high art of lurid lives.” Los Angeles Times, January 22, 2004. *
— “If ever there were a case to be made that a director, armed with a thorough understanding of human nature and the talent to express it, can transform lurid melodrama into high art, then G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box and Diary of a Lost Girl are the best arguments. The German master’s two most famous films, which made their American star, Louise Brooks, a screen immortal, launch a Pabst retrospective at the UCLA Film and Television Archive on Saturday.” – article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

Villarreal, Roberto. “Cine en su Casa / Seres de otro mundo.” El Norte, May 28, 2004. (Mexico) *
— “La Caja de Pandora (Die Büchse der Pandora) 1929. Alemania. Dir.: G.W. Pabst. Con Louise Brooks y Fritz Kortner. Basada en varios relatos de Franz Wedekind, tenemos la historia de una frívola muchacha que tiene amantes, trabaja como bailarina, desprecia a quienes la aman y finalmente, cuando decide prostituirse a cambio de dinero, cae en brazos del famoso Jack el destripador… Pabst nos ofrece imágenes de una bella presencia llamada Louise Brooks, a quien dirigió en dos cintas silentes, ya clásicas (ver adelante).” – brief write-up in México D.F. newspaper

Camilleri, Tina Marie. “Louise Brooks/Lulu.” sense of cinema, 2004. (Australia) *
— short article on cinema website

Musetto, V.A. “Louise Brooks Lulu’s Back in Town.” New York Post, November 14, 2004. *
— “The thing you remember most about Louise Brooks is her smile. Sure, there’s the trademark black helmet of hair. But that smile — promising so much, innocent and deadly at the same time.” – article in New York, New York newspaper

Rodrigues, Afonso. “Wonder Woman.” Poppycorn, March 18, 2006. *
— article on Brazilian film website

McKee, Jenn. “AASO records soundtrack for DVD of silent film.” Ann Arbor News, June 4, 2006. *
— “Recently, for four days, more than 20 members of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and director Gillian Anderson holed up in the Michigan Theater to record a musical soundtrack for the forthcoming DVD version of Georg Wilhelm Pabst’s 1929 silent film, Pandora’s Box.” – brief article in Ann Arbor, Michigan newspaper

Wallenbrock, Nicole Beth . “The Hollywood Flapper Dies an Expressionist Death (Louise Brooks in Pandora’s Box.” June 7 – 10, 2006.
— academic paper delivered at the Fourth International Women and the Silent Screen Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico

Hoberman, J. “Female Trouble: The bewitching Louise Brooks lights up G.W. Pabst’s blue-ribbon silent.” Village Voice, June 13, 2006. *
— article in New York City weekly newspaper

Fauth, Jurgen. “Pandora’s Box.” About.com, June 14, 2006. *
— article on website

White, Armond. “Loving Lulu: Silent, sexy Louise Brooks at her best.” New York Press, June 14-20, 2006. *
— article in New York City publication

Hall, Phil. “Pandora’s Box.” About.com, June 16, 2006. *
— article on website

R., P. “Pandora’s Box (Unrated).” Christian Science Monitor, June 16, 2006. *
— brief article in national newspaper

Rapold, Nicolas. “Mysterious Object of Desire.” New York Sun, June 16, 2006. *
— article in New York City newspaper

Scott, A. O. “Louise Brooks, a ‘Pandora’ Who Transcended Categories.” New York Times, June 16, 2006. *
— article in New York City newspaper

Rosen, Steve. “Pandora’s Box.” IndieWIRE, June 20, 2006. *
— article on website

Sinnott, John. “The 2006 San Francisco Silent Film Festival.” DVDtalk, Fall, 2006. *
— online review of the film festival screening

Zacharek, Stephanie. “Man of Steel and Neck Bolts of Iron.” New York Times, September 10, 2006. *
— review of the Criterion DVD release

Wilmington, Michael. “Pandora’s Box.” Chicago Tribune, October 12, 2006. *
— “Few movie goddesses can break your heart like saucy, black-banged Louise Brooks, whose centennial comes this year and whose best film and performance, as Lulu in G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box, plays this weekend at the Music Box Theatre, in a new print.” – article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

Lucia, Tony. “TV and art films.” Reading Eagle, October 15, 2006. *
— short article in Reading, Pennslyvannia newspaper

Bühler, Philipp. “”Nosferatu” und “Pandora” dürfen nicht sterben: Plädoyer für einen “Welttag des audiovisuellen Erbes”.” Berliner Zeitung, October 26, 2006. (Germany) *
— article in Berlin newspaper

anonymous. “Pandora’s Box.” DVDTalk, December 2006. *
— on-line review of the Criterion DVD

Braun, Josef. “Old Flicks Get New Life.” Vue Weekly, December 2006. (Canada) *
— review of the Criterion DVD in Edmonton, Alberta weekly

Villarreal, Phil . “Steamy silent film ‘Pandora’s Box’ is a sexual groundbreaker.” Arizona Star, December 24, 2006. *
— “Pandora’s Box is a German silent film that Paris Hilton could relate to. She wouldn’t like the way it ends, though.” – review in Tucson, Arizona newspaper