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This page presents an annotated, worldwide bibliography of lesser newspaper, magazine and internet citations relating to Louise Brooks. This page includes entries since 1980. These lesser citations - which include short articles, brief mention in longer articles, full page captioned photographs, or other interesting references - are not included in the main periodical bibliography. Nevertheless, for biographical or historical reasons, they are worthy of note. Entries are given in chronological order. Additionally, the country of origin of each citation is offered in brackets.
This page is a work in progress. The intention of this bibliography is to be as comprehensive as possible. Most citations represent a substantial or significant article. Some citations are linked to the material cited. (Some links reside on the Louise Brooks Society website, while others exist elsewhere on the internet.) An * indicates that a copy of this citation is held in the archives of the LBS. If you know of additional citations, or can provide further information on the entries noted on this page, please contact the Louise Brooks Society via . If you would like to help find vintage newspaper articles, please follow this link. This bibliography has been compiled by Thomas Gladysz, and was last updated in September 2005.
References from the 1980's
Richardson, Jack. "An Ideal Dinner Party." New York Times, January 20, 1980. (United States) *
--- discussion of Brooks in book review of Kenneth Tynan's Show People in New York City newspaper
Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher. "Books of The Times." New York Times, January 22, 1980. (United States) *
--- Brooks is mentioned in book review of Kenneth Tynan's Show People in New York City newspaper
Cummings, Judith and Krebs, Albin. "Notes on People." New York Times, January 22, 1980. (United States) *
--- Brooks is quoted in column in New York City newspaper
Dirda, Michael. "Kenneth Tynan and Company in the Limelight." Washington Post, February 17, 1980. (United States)
--- mention of Brooks in review of Kenneth Tynan's Show People; Washington D.C. newspaper
Mallet, Gina. "A Critic Lost Among the Stars." Toronto Star, March 8, 1980. (Canada) *
--- mention and picture of Brooks in review of Kenneth Tynan's Show People in Toronto, Canada newspaper
Berry, Neil. "The Seduction of Ken Tynan." London Magazine, April/May 1981. (England) *
--- brief discussion of Tynan profile of Brooks
Duka, John. "Notes on Fashion." New York Times, June 1, 1982. (United States) *
--- passing mention of Lulu in Hollywood and "Brooks famous coiffure," along with a cariacature of the actress
Bell, Arthur. "Where Gays are Going." Village Voice, June 29, 1982. (United States)
--- Lulu in Hollywood is referenced in an article on the gay lifestyle
author unknown. London Evening Standard, July 15, 1982. (England)
--- "Louise Brooks . . . is back in fashion again at the age of seventy-six - in the hairdressing salons. It seems that after months of her face staring out at them from bookshops, the smart girls of Manhattan are demanding the hairstyle from their crimpers." - London newspaper
Kakutani, Michiko. "Kenneth Tynan, 53, Dies on Coast; One of Britain's Top Drama Critics." New York Times, July 29, 1980. (United States) *
--- Brooks is referenced in article in New York City newspaper
Garner, Jack. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, July 29, 1980.
--- Brooks is quoted in obituary of Kenneth Tynan; Rochester, New York newspaper
Gelé, Claude. "Précisions au sujet de Loulou." Avant - Scene du Cinéma, Febuary 15, 1981.
--- about the publication of Pandora's Box screenplay
Maslin, Janet. "Film: A German Village and Its Jewish Survivors." New York Times, Jun 17, 1982. (United States) *
--- review of documentary on Lotte Eisner in which Brooks is discussed; article in New York City newspaper
anonymous. "Lulu in New York." Women's Wear Daily, October 22, 1982. (United States)
--- " . . . a cult favorite, Louise Brooks is wielding her influence again. The Lulu haircut is showing up on younger women with their own flapperish style." - captioned photos of three women sporting the Brooks' bob
author unknown. "Broadway Ballyhoo." Hollywood Reporter, November 9, 1982. (United States)
--- brief gossip column item
anonymous. "Eastman Awards to Seven Stars of 1930's." Variety, November 17, 1982. (United States) *
--- "The institution bestowed its prestigious George Eastman Award for distinguished contributions to the art of film on Louise Brooks . . . . Silent screen star Brooks, who lives in Rochester, was also too ill to attend."
anonymous. "Seven Actresses Honored by George Eastman House." Classic Images, December, 1982. (United States)
--- page 3
Weir, June. "A Lulu of a Haircut." New York Times Magazine, December 19, 1982. (United States) *
--- article on renewed interest in the Brooks' bob, especially in the fashion world
author unknown. "Tribute to Louise Brooks." L.A. Weekly, December 31, 1982. (United States)
--- screening announcement; Los Angeles publication
Robbins, Jim. "Kino Banks On Two Louise Brooks Silents." Variety Daily, August 4, 1983. (United States)
--- article on release of video tapes
Thomson, David. "A Passion for Films." New Republic, October 3, 1983. (United States)
--- book review of A Passion for Films by Richard Roud; "America has so poor a record in preserving its own films that the story of Langlois's efforts makes a great lesson. It was Langlois, after all, who rescued Louise Brooks when she was forgotten in this country."
Taylor, Angela. "Hair at Ear Length: Short Cuts a la Lulu." New York Times, Febuary 8, 1984. (United States) *
--- article in New York City newspaper
Surak, Daniel. "1920's/80's Style." American Fabrics and Fashions Magazine, no 130, 1984. (United States) *
--- pictorial comparison of the decades; "The twenties are remembered for styles as diverse as Art Deco extravagance and Bauhaus sparseness. Louise Brooks, above, represented the essence of the era." - includes a 1980 painting of Brooks by Suzanne Follette
Feldkamp, Phyllis. " 'Natural' is the beauty objective this spring." Christian Science Monitor, March 12, 1984. (United States) *
--- "The word on hair is shorter . . . . The ''Lulu,'' a Dutch bob with long bangs and cropped sides, is also cut close at the back. The nickname, as readers of her memoirs will know, is a reference to silent film star Louise Brooks. Her hairdo is now the hottest cut around, both here and abroad, since the Dorothy Hamill."
Shepard, Joan. "Dollars and Old Dreams." New York Daily News, March 27, 1984. (United States) *
--- article about movie poster dealer - rare Brooks poster is discussed; New York City newspaper
author unknown. Playmen, #6, 1984. (Italy)
--- contains a six page article
anonymous. "Society Schedules an Art Deco Week." New York Times, June 7, 1984. (United States) *
--- mentioned in article in New York City newspaper
Carr, Jay. "Vintage Stock." Boston Globe, September 8, 1985. (United States)
--- short article; "Her face, framed by a lacquered helmet of black bobbed hair, is dominated by a fierce gaze that stares right through the camera." - Boston newspaper
Kanfer, Stefan. "People Will Talk." Time, January 13, 1986. (United States)
--- book review of People Will Talk by John Kobal; "Louise Brooks, who seems to have spent her retirement reading, offers the sole consolation. 'Proust wrote: "The only paradise is paradise lost." Isn't that beautiful?' she asks Kobal. Wisely, he keeps as silent as one of her old films."
Hurst, Lynda. "Straight talk from the stars." Toronto Star, March 1, 1986. (Canada)
--- mention of Brooks in review of John Kobal's People Will Talk; Toronto newspaper
Mihailescu, Magda. "Cea mai fascinanta dezertoare." Cinema, September, 1986. (France) *
--- short article about Brooks
Thomas, Kevin. "A French Rendez-vous with Love and Ambition." Los Angeles Times, May 16, 1987. (United States)
--- "Small and dark, Binoche brings to mind Louise Brooks-in the eyes, especially-and Rendez-vous plays like a contemporary variation on Pandora's Box. The radiant Binoche, like Brooks, projects an innocence and carnality that drives men wild." - Los Angeles, California newspaper
Friedrich, Otto. "The Stuff Dreams are Made Of; How Chance Created a Classic." Washington Post, June 14, 1987. (United States)
--- about Humphrey Bogart; Brooks is quoted - Washington D.C. newspaper
Simon, John. "Kenneth Tynan Master of the Revels." Washington Post, November 15, 1987. (United States)
--- Brooks is mentioned in a book review of The Life of Kenneth Tynan by Kathleen Tynan; Washington D.C. newspaper
Carr, Jay. "Keeping film's heritage alive." Boston Globe, December 2, 1987. (United States)
--- "[Mark] McElhatten, 32, who lives in Somerville, went as far as assembling a soundtrack on tape for one classic silent, the Louise Brooks Pandora's Box, using recordings of music by Weill, Webern and tango composer Astor Piazolla. 'It's not something I take lightly,' he says. 'I'm not appreciative of just slapping on music." - Boston, Massachusetts newspaper
Benson, Sheila. "Youth Being Served at 41st Cannes Film Festival." Los Angeles Times, May 12, 1988. (United States)
--- "Forty vast blow-ups, about the size of D-Day invasion maps, dominate the entrance hall of the Palais. We might irreverently call the pictures pin-ups, but the French call them 'the feminine myth': Brigitte Bardot, Greta Garbo, Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, Louise Brooks . . . . " - Los Angeles, California newspaper
anonymous. "Cinefile." Los Angeles Times, June 26, 1988. (United States)
--- brief mention: "Writer Kathleen Tynan is writing the screenplay for an as-yet-untitled film for producer David Puttnam. The story centers on a reporter who tracks down silent-screen star Louise Brooks much in the way her late husband Kenneth did. Shirley MacLaine will play the old Brooks with another actress (to be named later) to play her as a starlet." - Los Angeles, California newspaper
anonymous. "Fashion 88 Taking a Short Cut to the Power Bob." Los Angeles Times, November 25, 1988. (United States)
--- Brooks is mentioned and pictured; Los Angeles, California newspaper
anonymous. "Louise as Lulu." Idols, volume 1, number 2, 1988. (England)
--- fan magazine of "20th Century Legends;" illustrated, article about Brooks
Boedeker, Hal. "Clara Bow's life was no dirty joke biographer says." Toronto Star, December 11, 1988. (Canada)
--- mention of Brooks in review of David Stenn's Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild; Toronto newspaper
Herald Staff Writer. "Clara Bow . . . She had 'It' and she flaunted it." Daily Gleaner, December 12, 1988. (Jamaica) *
--- "The re-appreciation of her continues. New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael and the late silent film actress Louise Brooks have been among Bow's staunchest supporters." - mention of Brooks in article about Clara Bow in Kingston, Jamaica newspaper
Martin, Susan and Voell, Paula. "Love that bob: an old haircut is hot again." Buffalo News, January 15, 1989. (United States)
--- "Some may call it The Helmet, but the hairstyle popularized by silent-screen star Louise Brooks during the '20s is once again turning heads." - Buffalo, New York newspaper
anonymous. "Events." Idols, May, 1989. (England) *
--- small article and image
author unknown. "In Confidence." Screen International, June 10, 1989. (United States)
--- mention of the Kathleen Tynan script about Brooks and Kenneth Tynan
Topkis, Jay and Vidal, Gore. "Rosebud." New York Review of Books, August 17, 1989. (United States)
--- letter by Jay Topkis, with reply by Gore Vidal (in response to a NYRB article of June 1, 1989)
Green, Judith. "'Lulu' Personifies Enticing Innocence." San Jose Mercury News, September 1, 1989. (United States) *
--- review of local production of the Wedekind play; contains a few mentions of Brooks - " Today we see the play through the filter of Pabst's movie, a seminal work of the German expressionist cinema. Its cabaret decadence, its stuffy interiors, its gaslight ambiance are all of Pabst's devising. And Bateman will wear her hair in Louise Brooks' smooth black bob."
author unknown. Elle, November, 1989. (United States)
--- article about Brooks
References from the 1990's
Billson, Anne. "Fringe Benefits." Time Out, January 10 - 17, 1990. (England)
--- accompanying a review of the Barry Paris biography is a short article about one writer's attempt to get a Brooks' bob; Brooks also appears on the cover
author unknown. Idols, March, 1990. (England)
--- the magazine of "20th Century Legends;" article about Brooks
various authors. "On the Cover: The Great Garbo - With the actress's death, a friend finally opens the door on the beauty's strange, furtive, 50-year solitude." People, April 30, 1990. (United States)
--- "Silent film star Louise Brooks claimed to have been intimate with her, as did the cosmopolitan aesthete Mercedes de Acosta."
Power, J. "Vamp and flapper recall the 20s ." Courier-Mail, August 20, 1990. (Australia)
--- article about an Australian talent contest to find the next "Lou Lou" - Brisbane newspaper
anonymous. "Is that Lou-Lou or Alison on stage?" Herald, September 6, 1990. (Australia)
--- Alison Whyte named winner of the inaugural "Lou Lou, Is That You?" acting competition; "Contest organiser Lesa Johnson said: "We started off in March, searching for a young actress who had the look and allure of the famous Louise Brooks." - Sydney newspaper
Hawker, P. "It's just a life I'm going through." Sunday Herald, October 21, 1990. (Australia)
--- a film based on Brooks is mentioned as the next project for actress Shirley McLaine; - Sydney newspaper
Kauffman, Bill . "The Oldest Living Novelist Tells All." Los Angeles Times, November 11, 1990. (United States) *
--- about novelist Henry Clune; "Silent-screen hedonist Louise Brooks, a sometime friend of the novelist, used to call Clune 'a goddamn bourgeois.' He does not demur; indeed, his work ethic is a source of pride."
anonymous. "Passages." People, November 12, 1990. (United States)
--- William S. Paley; "For years Paley secretly supported silent-film star Louise Brooks, with whom he had had a relationship years before."
Power, J. "Bad Girls of the Silver Screen." Sunday-Mail, November 25, 1990. (Australia)
--- Brooks is mentioned; Adelaide newspaper
"Idols Pin-Up: Louise Brooks." Idols, March, 1991. (England) *
--- full page image
Walters, Margaret. "Fatal Attraction." New Statesman & Society, March, 22, 1991. (England) *
--- full page article the Lulu archetype, and Louise Brooks
Stearns, David Patrick. "Graham took dance to the cutting edge." USA Today, April 2, 1991. (United States)
--- "Film star Louise Brooks, who danced with [Martha Graham] in her early days, recalled that once before a performance, Graham paused while applying her makeup and, for no apparent reason, began smashing things on her table. Then she continued what she had been doing before, as if nothing had happened."
anonymous. "Pretty Woman Hits the Books." Publisher's Weekly, April 5, 1991. (United States)
--- news items mentioning Julia Roberts' interest in film the Barry Paris biography
anonymous. "Hollywood Briefs." Hollywood Reporter, September 19, 1991. (United States)
--- "Impromptu screenwriter Sarah Kernochan has given Julia Roberts her script about former screen personality and cult figure Louise Brooks. According to Kernochan, who won an Oscar for the documentary Marjoe, Roberts' Pretty Woman producers Arnon Milchan and Steven Reuther brought Kernochan the project and paid her big bucks to write it after Roberts read Barry Paris' bio of Brooks and decided she wanted to play Brooks. But Roberts, Kernochan said, has been too busy to read the script because 'she's in love.' Roberts had better start turning pages because a rival project -- with Kathleen Tynan's screenplay based on her late husband Kenneth's celebrated New Yorker profile of Brooks -- is already being passed around to directors. Shirley MacLaine, a good friend of Tynan's, will star as an older Brooks being courted in retirement and looking back -- if producer David Picker can find his director before Roberts finds time to read."
Smith, Marty. Advertiser, September 26, 1991. (Australia)
--- [Julia] "Roberts is reportedly keenly interested in portraying silent screen star and cult figure Louise Brooks in a movie. . . . . Apparently Roberts decided she'd like to play Brooks after reading her biography and the producers of Pretty Woman commissioned a script. The producers want Roberts to make up her mind about the role quickly because a rival project is in the works; South Australia newspaper
Flair, Marinas. "Lux - the favorite soapie of thee stars."Sunday Mail, January 12, 1992. (Australia)
--- page 99; brief mention - "The first stars to declare their preference for Lux, in the late 1920s, including the incomparable Zeigfeld Girl Louise Brooks . . ." - Adelaide newspaper
Hochman, Steve. "Flexed-Up, Sexed-Up Siouxsie Sioux Wisely Loses the Lost-Girl Image." Los Angeles Times, February 3, 1992. (United States)
--- concert review; "Many of the worshipful young women were dressed the way they must have expected their idol to be: the Louise Brooks-like tragic heroine she's been for much of her lengthy and influential run as a gloom-pop icon."
Levy, Ellen. "Tropes and Tramps." The Independent, July, 1992. (United States)
--- book review of Femmes Fatales, by Mary Ann Doane; a captioned photo of Brooks reads "The dangerously desirable Louise Brooks in Pandora's Box is dissected by Mary Ann Doane in Femmes Fatales."
Bott, Francois. "Histoires Litteraires Les amours de H. B.." Le Monde, January 22, 1993. (France)
--- article about Brooks and José Ortega y Gasset; Brooks is referenced as "fan" and reader of Ortega's literary work
Thomson, David. "The lying game - Behind the Oscar." New Republic, April 12, 1993. (United States)
--- three books are reviewed, including Danny Peary's Alternate Oscars: One Critic's Defiant Choices for Best Picture, Actor, and Actress - From 1927 to the Present; "Peary really pricks one's sense of history when he asks why not Louise Brooks in Pandora's Box, instead of Norma Shearer in The Divorcee, as best actress for 1929-30 ?"
Springer, John. "John Springer would like a word with you...." Films in Review, May / June, 1993. (United States) *
--- deals with the important people whom the author wants to share brief notes and reasons why they are important - "Louise Brooks has a story that Shirley MacLaine will tell on screen (Louise told it herself in a book) and I was at least partially responsible for the move to Rochester that changed her life."
anonymous. "Eight decades of bangs." Mademoiselle, July, 1993. (United States)
--- recounts the bangs fashion among celebrities from the 1920s to the 1990s
Backalenick, Irene. "The First Lulu." Back Stage, September 10, 1993 . (United States) *
--- review of Eric Bentley adaption, The First Lulu, at the Jean Cocteau Repertory. - "At first glance, it is hard to accept this actress (who does not fit the stereotypical Hollywood image of beauty) as Lulu. (The exquisite Louise Brooks in the old silent film looked the part.)"
Jefferson, Margo. "A Serious Look at a Humorous Man." New York Times, September 29, 1993. (United States) *
--- quoted in review of Will Rogers biography in New York City newspaper
Dufreigne, Jean-Pierre. "Louise." L'Express, December 9, 1993. (France)
--- "Ne l'appelez plus Lulu (ou Loulou). Ne la traitez pas de star, de mythe. Appelez-la Louise. Traitez-la comme une femme. Une femme chef-d'oeuvre."
"Valentino & Louise Brooks - Silent Lovers." Movie Collector, March, 1994. (England)
--- article in fan magazine
Roe, Myrne. "Welcome to a fantasy dinner party to celebrate Women's History Month." Knight-Ridder Newspapers, March 3, 1994. (United States) *
--- syndicated op-ed piece
author unknown. Television, April, 1994. (Belgium)
--- contains a one page article
anonymous. "A cut above the rest." Mademoiselle, May, 1994. (United States)
--- presents summer hairstyles suggested by stylist, Michael Mazzei of Nubest & Co. including an updating of Louise Brooks' hairstyle in the 1920s
Gopnick, Adam. "A Reporter at Large." New Yorker, May 9, 1994. (United States) *
--- article about the Glass House by Pierre Chareau - "The Louise Brooks of modern houses, someone once called it, in reference to its mystique, its sleek yet lyrical modernity, and, above all, its tragically interrupted and then revived career as a modern monument."
Covino, Michael. "Silents Were Golden." Washington Post, July 24, 1994. (United States) *
--- brief mention and picture in a review of James Card's Seductive Cinema
Helbert, Janis. "Review Essay: Seeing Ourselves On The Silver Screen." Contemporary Women's Issues Database, September 1, 1994. (United States)
--- brief mention in an article about lesbianism in film
Littau, Karin. "Refractions of the Feminine: The Monstrous Transformations of Lulu." MLN, September, 1994. (United States)
--- pages 888-912 (link); Brooks also appears on the cover
Smith, Liz. "Will Berlin Ban Its 'Red-Light' Tours?" San Francisco Chronicle, September 1, 1994. (United States)
--- brief mention in this syndicated gossip column
Brownlow, Kevin. "Obituary: Lina Basquette." Independent, October 8, 1994. (England)
--- obituary of the actress; mentions Brooks
Karren, Howard. "From here to eternity." Premiere, November, 1994. (United States)
--- features classic photographs of Hollywood actors and actresses from the private collection of archivist John Kobal
Wilson, Victoria A. "Silent Knight." Interview, November, 1994. (United States)
--- discussion of Brooks in an interview with James Card
Arrington, Melvin S., Jr. "Memorias: Infancia, adolescencia y como se hace un escritor." World Literature Today , January 1, 1995. (United States)
--- book review of Casares' memoir; " . . . and a similar disillusionment over the decline of the screen career of one of his favorite actresses, Louise Brooks."
Woolnough, Damien. "Pandora Mystery." Herald Sun, January 13, 1995. (Australia)
--- short piece in local column about individuals dressing like Brooks at screenings of Pandora's Box; Melbourne newspaper
Tebbutt, David. "Apple upgrades MessagePad." The European, February 10, 1995. (Europe)
--- "A modem converts the digital information from your computer into compressed data for transmission down telephone lines. Modems come in varying speeds and vary in price accordingly. If you're a film buff, for example, and want to download those rare stills of a nude Louise Brooks from the Screen Dreams Library in Los Angeles, then you will require a faster modem than if you just want to e-mail friends."
Perlmutter, Donna. "Camera angles." Opera News, February 18, 1995. (United States)
--- article on film directors who have staged operas, including Roman Polanski; "His Spoleto Lulu, a work for which he would seem ideal, spurred him to go to G. W. Pabst's Pandora's Box (a 1929 movie version of the play with Louise Brooks) for a theatrical framework. 'Suggesting the atmosphere gets you there the way nothing else does,' he says. 'One bedeviling problem is that designers often have a hard time letting you do the simple, direct thing'."
Wright, Matthew. "Recreating the golden age." Evening Post, February 13, 1995. (New Zealand)
--- Wellington, New Zealand newspaper; "New Zealanders looked to radio and silver screen for inspiration to shed the dour lifestyles of the First World War. New Zealand culture was transformed by jazz, the Charleston, new American clothing, straw boater hats, flannel trousers, and the Louise Brooks bob." - Wellington newspaper
anonymous. "Le retour de 'Loulou'." Les Echos, April 19, 1995. (France)
--- short article
"Box of Delights" San Francisco Chronicle, April 30, 1995. (United States)
--- captioned photograph announcing Club Foot Orchestra accompaniment to Pandora's Box
Flinn, Caryl. "The Deaths of Camp." Contemporary Women's Issues Database, May 1, 1995. (United States)
--- " . . . usurped by the urban apparel of a femme fatale (her Louise-Brooks-coiffed dark hair, power suit, etc.)"
Monty, Ib. "Forforende Stumfilm." Kosmorama, Spring, 1995. (Denmark) *
--- review of James Card's Seductive Cinema; includes photographs of Brooks' visit to Copenhagen in 1957
Rosset, Clement. "Le pessimisme enjoué de Jaccard." Le Monde, October 13, 1995. (France)
--- long article
Alexander, Devon. "They're Dying to Get Into Vanity Fair." Spy Magazine, May / June, 1996. (United States) *
--- presents a chart listing deceased socialites as featured in Vanity Fair - "The Ultimate Flapper. "Lulu" was a sex symbol known for two films, Pandora's Box and The Diary of a Lost Girl. Nothing to piss away. She was broke as hell and even worked once as a hooker. Pre-Babe Cushing, Bill Paley began dating Lulu in 1928. He also gave her a $200 monthly allowance from 1954 until her death. Liquor, prostitution, sleeping pills, and promiscuity. And a bad temper. Emphysema. She was the focus of obsession for three men, two of whom were at least 15 years her junior."
Meddis, Sam Vincent. "Net: New and notable." USA Today, May 23, 1996. (United States)
--- "Silent-film buffs can get a taste of how a fan club from yesteryear plays on the Web. The Louise Brooks Society site includes interview, trivia and photos. It also draws an international audience."
Burchall, Greg. "Real and reel at Val farewell." Melbourne Age, June 6, 1996. (Australia)
--- article on Melbourne theater; mentions Jen Anderson's score for Pandora's Box; Melbourne newspaper
anonymous. "Die unbewußte Melodie, der eigenwillige Tanz ins Dunkel." Berliner Zeitung, June 9, 1995. (Germany)
--- Brooks is discussed in article on Hollywood sexuality; Berlin newspaper
Seitz, Matt Zoller. "He combs hairstyles for links to cultural change." Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 18, 1996. (United States)
--- mention of actress; "The idea that short hair could be transgressive and liberating existed long before Sassoon came on the scene; in the 1920s, for instance, bohemians, flappers and young society women sported short 'dos inspired by silent film star Louise Brooks and a Western obsession with ancient Egypt." - Minneapolis, Minnesota newspaper
Stein, Jean. "Kenneth Anger's Icons." Grand Street, Summer, 1996. (United States) *
--- "I'd like to talk with Rudy, but that doesn't mean I'd like him as my lover. Then there's Louise Brooks. Of course, I knew her in real life as an old lady, in Rochester, New York. She was a drunk, but still beautiful and hellishly smart. I would love to be with the ghost of the young Louise Brooks. Still, I don't think any of these people would want to hop around the earth with me. They would much rather be free spirits in eternity."
anonymous. "Twenty Questions." Sunday Star Times, July 7, 1996. (New Zealand)
--- trivia contest; "Louise Brooks was a (a) silent screen star, (b) romance writer, (c) fashion model?" - Wellington newspaper
Theroux, Alexander. "The Little Scamp Charlie Chaplin--Comic genius and restless rogue." Chicago Tribune, July 21, 1996 (United States) *
--- Brooks is mentioned in this review of The Life of Charlie Chaplin by Joyce Milton; Chicago, Illinois newspaper
Walters, Margaret. "Lulu (Glyndebourne Festival Opera, England)." New Statesman, July 26, 1996. (England)
--- two brief mentions regarding a performance of Berg's opera
Richee, Eugene Robert. Photographic Journal, July / August, 1996. (United States)
--- 1928 portrait by Richee; page 320
Burr, Ty. "The '40s: Humphrey Bogart the Biggest Star of All." Entertainment Weekly, October 30, 1996. (United States)
--- "The actress Louise Brooks remembers the young Bogart in her memoirs as a 'slim boy with charming manners, who was unusually quiet for an actor.' "
Osborne, Robert. "Life of Stylish Sydney: a brush with greatness." Hollywood Reporter, October 31, 1996. (United States)
--- article on hairdresser Sydney Guilaroff; "Louise Brooks? He gave her that trademark hairstyle (which became known as a shingle) at the grand cost of $1.50, which, he states in his autobiography "was quite expensive for those days." He was only 16 years old at the time."
Smith, Liz. "Honors for Angela." Newsday, November 10, 1996. (United States)
--- mention of the actress; "The other night, publisher Si Newhouse gave himself the usual annual birthday party to celebrate turning 68. Last year, the Conde Nast king invited friends to view his favorite film star, silent-screen icon Louise Brooks, in Pandora's Box. This year, he commandeered the Museum of Modern Art theater and screened . . . ."
Newlove, Donald. "Ebert's Book of Film." Hollywood Reporter, November 19, 1996. (United States)
--- mention of the actress in a book review
Powers, John. "Winona on a role - When vogue asked Winona Ryder to name her dream roles, she came up with five, from Juliet to Louise Brooks." Vogue, December, 1996. (United States)
--- mention of the actress
Kermabon, Jacques. "Sous les L de l'Ange bleu." Vertigo, nr. 14, 1996.
--- article about Dietrich with brief reference to Brooks - "Pabst choose Brooks and not Dietrich . . . ."
Bangley, Jimmy. "An Interview with Sydney Guilaroff." Classic Images, January, 1997. (United States)
--- interview with the famed Hollywood hair stylist in which Guilaroff speaks of shaping Brooks' famous bob
Petty, Jill. "A feminist at the video store: Part II." Ms., January / February 1997. (United States)
--- various artists pick favorite films, including the performance artist Laurie Anderson; "I'm sort of attracted to "bad girl" films, although my favorites don't follow any kind of political line. When I was guest director at the Telluride Film Festival a few years ago, I had access to some of the films in the George Eastman collection, and was able to see a lot of old Louise Brooks movies. She was something else, absolutely amazing to watch."
Thomson, Patricia. "The Cat With Nine Lives--Greg Mottola.& The Daytrippers." Independent Film & Video Monthly, January 1, 1997. (United States)
--- Brooks is mentioned; "There's Louise Brooks on the screensaver."
Thomson, David. "Did the guy look good?" Independent, January 5, 1997. (England)
--- article on Howard Hawks; "Hawks collected women: he had three wives, and along the way he 'discovered' or stumbled upon such as Louise Brooks . . . " - London newspaper
Patalas, Enno. "Grenzübertritte und Zeitsprünge." Berliner Zeitung, February 13, 1997. (Germany)
--- Brooks is discussed in article on G.W. Pabst retrospective; Berlin newspaper
anonymous. "Berlin film festival: Young and old." Economist, March 1, 1997. (England)
--- Brooks is mentioned; " . . . the flapper Louise Brooks in the role of her career as Lulu . . . ."
Peacock, Mary. "Beauty Report: 10 haircuts that shook the world." In Style, March 1, 1997. (United States)
--- "Brooks was not the first to sport the snappy flapper cut, but her bob was a cut above the rest. Bursting onto the scene in 1928 in the classic film Pandora's Box, Brooks's style has proved timeless. (See Linda Evangelista's current cut on page 113, for example.)"
Green, Blake. "A Woman of Letters / The world of Lillian Gish lives on in a lifetime of correspondence." Newsday, March 13, 1997. (United States)
--- mention of the actress; "Fairbanks (and co-host Gloria Vanderbilt) will read letters from Louise Brooks, Griffith and Pickford."
Bonnaud, Frédéric. "Catherine Deneuve & Patrick Modiano" Ecran Noir , 1997. (France)
--- interview with the actress Catherine Deneuve in which she mentions her admiration for Louise Brooks
Dwyer, Michael. "A Slave on Planet Cannes." Irish Times, May 3, 1997. (Ireland)
--- brief mention; "Returning home in 1990 and finding myself sitting next to David Lynch and Isabella Rossellini on the flight from Nice to Paris. Lynch's only hand baggage was the Palme d'Or he had won the night before for Wild At Heart, and while Rossellini immersed herself in a book on Louise Brooks"
Neill, Rosemary. "Fugitive desire." Australian, May 14, 1997. (Australia)
--- mention of Brooks in a book review of Bram Dijkstra's Evil Sisters
anonymous. "Film hairstylist Guilaroff dies." Hollywood Reporter, May 29, 1997. (United States)
--- obituary of the famed hair stylist; mentions Brooks
Vallance, Tom. "Obituary: Sydney Guilaroff." Independent, May 31, 1997. (England)
--- article on Sydney Guilaroff; "Louise Brooks, her hair styled in the popular 'Buster Brown' look, came to the salon asking for a new style. 'I cut one side slowly,' said Guilaroff, "and she said it looked good - she trusted me - so I cut a bit shorter and cut in a 'slant' fashion, the longest point of hair coming to her ear-lobe. I then shingled her hair very short in the back. A few months later I saw her in a film with my haircut. It was the first time a film star had worn one of my creations on screen." - London newspaper
McDowell, Colin. "Hairdresser to Hollywood." Guardian, June 7, 1997. (England) *
--- article on Sydney Guilaroff; - Manchester newspaper
Elliott, Anthony. "Suffering in silents." Weekend Australian, June 21, 1997. (Australia)
--- mention of Brooks in a book review of Kenneth S. Lynn's Charlie Chaplin and his Times
"Pandora Lives." San Francisco Chronicle, August 31, 1997. (United States)
--- captioned photograph announcing a local exhibit, "Louise Brooks: Portraits and Memorabilia"
Talbot, Margaret. "Bettie Page and the fate of pleasure in America." New Republic, September 8, 1997. (United States)
--- "Bettie Page looked much the same. She always wore her dark hair long and loose, with pageboy bangs, which gave her a modern, intelligent look. In almost any decade, this particular hairstyle--straight hair and bangs, the bob or a variation on it-- seems to grant its wearers a purchase on modernity. (Think of how contemporary Louise Brooks appears next to other stars of the 1920s.) Partly by virtue of its association with the flapper, the straight-hair-and-bangs style has long signified free-thinking, self-possession and a crisp, unromantic Bohemianism."
O'Connor, Patrick. "Features: Arts Notebook." Daily Telegraph, October 11, 1997. (England)
--- article on the Divine Decadence film festival which featured Pandora's Box
Halperin, Emanuel. "Her name was Martine." Haaretz, October 17, 1997. (Israel) *
--- refeenced in article on the feminine - "Mysterious and proud, her head adorned by a black helmet of hair is Louise Brooks, the immortal Lulu. An American dancer who got the part of her life in the 1929 German silent film Pandora's Box. Painful sensuality, magnified by the expressionist cinematography of director G.W. Pabst. The ultimate femme fatale, so much so it bordered on perversion. Over the years, her hypnotic beauty has lost nothing of its allure. Yet she remained a one-shot wonder of sorts. Provincial Hollywood did not know how to handle this phenomenon, and Brooks became a recluse at the age of 32, never again seen in public."
Phillips, Harvey E. "Running wild." Opera News, November, 1997. (United States)
--- "There she stands in her cabaret dressing room - Louise Brooks wig, choker, high heels, and in between gar nichts."
Maio, Kathi. "Dangerous to Know-Femme Fatales on Film." Contemporary Women's Issues Database, November 1, 1997. (United States)
--- "One of the few great silent classics of femme fatality that is available on videotape, is the story of LuLu (Louise Brooks, in her greatest role), a showgirl and libertine. Some see LuLu as a symbol of Weimar (German) decadence during the "cabaret" years between the world wars. To others she is a wayward example of the new female independence. Whatever LuLu is, she is a fascinating woman who leads men to death and ruin through her own hedonism. Still, as played by Brooks, LuLu is never evil or spiteful. Nor does she seem obsessed with wealth or power. She is simply a free spirit looking for a good time, who bewitches men (and a butch female friend, to boot) simply because she can. (Sadly, as was the custom in most old movies, she meets a tragic end, brought about, ironically, by her generosity of spirit- -and sexuality.)"
Ashby, Arved. "Berg: Lulu." American Record Guide, November / December 1997. (United States)
--- "I would have liked to see Travis Preston's production, to judge from the photos in Chandos's extravagant booklet-he outfitted Lulu to look like Louise Brooks in Pandora's Box, GW Pabst's silent film adaptation of Wedekind's Lulu story."
Minutolo, Sergio. " Louise Brooks e il vaso richiuso." Cinema Sessanta, November / December 1997. (United States)
--- the author notes that The Street of Forgotten Men was screened at the Pordenone International Silent Film Festival in 1996
Parr, Gus. "S FOR SMOKING - From Louise Brooks lighting up to Hillary Clinton stubbing out, Gus Parr explores who's allowed to smoke at the movies." Sight and Sound, December, 1997. (England)
--- long article
C., P.L. "Feuilles De beaux voyages... ." Journal L'Alsace. December 17, 1997. (France) *
--- "Aux éditions Phébus, Louise Brooks, sous-titré portrait d'une anti star (156 pages, 195 F) permet de se plonger dans le mystère et la magie d'une des stars les plus rares du cinéma. De fait, il n'est sans doute qu'une poignée de cinéphiles bien renseignés à avoir un regard panoramique sur les films (24, quand même) de la belle Louise. Certes, on connaît le fameux « Loulou » de Pabst qui installa son image de femme fatale en jouant admirablement sur le registre eros et subversion. Mais au-delà de la fabuleuse modernité de son visage, Louise Brooks était aussi une femme libre et une comédienne jamais disposée à passer sous les fourches caudines d'Hollywood... ." - French newspaper
Jeffries, Stuart. "Are you lookin' at me, pal? (pop video)." New Statesman, December 19, 1997. (England)
--- "Madonna, too, in the video for Vogue (that song about the historical fetishising of what it is to "give good face" on screen, from Louise Brooks onwards) . . . ."
Freund, Russell. "Louise Brooks' Career." Films of the Golden Age, February, 1998. (United States) *
--- letter to the editor
Groom, Avril. "Short, sharp, chic." The Scotsman, January 13, 1998. (Scotland) *
--- "The bob was never really part of western culture - on women, that is -until early this century, when the classic bob evolved from two sources. One was early Hollywood versions of Cleopatra's life, usually involving the black, square-cut style derived from ancient Egyptian art. The other was a hairstyle invented for the actress Louise Brooks in an early silent film, Pandora's Box. This was a softer look, developed from the Twenties shingled style, in which young women wore their hair short and shaped into the nape of the neck as a badge of modernity, shaking off the restrictions and elaborately dressed hair of the Edwardian era. It went with flapper dresses and short skirts as a symbol of female emancipation; alluring pictures of Louise Brooks with her hair softly curving round on to her cheek just above chin level and eyes peeking out from below a fringe suggested a potent mix of freedom and sexiness that caught the public imagination. . . . The late Nineties bob has been inspired by both Elson and the Chinese and Egyptian bobs which are a recurrent theme in influential designer John Galliano's shows - Louise Brooks and Hollywood Cleopatras are among his favourite style icons." - referenced in Edinburgh newspaper
Habib, Marlene. "Yessiree Bob: 1920s-era hairstyle is breaking new ground in 1998." Kitchener-Waterloo Record, February 12, 1998. (Canada)
--- mentions Brooks; "The bob - a classic, at-the-chin straight cut that originated as avant-garde 80 years ago - is resurfacing as a trendy look;" Kitchener, Ontario newspaper. [This article was also published in the Toronto Sun on February 17, 1998 and Calgary Sun on May 30, 1998.]
Ball, Aimee Lee. "Death to diets. (four body types and their corresponding eating strategies)." Harper's Bazaar, May 1, 1998. (United States)
--- "Slim and Unfettered Pituitary (1900-1940): Slimness becomes synonymous with grace and intelligence. Paris designer Paul Poiret creates his neo-Empire look - slender, long legged and relatively straight. For the first time, the body underneath the clothes has to be slim without the aid of contraptions like bodices and corsets. This slender style evolves into the boyish flapper look. Two who possessed the ideal of the time: actresses Clara Bow and Louise Brooks."
Ruehlmann, Bill. "On Subjects Near and Far, Local Hit Home." Virginian Pilot-Ledger Star, April 12, 1998. (United States) *
--- "It is once more Sept. 15, 1928, one year before the arrival here of film star Louise Brooks, basking with bottled water on the beach, but one year after that of literary lion F. Scott Fitzgerald, drunk, dreamy and distracted in his wisp-curtained room. That romantic moment and more are captured and collected for us like so many silver windows upon the past in Virginia Beach: Jewel Resort of the Atlantic by Hampton Roads historian Amy Waters Yarsinske (Arcadia Publishing, 128 pp., $16.99)."
Swed, Mark. "For Better or Worse, a Real 'Lulu' of a Production." Los Angeles Times, June 11, 1998. (United States)
--- "It does, though, boast quite a Lulu. Eilana Lappalainen, a former Miss Santa Clara County, portrays Lulu as closer to Marilyn Monroe than Louise Brooks, the classic Lulu in the silent film Pandora's Box . . . ."
Cioni, Pamela. "Perche' Louise Brooks E' Meglio Di Roberto Baggio." Il Cinema Ritrovato, July 4 - 11, 1998. (Italy)
--- film article from Bologna
Schickel, Richard. "Picture This." Los Angeles Times, July 5, 1998. (United States) *
--- review of You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet by Andrew Harris; "The silent era is now essentially lost to us, with only a few cultists, huddle for warmth in their film societies, perusing the finer points of, say, Louise Brooks filmography."
Dwyer, Michael. "If I were your (girl) boyfriend." Irish Times, July 24, 1998. (Ireland)
--- brief mention; "Pandora's Box . . . with live musical accompaniment provided by the multi-instrumental quintet, Cine Chimera."
Alvarez, Maria. "Feminist icon in a catsuit." New Statesman, August 14, 1998. (England)
--- brief mention; "Her smooth, dark, helmet-shaped hair and sleek outlines feeds back through the likes of Louise Brooks, star of silent screen, to archetypes of female warriors such as Joan of Arc. These types suggest the woman who becomes erotic through 'masculinisation'."
Arthur, Desmond. "Femmes Fatales in San Francisco: Lulu, Carmen, Poppea Prevail." American Record Guide, September / October 1998. (United States)
--- "She is blond and has a luscious figure, and Mansouri had her dressed and coiffed as Jean Harlow rather than as the usual Lulu-model, Louise Brooks."
Sayre, Nora. "The Enduring Art of a Poet of All That Is Fleeting." New York Times, October 11, 1998. (United States) *
--- Brooks is discussed in this article about Georg Wilhelm Pabst in New York City newspaper
Kaufman, Gerald. "Christmas Books / Film." Daily Telegraph, November 21, 1998. (England)
--- Brooks is mentioned and quoted in a review of Playing to the Camera: Film Actors Discuss Their Craft
Vallely, Paul. "Century seen by a one-track mind." Independent, November 25, 1998. (England)
--- mention of Brooks in an article on Playboy magazine's 100 sexiest women of the 20th century; London Newspaper
anonymous. "LAS MAS BELLAS DEL SIGLO: Marylin, Monroe, la primera." Entérese, February 18, 1999. (Mexico) *
--- Brooks is judged the 87th most beautiful woman of the century
"Penn's Partner Talks. . .finally." Hartford Courant, February 18, 1999. (United States)
--- interview with the famed magician; "Who's your favorite silent-screen star? Louise Brooks." - Hartford, Conneticut newspaper
Didra, Michael. "Modern Times, Modern Places." Washington Post, March 14, 1999. (United States) *
---Brooks is mentioned and pictured in this book review; Washington D.C. newspaper
author unknown. "Kansans can do when it comes to the entertainment industry." Journal-World, July 13, 1999. (United States)
--- Brooks is discussed; Lawrence, Kansas newspaper
Turk, Rose-Marie. "Getting the Look; Women Have Alaways Wanted to Look Like the Beauties on the Silver Screen." WWD, August 11, 1999. (United States)
--- "Adoring fans also wanted the plucked brows of Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and Joan Crawford -- along with Louise Brooks's hairstyle. Her 'Lulu' bob from the 1928 film Pandora's Box became a classic, resurfacing in the Sixties as an essential element of Vidal Sassoon's geometric wash-and-wear concept."
Murphy, Kathleen. "A matter of skin ...(the works of filmmaker Catherine Breillat)." Film Comment, September, 1999. (United States)
--- brief mention; ".("Maybe I just want to meet Jack the Ripper," she considers afterwards, prompting us to recall the end of Louise Brooks's Lulu, the eternally unsullied sexual adventurer of Pandora's Box.)"
Caliban, Louisianax. "Vamps - Dark Goddesses of the Silver Screen." Bloodstone - The Magazine for Vampires, October, 1999. (England)
--- article on Hollywood Vamps: Theda Bara, Pola Negri, Marlene Dietrich, Talullah Bankhead, Great Garbo & Louise Brooks
Natale, Richard. "Roddy McDowall.(actor, age 70)." Variety, October 12, 1999. (United States)
--- obituary; "He stayed in touch with silent screen stars like Alice Terry and Louise Brooks."
Rosario, Cuna De La Bandera. "Recordando a Bogie." La Capital, October 24, 1999. (Argentina)
--- Brooks is discussed in this article about Humprey Bogart; Buenos Aires newspaper
Berson, Misha. "A Devil Of a Movie - Magician Teller Speaks The Creepy Dialogue In a Halloween Viewing of The Silent Classic Faust." Seattle Times, October 28, 1999. (United States) *
--- "Teller describes himself as a major silent-movie buff. 'I have hundreds of laser discs of classics, a television with a very large screen, and a pretty good sound system. I was wary of silents for a long time because I have a great revulsion against bad over-acting. But I became a convert when I saw Pandora's Box. It starred Louise Brooks, who is the sexiest thing to ever walk onto a screen." - article in Seattle, Washington newspaper
Playboy, November, 1999. (Australia)
--- a clothed Brooks is pictured along with other pin-up stars Betty Page, Jayne Mansfield and Pamela Anderson-Lee,
Tweedie, Neil. "Thatcher 'more erotic than Bardot' 'E-factor' line-up owes much to nanny-obsessed men, writes Neil Tweedie" Daily Telegraph , December 4, 1999. (England)
--- Brooks is named the second most erotic figure of the 20th century
Chagollan, Steve. "100 Top Stars." Variety, December 6, 1999. (United States)
--- listing of top stars of the century; "Louise Brooks (1906-85) Enigmatic, silent-film siren who played Lulu in Pandora's Box with a page-boy hairstyle and timeless sexual appeal."
author unknown. Cinema, 1999/2000. (Greece)
--- full page portrait of Brooks along with brief text in this special Millenium issue of famous actors and actresses of the 20th century; Brooks also appears on the cover
References from the 2000's
Gussow, Mel. "James Card, 84, a Leader in Film Preservation, Dies." New York Times, January 21, 2000. (United States)
--- obituary of James Card mentions Louise Brooks; New York City newspaper
Garnier, Philippe. "Le muet perd sa tête brûlée." Libération, February 4, 2000. (France)
--- article about James Card
Millward, David. "Now Charlie Brown will never get to kick the ball." Daily Telegraph, February 14, 2000. (England)
--- obituary of cartoonist Charles Schulz refrences Brooks; "The action may have been more frenetic in Dick Tracy. Dixie Dugan - the cartoon heroine inspired by the Hollywood actress Louise Brooks - was certainly more glamorous." - London newspaper
Jaccard, Roland. "Lou Andreas-Salomé sans risques." Le Monde, March 31, 2000. (France)
--- mention of Brooks
Cherchi-Usai, Paolo. "James Card, l'ultimo seduttore." Segno Cinema, March - April 2000. (Italy)
--- obituary of James Card mentions Brooks
anonymous. "Cinematheque Ontario celebrates silent-screen actress who had to go to Europe to make her name." National Post, April 22, 2000. (Canada)
--- "Louise Brooks never managed to become famous during her career in silent films, but today she is recognized as one of the greats"
Curtright, Bob. "Silent film festival part of Center's 80th birthday." Wichita Eagle, April 26, 2000. (United States) *
--- "Chief among them is Pandora's Box, the 1929 German Expressionist masterpiece that made a legend of Wichita native Louise Brooks" - article in Wichita, Kansas newspaper
Basinger, Jeanine D. "Overrated & Underrated." American Heritage, May / June 2000. (United States) *
--- "Most Overrated Silent Film Star . . . . Pressed to choose someone for the sacrifice, I might suggest the exquisite Louise Brooks, not because she isn't wonderful--she is--and not because her movies aren't excellent--they are --but because she made very few films and never achieved the stardom of a Pickford, a Swanson, or even a Colleen Moore (the original wearer of the famed Brooks geometric haircut). Brooks has been the subject of several books and numerous articles and penned her own colorful autobiography. These things contributed to her elevation into an icon of the silent era. She's never anything less than magnificent, but she was not a major American movie star in her own day. Since her modern reputation is disproportionate to her original fame, she can be called overrated."
Peary, Gerald. "On John Landis and Louise Brooks." Boston Phoenix, May 18, 2000. (United States)
--- mention of a later day pilgrimage to Brooks' Rochester apartment; Boston, Massachusetts publication
Purdum, Todd S. "Francis Lederer Dies at 100; Actor Known for Suave Roles." New York Times, May 27, 2000. (United States)
--- Lederer obituary; " 'I absolutely adored her, she was a mysterious person, perfectly cast for that part,' Mr. Lederer once said of Miss Brooks, who became a Jazz Age icon of sexuality. 'We couldn't talk. She didn't speak a word of German. I didn't speak a word of English. We just looked at each other.' " - New York City newspaper
Garnier, Philippe. "Franz Lederer, un nouveau fantôme hante Hollywood." Libération, May 31, 2000. (France)
--- article about Lederer mentions Brooks
Mewse, Austin M. "How Fatty fell for me." Guardian, July 21, 2000. (England)
--- Brooks is quoted in article on Fatty Arbuckle; Manchester newspaper
Bowen, Christopher. "In love with Pandora." Scotland on Sunday, October 1, 2000. (Scotland) *
--- " 'Everybody loves Pandora,' sing the cast at the opening of Chris Jordan's Lulu - Sometimes in Dreams at the Assembly Rooms, and with books, plays, poems, films and at least one opera devoted to her legend, it seems everybody does. Such is our apparent fascination for Pandora/Lulu, the eternal femme fatale (particularly in the guise of Louise Brooks), it is a little surprising to realise that she has yet to be the subject of a major West End or Broadway musical." - mention in Edinburgh newspaper
Thomson, David. "Every Picture Tells a Story." Los Angeles Times, October 1, 2000. (United States)
--- review of Don Bachardy's book of portraits; Los Angeles, California newspaper
Graham, David. "Tappin' models steal the show." Toronto Star, October 12, 2000. (United States)
--- "The hip collection, just the second ready-to-wear line by the Dutch duo, known for their wild couture concoctions and conceptual presentations, was unveiled Sunday on a stage with a chorus lines of young tap dancing students from Holland. They came out in groups of two and more, wearing the same black Louise Brooks wigs and dramatic, dark eyes (like Liza Minelli in Cabaret) to songs like Singin' In The Rain." - review of fashion show in Toronto, Canada newspaper
Accursi, Daniel. "Les écrans du désir de Jean-Luc Douin." LeMonde, October 26, 2000. (France)
--- review of a book by Jean-Luc Douin in which Brooks is discussed in the context of film, Surrealism, and the 20th Century
Roether, Barbara. "Three Make Their Mark." Publisher's Weekly, November 20, 2000. (United States)
--- article about the reissue of the Barry Paris biography and Lulu in Hollywood
Bing, Jonathan. "Vanity Fair's Hollywood." Variety, December 4, 2000. (United States)
--- "The volume of 292 photos by house shutterbugs Edward Steichen, Annie Leibovitz and others opens with the 'pioneer of eros' Louise Brooks and closes with 'the seminal drag duo' Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon."
Schickel, Richard. "The Frenzy of Renown." Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2000. (United States) *
--- review of Vanity Fair's Hollywood by Graydon Carter and David Friend; "Louise Brooks, shed from paradise for her nutsiness, has her revenge by becoming a 'movie critic and essayist.' As if a handful of pieces, published obscurely in her dotage - they're really a talking dog trick, a sappy blend of gossip and self-regard - constitutes a triumphant comeback."
author unknown. "The Vulture's Top 100 actresses." London Times, December 23, 2000. (England)
--- Brooks is the 68th actress in the list; "Nicknamed 'Lulu' after her unforgettable performance as the feisty prostitute in Pabst's classic silent Pandora's Box, Brooks is famed for her icy beauty, trademark flapper haircut and no nonsense attitude. But her enigmatic appeal was boosted by her abrupt departure from the movie business when she was only 32. No one knows why, but it seems that she never really hit it off with Tinseltown. Brooks went on to start a dance studio in Kansas and lived to a ripe old age as a painter and writer." - London newspaper
anonymous. "The Flapper Connection." Biography, January, 2001. (United States) *
--- Brooks is included in a four page pictorial on the life and times of F. Scott Fitzgerald
anonymous. "Tähtikysely." Filmihullu, no. 1, 2001. (Finland)
--- several Finnish critics discuss their favourite stars including Charles Bronson, Gary Oldman, Louise Brooks, Giulietta Masina, Regina Linnanheimo, and Esko Nikkari
Crabtree, Sheigh. "Guilaroff's Permanent Glamour." Hollywood Reporter, March 15, 2001 . (United States)
--- article on hairdresser Sydney Guilaroff mentions Brooks
Jackson, Kevin. "First Night: Playing for laughs amid the sex, death." Independent, March 20, 2001. (England)
--- "Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the production is that not once did I find myself thinking of Louise Brooks in the classic Pabst film, let alone pining for her." - London newspaper
Inverne, James. "No Good at Being Bad: Anna Friel fails to seduce as legendary anti-heroine Lulu." Time International, April 2, 2001. (United States)
--- page 76; theater review in which Brooks is mentioned and pictured
Morin, Carole. "The city that never weeps." The Scotsman, April 8, 2001. (England)
--- article on Berlin - "The Adlon on Unter den Linden overlooking the Brandenburg Gate has always been the best hotel in town . . . . and Louise Brooks were all fond of the hotel's cocktail bar;" national newspaper of Scotland
Wolf, Matt. "LULU." Variety, April 9, 2001. (United States)
--- referenced a number of times in this theater review
anonymous. "Collector's Corner." Press-Telegram, May 13, 2001. (United States)
--- short article about a collector of silent movie memorabilia; Long Beach, California newspaper
Thomson, David. "Film Studies - Nothing terrifies the middle classes more." London Independent, May 20, 2001. (England)
--- Brooks is mentioned in an article about the Divine Decadence film series; London newspaper
Triplett, William. "The Unveiling of Desire; A Restored Version Of Wedekind's 'Lulu' Debuts This Week At Kennedy Center." Washington Post, June 17, 2001. (United States) *
--- two mentions of Brooks and her role as Lulu - Brooks is also pictured; Washington D.C. newspaper
Sykes, Jill. "Lulu gets musical makeover." Sydney Morning Herald, July 19, 2001. (Australia) *
--- "In 1928, Georg Wilhelm Pabst made the film Pandora's Box, with the alluring American Louise Brooks as Lulu." - Brooks is mentioned and pictured; Sydney newspaper
anonymous. "Tales of the City." Wichita Beacon, July 20, 2001. (United States) *
--- Brooks is included under Famous Wichita; article in Wichita, Kansas newspaper
anonymous. "Les etoiles d'Anne Thomson." Le Nouvel Observateur, August 2, 2001. (France)
--- brief text and watercolor drawing of Brooks
anonymous. "The Top 20 Most Imitated Hairstyles." In Style, October, 2001. (United States)
--- the Brooks bob is included
Higgins, Jim. "Portrait of a Woman." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 14, 2001. (United States) *
--- Brooks is discussed in an article about Wedekind's Lulu plays in article in Milwaukee, Wisconsin newspaper
anonymous. "Louise Brooks: Flapper Flap." People, November, 2001. (United States)
--- Styles of the Stars issue; Brooks is pictured and included in the "Hair Happens" section
Burr, Ty. "Wages of Cinema." Entertainment Weekly, November 9, 2001. (United States)
--- Brooks is pictured and mentioned in a book review of David Thomson's Hollywood: A Celebration!; "The shot of a feather-bedecked Louise Brooks in itself is enough to produce audible gasps. Squint just right and you may even see her move."
Dirda, Michael. "The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan." Washington Post, December 9, 2001. (United States) *
--- review of The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan; "Tynan managed to meet the most interesting 'show people' in the world, and to write brilliant profiles of many of them. These included Miles Davis, Greta Garbo, C.S. Lewis (his tutor at Oxford), Humphrey Bogart, Tom Stoppard, Marlene Dietrich (virtual matron of honor at his second wedding), Mel Brooks, John Gielgud, James Thurber, Groucho Marx, Bertolt Brecht and, not least, silent film legend Louise Brooks: 'The only star actress I can imagine either being enslaved by or wanting to enslave; and a dark lady worthy of any poet's devotion'." - Washington D.C. newspaper
Taylor, Charles. "Falling in love again." Salon, December 14, 2001. (United States) *
--- review of Marlene Dietrich: Photographs and Memories; "Louise Brooks, another resident of Tynan's pantheon of movie goddesses, who beat Dietrich out for the role of Lulu in Pandora's Box, called Dietrich 'that contraption!' and there's a kernel of truth in her dismissal."
author unknown. Telepro, # 2497, 2002. (Belgium)
--- contains a 1 page article
Das, Lina. "sex, lies & videotape; Our celebrity quiz comes with a twist - can you spot the deliberate lie? This week author and chef Anthony Bourdain reveals all to Lina Das." The Mail on Sunday, January 6, 2002. (England)
- "Q: Who is the sexiest actress of all time? A: Louise Brooks - just edging out the young Ava Gardner." - mention in article in London newspaper
author unknown. "Film's first ladies." Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 13, 2002. (United States)
- article in Fort Worth, Texas newspaper
Garcia, Ken. "He was the sound of silents: Theater organist filled local cinemas." San Francisco Chronicle , January 13, 2002. (United States) *
--- tribute to theater organist Bob Vaughn; "Vaughn was perhaps most fond of his interpretation of Pandora's Box because of his affinity for the film's lead, the great Louise Brooks." - San Francisco, California newspaper
Mathews, Tom Dewe. "Nowhere man." Guardian, January 16, 2002. (England) *
--- long article on G.W. Pabst in which Brooks is mentioned and pictured; Manchester newspaper
author unknown. Telépro, #2497, 2002. (France)
--- one page article
LaSalle, Mick. "Women who are loved too much: Today's Roberts and yesterday's Brooks undeserving of Hollywood hype." San Francisco Chronicle , March 3, 2002. (United States) *
--- "In classic film, the most overrated personage is Louise Brooks." - San Francisco, California newspaper
anonymous. "Preview: Theatre: pandora's box." Independent , March 23, 2002. (England) *
--- "Northern Stage Ensemble and Kneehigh Theatre are renowned for tussling with classics and coming out on top. . . . So, the prospect of the two directors doubling up for this take on Frank Wedekind's Lulu plays is tantalising, even if they'll have to go some to erase memories of Louise Brooks's richly expressive, 1929 portrayal of the woman who blithely leaves a trail of sexual destruction in her wake." - mention in London newspaper
Sunderland, Charles Spencer, Earl of. "Femme fatale attraction." Daily Telegraph, March 28, 2002. (England) *
--- "Part of the problem is that Lulu is a blank canvas on to which men project their fantasies. When you encounter her in the flesh, rather than in your erotic dreams, the effect can be desperately disappointing. It is also impossible to expunge the memory of Louise Brooks in the great silent film. That black helmet of hair, that secret captivating smile, those amazing, come-on eyes form one of the most unforgettable images of the last century. No living actress can eclipse the celluloid vision." - mention in review of play in London newspaper
anonymous. "Famous Wichita faces." Wichita Beacon, May 5, 2002. (United States) *
--- Brooks is included in article in Wichita, Kansas newspaper
O'Sullivan, Charlotte. "Here's to a new wave of women who know what they like." Independent , July 12, 2002. (England) *
--- "My favourite woman in the world is Louise Brooks – the dark heart of Pandora's Box; the long-eyed girl with the 'bangs' who launched so many copies but has never been matched." - London newspaper
Phelps, Nicole. Elle, August 2002. (United States)
--- article about the jewels worn by Hollywood stars; notes preference of silent-film icon Louise Brooks for pearls
Thompson, Damian. "The belles of St Hilda's reveal all." Daily Telegraph, August 30, 2002. (England) *
--- "The programme is intercut with a notorious scene from the silent film Pandora's Box, in which Louise Brooks dances with another woman. Brooks is a St Hilda's icon. It's a stunning episode, but it will do nothing to alter the consensus in Oxford that St Hilda's is, well, a bit odd." - referenced in article in London newspaper
Hershenson, Bruce. "Ask the Expert." Movie Collector's World, September 1, 2002. (United States) *
--- question and answer regarding collecting Louise Brooks material
Clarke, Roger. "The Friday Book." The Independent, October 4, 2002. (England) *
--- "Mann does not exist: despite inflections of Orson Welles and Georges Melies, he's an invention of Auster (whose interest in the real silent movie-star Louise Brooks is well-documented)." - mention in review of the Paul Auster novel The Book of Illusions
Verniere, James. "De Palma's flimsy plot is not Fatale." Boston Herald, November 6, 2002. (United States) *
--- " . . . is more than anything else a male filmmaker's fever dream, a tribute to all the screen sirens who have lured male viewers to their vicarious doom, from Louise Brooks' Lulu to Kathleen Turner in Body Heat." - review of the film Femme Fatale in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper
Sweet, Matthew. "My lips are sealed... In her new film, 8 Women, the French icon Catherine Deneuve shares a kiss with her co-star Fanny Ardant. It's not her favourite part of the movie, she tells Matthew Sweet." The Independent, November 29, 2002. (England) *
--- " Writing her memoirs falls into the latter category. 'I've been asked,' she admits, 'but very quickly afterwards I said no, no, no, no. If I could write a book like Louise Brooks's Lulu in Hollywood, then maybe I would. But my story doesn't belong only to me. I write it in my diary, but to publish - it would be too easy to hurt people. And the pain you've done to someone cannot be undone'."
Ulrich, Barbara. "The women of Weimar." Gay & Lesbian Review, January 3, 2003. (United States) *
--- "If Paris was historically the city of love, 1920's Berlin was the metropolis of 'Girlkultur.' Girlkultur, a curious blend of German and American fantasies and fashions that surfaced after the First World War, was one of the psychic forces that transformed a dowdy war-shattered Berlin into .the modem Sapphic citadel of free thinking, freewheeling female behavior that it became. Dietrich sang of 'Naughty Lola, the wisest girl on earth' and "charming alarming blonde women. The American actress, dancer, and model Louise Brooks, who was the sultry amoral icon of Girlkultur, broke the hearts of countesses and businessmen alike. The New Woman of Girlkultur added American boldness to the Old World model of sexual sophistication. The variations of female desires that were indulged behind closed doors in New York and Paris were boldly displayed in Berlin, whose tourism-boosting slogan was 'Everyone once in Berlin!' "
Lane, Anthony. "Fantasyland." New Yorker, January 6, 2003. (United States) *
--- review of the film Chicago - "When Cyd Charisse laid an endless leg across the screen in the "Broadway Ballet" sequence of "Singin' in the Rain," or when she and Fred Astaire offered a tribute to Mickey Spillane in "The Band Wagon," we understood that the hardboiled style was already a soft target, and that the landscape of gumshoes, pimps, and dames with Louise Brooks hair styles had become a nice, pliable gag for choreographers. Yet here comes "Chicago," almost half a century later, kitting its heroine out with a black bob and inviting us to take our randy noir straight up."
Hart, Hugh. "Women's Films Come Back 2002 marks comeback for women's films ." Denver Post, January 24, 2003. (United States) *
--- regarding Catherine Zeta-Jones' appearance and performance in Chicago - "As high-kicking flapper Velma Kelley, Zeta-Jones has evoked comparisons to the leggy dancer Cyd Charisse, who partnered with both Fred Astaire (1957's Silk Stockings) and Gene Kelly (1952's Singin' in the Rain). . . . And in his script, Condon referenced a star from the silent-film era, specifying that Velma Kelly should have 'shiny Louise Brooks hair'." - article in Denver, Colorado newspaper
Steyn, Mark. "That's showbiz." Spectator, January 25, 2003. (England) *
--- review of the film Chicago - "Miss Zeta-Jones? She was a professional dancer for a while and, next to Miss Zellweger, she's Cyd Charisse in a Louise Brooks wig."
Morin, Carole. "Hollywood: guilty of perpetuating the myth that women can't possess brains and beauty." Scotland on Sunday, January 26, 2003. (Scotland) *
--- " There have been few femmes more fatale than Louise Brooks whose Pandora face is a perfect blend of the sexual and saintly. She was equally at home in the boudoir or study. She wrote Lulu in Hollywood - definitely the best autobiography of an actor, and possibly the best book ever written about Hollywood." - referenced in article in Edinburgh newspaper
Jefferson, Elana Ashanti. "Pageboy bob heading for yet another comeback." Denver Post, February 25, 2003. (United States) *
--- " The cut, named after medieval pages, has had numerous revivals. Silent film star Louise Brooks wore hers tightly cropped with severe bangs. The style emphasized her sultry on-screen gaze." - pictured and referenced in Denver, Colorado newspaper
Iley, Chrissy. "Still a bad boy;He's got it." Sunday Times, April 6, 2003. (England) *
--- " 'I would imagine the bad boy is quite good in the sack because of that kind of detachment,' he says, unfazed. 'Louise Brooks said Englishmen were the best lovers in the world because they were quite dirty'." - referenced by Terence Stamp in article in London newspaper
Hilton, Ruth. "Queens of style. Revealed: The 100 icons generations of women have most tried to be like." Express, April 23, 2003. (England) *
--- referenced in article in London newspaper
Pattenden, Mike. "An era of glamour." Sunday Times, April 27, 2003. (England) *
--- "With sculpted dark bob and rebellious lifestyle, Louise Brooks was perhaps the ultimate flapper icon. A screen star to rank with Bacall and Hepburn, Brooks's career straddled the silent era and early talkies." - article in London newspaper
Wojcik, Pamela Robertson. "Typecasting." Criticism, Spring 2003. (United States)
--- "For instance, silent film actress Louise Brooks viewed typecasting as measure of Hollywood success but also as a limitation of the system: 'I just didn't fit into the Hollywood scheme at all. I was never, neither a fluffy heroine, nor a wicked vamp, nor a woman of the world. I just didn't fit into any category. . . . You see, I didn't interest them because I couldn't be typed.' 1 Where Brooks described type in terms of roles, classical British actor . . . ." - referenced in academic journal
Shattuck, Dianne Spoto. "Can We Talk." Women Who Rock, May/June 2003. (United States) *
--- Brooks is pictured and referenced in article about women and sexuality in the media
Thomson, David. "Fields of Dreams." New Republic, May 26, 2003. (United States) *
--- Brooks is twice referenced in review of W. C. Fields: A Biography by James Curtis
Morley, Michael. "In review: Melbourne." Opera News, July, 2003. (United States) *
--- "Any admirer of Pabst's unforgettable German film, Pandora's Box (1929), with the iconic Louise Brooks as Lulu, must find it hard to banish this image from the mind. But Matthews's blonde bob and her overall appearance (closer to Carroll Baker in Baby Doll, or Lulu's other literary and cinematic descendant, Lolita) quickly became inseparable from the character."
Jailer-Chamberlain, Mildred. "Flappers in fashion the 1920s." Antiques & Collecting Magazine, September, 2003. (United States) *
--- Brooks is pictured - "Soon to be film star and fashion icon."
Matlin, Jessica B. "Greatest hair moments." Harper's Bazaar, September, 2003. (United States) *
--- "1929 Silent-film star Louise Brooks' sleek bob was a radical departure from the uptight looks of the decade before. The boyish, rebellious style was a flapper favorite. ."
anonymous. "Ena Baga; Obituary." London Times, August 13, 2004. (England) *
--- " During the 1920s and 1930s she played in cinemas all over Britain. Her greatest love was playing for silent films: she would read the synopsis of the film, become immersed in the plot, and then play accordingly. 'When I got the actual feeling of the story, I was the film,' she explained. Her favourite stars included Rudolph Valentino, Greta Garbo and Louise Brooks." - obituary in London newspaper
Kane, Rebecca. "Stars of the Art Deco Movies." Moderne Times, Fall, 2004. (United States) *
--- brief article and picture in journal of the Sacramento Art Deco Society
anonymous. "Lulu in Cyberspace." Playboy, October, 2005. (United States) *
--- brief article and picture in magazine
Appignanesi, Lisa. "Flight entertainment." Guardian, December 21, 2005. (England) *
--- discussion of Brooks in article about Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter in London newspaper
O'Day, K. "Louise Brooks in Photographs." Artvoice, February 8, 2006. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks appeared in 24 films between 1925 and 1948, during what is considered the Golden Age of Hollywood. Perhaps most famous for her portrayal of Lulu in G. W. Pabst’s German classic Pandora’s Box (1929), Brooks has since gained iconic status among film buffs. Though she may be remembered as much for her trademark bobbed haircut as for her acting ability, her impact on film history is undeniable. This year marks what would have been the actress’ 100th birthday, and a photo exhibit and reception will be held in her honor at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum. An exhibit of Brooks images is noteworthy enough but the fact that entertainment is provided by Lowest of Low frontman Ron Hawkins’ Acoustic Revue makes the evening extra special." - brief article in Buffalo weekly
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