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lulu  This page presents an annotated, worldwide bibliography of article related to reported romances, marriages and divorces of Louise Brooks.

This page is a work in progress. The intention of this bibliography is to be as comprehensive as possible. Some syndicated stories are cited in multiple instances. Some citations are linked to the material cited. (Some links reside on the Louise Brooks Society website, while others exist elsewhere on the internet.) An * indicates that a copy of this citation is held in the archives of the LBS. If you know of additional citations, or can provide further information on the entries noted on this page, please contact the Louise Brooks Society via . This bibliography has been compiled by Thomas Gladysz, and was last updated in September 2005.


Central Press Photos. "Chaplin, Living With Wife, Brands Rumours of Follies Romance False." Lincoln Star, November 5, 1925. (United States) *
--- instance of captioned syndicated photo (of Louise Brooks) in Lincoln, Nebraska newspaper

anonymous. "Just Married." Baltimore News, July 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- small, front page captioned photo in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Weds Movie Director." Morning Telegraph, July 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- small, front page article and picture; New York City newspaper

anonymous. "3,000 Miles Just to Marry." New York American, July 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- article and picture regarding Brooks - Sutherland marriage; "I was five days on the Coast when I realized how impossible life would be without her." - New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Miss Brooks Weds Director." New York Evening Post, July 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- small article and picture in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Weds Her Film Director." New York Telegram, July 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- article and picture; New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Movie Couple Married." New York Times, July 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- small article about Brooks - Sutherland marriage; New York City newspaper

Associated Press. "Edward Sutherland Marries Louise Brooks." Los Angeles Examiner, July 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- small article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

Associated Press. "Louise Brooks and Director Wed." St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- small article in St. Louis, Missouri newspaper

Associated Press. "Louise Brooks, Film Star, Weds Director." Washington Post, July 22, 1926. (United States)
--- small front-page article in Washington D.C. newspaper

Creelman, Eileen. "Movie Star is Bride of Boss." Chicago Herald-Examiner, July 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- front page article, along with picture of Brooks, in Chicago, Illinois newspaper

Exclusive. "Sutherland and Young Actress Wed in Kansas." Los Angeles Times, July 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- small wire service article about Brooks - Sutherland marriage

Herzog, Dorothy. "Louise Brooks Weds Motion Picture Director." New York Mirror, July 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- article about Brooks - Sutherland marriage along with front-page photo of Brooks titled "Beauty Obeys"

Thirer, Irene. "Con Game Film Lures Leaders to Love Match." New York Daily News, July 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- article about Brooks - Sutherland marriage along with front-page photo of Brooks; New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Movie Star Weds." Baltimore Post, July 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief illustrated article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

Associated Press. "Flashes of Life." Daily Kennebec Journal, July 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- " Life was Impossible to Edward Sutherland without Louise Brooks. After a five days' lonely visit to Hollywood the film director hurried back to New York-to see the 19 year old musical comedy star again. And so they -were married." - very brief article in Augusta, Maine newspaper

anonymous. "Fair Film Queen Married at 18." Portland Oregonian, July 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- captioned photo in Portland, Oregon newspaper

Associated Press. "Louise Brooks Weds Edward Sutherland." Atlanta Constitution, July 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- small article in Atlanta, Georgia newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Marries Director." Canton Repository, July 25, 1926. (United States) *
--- instance of syndicated, captioned photo in Canton, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Marries Director." Lancaster Daily Eagle, July 26, 1926. (United States) *
--- instance of syndicated, captioned photo in Lancaster, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Marries Director." Daily Courier, July 27, 1926. (United States) *
--- instance of syndicated, captioned photo in Connellsville, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Marries Director." Daily Tribune, July 27, 1926. (United States) *
--- front-page captioned photo in Royal Oak, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Marries Director." Williamsport Sun, July 27, 1926. (United States) *
--- captioned photo in Williamsport, Pennslyvania newspaper

anonymous. "On Honeymoon But Many Miles Apart." Los Angeles Times, July 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- small article about Brooks - Sutherland marriage in Los Angeles, California newspaper

author unknown. Art Studio Life, August / September 1926. (United States)
--- article in magazine

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Marries Director." Morning News Review, August 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- captioned photograph in Florence, South Carolina newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Marries Director." Mansfield News, August 14, 1926. (United States) *
--- captioned photograph in Mansfield, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Marries Director." Davenport Democrat And Leader, August 15, 1926. (United States) *
--- captioned photo in Davenport, Iowa newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Weds." Art Studio Life, August 19, 1926. (United States) *
--- two page article

anonymous. "Anxious Wife." Morning Telegraph, August 20, 1926. (United States) *
--- caption portrait; "Louise Brooks, who expects to start for the West Coast to visit her director-husband, Edward Sutherland, in Hollywood before commencing work in Love 'Em and Leave 'Em." - New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Work Halts Film Pair's Honeymoon." Los Angeles Times, September 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief article with portrait of Brooks and Sutherland in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "Pichoncitos." Heraldo de Mexico, September 12, 1926. (Mexico) *
--- captioned photos of Brooks and Sutherland in Mexico City newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Marries Director." South Bend Tribune, September 19, 1926. (United States) *
--- captioned photo in South Bend, Indiana newspaper

Sutherland, Eddie and others. "How They Popped the Question." Photoplay, October, 1926. (United States) *
-- includes a short piece by Eddie Sutherland entitled "It was transcontinental," as well as a picture of Brooks and Sutherland credited to the New York Mirror

Smith, Agnes. "Do They Marry for Money?" Photoplay, December, 1926. (United States) *
-- Brooks is pictured and mentioned; "With the pick of the Butter and Egg Market, Louise Brooks staged a small-town elopement with young Eddie Sutherland."

Kingsley, Grace. "Westward Ho for Eddie's Bride." Los Angeles Times, January 1, 1927. (United States) *
--- article with portrait

anonymous. "Honeymoon Still Postponed." Los Angeles Times, January 7, 1927. (United States) *
--- brief article with portrait

Morning Telegraph, April 5, 1928. (United States)
-- article about Brooks impending divorce

Associated Press. "Separation in Filmland." Auburn Citizen, April 18, 1928. (United States)
-- instance of syndicated article in Auburn, New York newspaper

Kingsley, Grace. "When Love Came to Stay." Picture-Play, May, 1928. (United States) *
-- article about romance in Hollywood; Brooks and Eddie Sutherland are pictured and discussed

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Tired of Mate's Noisy Friends." Los Angeles Times, May 3, 1928. (United States) *
--- short article with portrait - Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "Cupid Gains as 3 Film Stars Betrothed." Los Angeles Evening Herald, May 3, 1928. (United States) *
--- short article subtitled "Louise Brooks Preparing to Seek Divorce, Is Report" - Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. " 'Busy' Signals Too Frequent; She Rings Off." Los Angeles Examiner, May 3, 1928. (United States) *
--- short article about Brooks - Sutherland divorce - Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "The Great American 'Bann' Wagon." San Francisco Call and Post, May 3, 1928. (United States) *
--- captioned picture concerning Brooks - Sutherland divorce

anonymous. "That's His Business." San Francisco News, May 3, 1928. (United States) *
--- captioned picture concerning Brooks - Sutherland divorce

Associated Press. "Film Director Faces Divorce." San Francisco Examiner, May 3, 1928. (United States) *
--- short article about Brooks - Sutherland divorce with line drawing of Brooks by Schnell - San Francisco, California newspaper

anonymous. "Ban on Trip Kills Love of Actress." Los Angeles Times, June 20, 1928. (United States) *
--- short article with portrait - Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Granted Divorce; Cruelty Charged." Chicago Tribune, June 21, 1928 (United States) *
--- instance of brief syndicated article Chicago, Illinois newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Sutherland Gets Divorce." New York Times, June 21, 1928 (United States) *
--- small article in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Star Gets Divorce." Sunday Grit, July 1, 1928 (United States) *
--- small front-page captioned photo in weekly national newspaper

anonymous. "They Could Have Been Very Mad." New York Daily Mirror, January 10, 1930. (United States) *
--- captioned photo announces that Brooks and Sutherland would remarry

Parsons, Louella O. "Sutherland, Film Director, Married to Ethel Kenyon." Los Angeles Examiner, February 7, 1930. (United States) *
--- "He was formerly married to Louise Brooks, ex-Follies girl, from whom he was divorced about a year ago." - article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "Cupido em Hollywood." Cinéfilo, July 12, 1930. (Portugal) *
--- short item about Brooks and Eddie Sutherland

United Press. "Actress Seeks Divorce From Film Director." Chronicle Telegram, February 26, 1931. (United States) *
--- "Sutherland formerly was the husband of Louise Brooks, actress, who divorced him on similar grounds." - instance of syndicated article in Elyria, Ohio newspaper

Parsons, Louella O. "Eddie Sutherland Will Marry Today." Los Angeles Examiner, March 8, 1933. (United States) *
--- "His first wife was Majorie Daw, his second Louise Brooks, his third Ethel Kenyon, who only two weeks ago married Charles Butterworth, and his forth will be Miss Henderson, all of them women of more than ordinary beauty." - article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "One Actress to Sue Husband; Another to Wed Chicagoan." Chicago Tribune, October 10, 1933. (United States) *
--- brief article with portrait in Chicago, Illinois newspaper

Associated Press. "Film Actress' Wedding to Deering Davis Slated." Hollywood Citizen-News, October 10, 1933. (United States) *
--- brief, front-page article

Associated Press. "Deering Davis to Wed." Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, October 10, 1933. (United States) *
--- instance of brief sydicated article in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania newspaper

anonymous. "Deering Davis Is Married to Actress Louise Brooks." Chicago Tribune, October 11, 1933. (United States) *
--- brief article with portrait in Chicago, Illinois newspaper

anonymous. "Marriage Climaxes Another Romance of Louise Brooks Movie Actress." Kansas City Star, October 11, 1933. (United States) *
--- captioned photo in Kansas City, Missouri newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks, Actress, Weds." Los Angeles Examiner, October 11, 1933. (United States) *
--- brief syndicated story with portrait

anonymous. "Eddie Sutherland's Former Wife Weds." Los Angeles Times, October 11, 1933. (United States) *
--- brief syndicated (Exclusive) story with portrait, October 10th dateline

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Weds Wealthy Clubman." Wichita Beacon, October 12, 1933. (United States) *
--- article with portrait in Wichita, Kansas newspaper

anonymous. "Mariages de Vedettes." Le Film Complet, January 25, 1934. (France) *
--- image of Brooks and Deering Davis along with brief text; "Louise Brooks, qui fut si celebre, prefere aujourd'hui le bonheur a la gloire, et devient la femme de Deering Davis, de Chicago, champion amateur do polo et d'aviation."

Associated Press. "Dance Team Parts." Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, March 20, 1934. (United States) *
--- instance of brief sydicated article in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania newspaper

anonymous. "Dance Romance Tottering." Los Angeles Times, March 29, 1934. (United States)
--- brief Associated Press captioned photo (credit: Wide World Photo) with March 28th dateline, in Los Angeles< California newspaper

Associated Press. "Dance Partner to Ask Divorce." Daily Oklahoman, March 29, 1934. (United States) *
--- small article in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma newspaper

Associated Press. "Louise Brooks to Seek Divorce." Los Angeles Examiner, March 29, 1934. (United States) *
--- small article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

Associated Press. "Dance Romance Tottering." Los Angeles Times, March 29, 1934. (United States) *
--- small article about Brooks - Deering Davis divorce in Los Angeles, California newspaper

Associated Press. "Plans to Divorce Deering Davis." New York Times, March 29, 1934. (United States) *
--- small article about Brooks - Deering Davis divorce; New York City newspaper

author unknown. New York Mirror, March 30, 1934. (United States)
--- article about Brooks - Deering Davis divorce; New York City newspaper

Sullivan, Ed. "Broadway - Goes to Miami." Washington Post, July 9, 1935. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, former cinema star, and Eddie Sutherland are back together again . . . ." - mention in instance of syndicated column in Washington D. C. newspaper

anonymous. "Former Actress Sues to Divorce Deering B. Davis." Chicago Tribune, December 10, 1937. (United States) *
--- brief article in Chicago, Illinois newspaper

anonymous. "Actress to Ask Second Divorce." Los Angeles Times, December 7, 1937. (United States)
--- brief syndicated story with December 6th dateline

Sampas, Charles G. "N.Y. - Hollywood." Lowell Sun, December 20, 1937. (United States)
--- "LOUISE BROOKS, former screen star, is preparing to divorce her Chicago socialite hubby." - mention in film gossip column in Lowell, Massachusetts newspaper

anonymous. "Louise Brooks Given Divorce, Maiden Name." Wichita Eagle, January 25, 1938. (United States) *
--- article in Wichita, Kansas newspaper

Parson, Louella. "Marie Wilson Signs For Dumb Dame Role In Revival Of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Fresno Bee, May 5, 1939. (United States) *
--- "Is it a romance between Louise Brooks and Lew Brice? They are helping to close the night spots these evenings." - mention in instance of syndicated column in Fresno, California newspaper

Kilgallen, Dorothy. "The Voice of Broadway." Pottstown Mercury, November 28, 1952. (United States) *
--- instance of mention in syndicated column - "Louise Brooks, a star in the silent movies, will marry Jimmy Dunn of ther Merchant Marine next month." - article in Pottstown, Pennsylvania newspaper

Gwynn, Edith. "Hollywood." Pottstown Mercury, December 8, 1952. (United States) *
--- instance of mention in syndicated column - "Louise Brooks, once a movie star, and Jimmy Dunn (not the actor) do an alter march pronto. She was once wed to director Eddie Sutherland." - article in Pottstown, Pennsylvania newspaper

Winchell, Walter. "Walter Winchell on Braodway." Daily Mirror, September 23, 1953. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, ex-screen star, was converted to Catholicism Sunday. She will marry James Dunn, a marine engineer. They will dwell in Eire." - brief item in column in New York City newspaper


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