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lulu  This page presents a bibliography of newspaper and magazine articles about Louise Brooks as relates to her work as a showgirl. Included here are articles and reviews related to productions in which Louise Brooks appeared. These include stints with the George White Scandals and Ziegfeld Follies. Entries are arranged chronologically. Commentary regarding Brooks, or the performance as a whole (excerpted from the material cited), are offered as annotations.

This page is a work in progress. The intention of this bibliography is to be as comprehensive as possible. Most citations represent a substantial review or article. Shorter, capsule reviews - usually a paragraph or two in length - are so noted. Some citations are linked to the material cited. (Some links reside on the Louise Brooks Society website, while others exist elsewhere on the internet.) An * indicates that a copy of this citation is held in the archives of the LBS. If you know of additional citations, or can provide further information on the entries noted on this page, please contact the Louise Brooks Society via . If you would like to help find vintage newspaper reviews, please follow this link. This bibliography has been compiled by Thomas Gladysz, and was last updated in June 2007.

George White Scandals

anonymous. "In Broadways Latest Parade of Beauties." New York Times, June 29, 1924. (United States) *
--- Brooks is included in group of portraits in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "The New Plays." New York Commercial, June 30, 1924. (United States) *
--- Brooks is referenced in article in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "White's Scandals, Gorgeous in Paris Dress, Returns to the City at the Apollo Theatre." Morning Telegraph, July 1, 1924. (United States) *
--- "This season he has trained a chorus that can dance as few choruses can." - review in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "White's Scandals in the Field." New York Post, July 1, 1924. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "New Scandals Open; An Elaborate Show." New York Times, July 1, 1924. (United States) *
--- "There were large quantities of gorgeous costumes, much of them on the girls of the chorus from the neck up and the shoes down, and there were several handsome and artistic scenes." - review in New York City newspaper

Dale, Alan. "Scandals Takes Front Rank for Entertainment." New York American, July 1, 1924. (United States) *
--- "Certainly, Mr. White's show is spicy, it has a palatable flavor and it does add immeasurably to the humdrum existence most of us lead." - review in New York City newspaper

Davis, Charles Belmont. "Scandals of 1924 Spiced With Wit and Imagination." New York Herald Tribune, July 1, 1924. (United States) *
--- Brooks is listed among those in the cast in review in New York City newspaper

Dickstein, Martin B. "The New Play." Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 1, 1924. (United States) *
--- review in Brooklyn, New York newspaper

Mantle, Burns. "Curious Lights Strip 'Scandals' Ladies." New York Daily News, July 1, 1924. (United States) *
--- "There is a series of those elaborately staged and costumed scenes in which some of the girls are concealed by strings of beads and some are not, and some represent curtains and some only the fringe." - review in New York City newspaper

Martin, Quinn. "The New Play." The World, July 1, 1924. (United States) *
--- "In at least two of the principal numbers the girls are practically without a stich to their backs or anything, and some of the early first act wiggling is savagely in earnest." - review in New York City newspaper

Rathburn, Stephen. "Scandals Opens at Apollo." New York Sun, July 1, 1924. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

Welsh, Robert Gilbert. "George White's New Scandals." New York Telegram, July 1, 1924. (United States) *
--- "George White's new 'Scandals,' the sixth in the series, which opended at the Apollo Theatre, swings far beyond all Mr. White's earlier efforts by the wealth of its stage decoration and the unusual beauty and daring of its costumes." - review in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "George White Excels His Best Scandals." New York Commercial, July 2, 1924. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

Dickstein, Martin B. "Stage Whispers." Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 6, 1924. (United States) *
--- article in Brooklyn, New York newspaper

anonymous. "New Plays." Time, July 14, 1925. (United States) *
--- review

anonymous. "Loveliness from Broadway's Greatest Girl Show." Theater, October, 1924. (United States) *
-- Brooks is one of three performers (along with Georgia Leach and Ruth Wilcox) pictured in portraits by Alfred Cheney Johnston; brief text reads "A Trio Selected by George White as Scandalously Beautiful - and Why Not?"

Ziegfeld Follies - Louie the 14th

anonymous. "Ziegfeld Show Booked Here For Debut." Baltimore American, February 8, 1925. (United States) *
--- Brooks is referenced article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Leon Errol Here Next Week." Baltimore Sun, February 8, 1925. (United States) *
--- Brooks is mentioned as among the performers in article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Stupendous Cost of Theatrical Productions Cited By Ziegfeld In Louie The Fourteenth." Baltimore American, February 11, 1925. (United States) *
--- Brooks is referenced in interview with Florenz Ziegfeld in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Ziegfeld on Job In Premiere Of New Comedy." Baltimore American, February 12, 1925. (United States) *
--- article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Glorified American Beauties In Louie the Fourteenth Would Prove Despair of Paris." Baltimore American, February 15, 1925. (United States) *
--- article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Attractions At Theaters Next Week." Baltimore News, February 14, 1925. (United States) *
--- Brooks is noted in article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Only Thing a Drunk Is Good For Is a Laugh, Says Leon Errol." Baltimore American, February 15, 1925. (United States) *
--- Brooks is mentioned in article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Scurry About Seeking Taxis, Rush for Food." Baltimore American, February 15, 1925. (United States) *
--- article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Only Thing a Drunk Is Good For Is a Laugh, Says Leon Errol." Baltimore American, February 15, 1925. (United States) *
--- Brooks is mentioned in article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Ziegfeld Show Makes Debut at Ford's." Baltimore American, February 15, 1925. (United States) *
--- Brooks is mentioned in article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Plays of the Week." Baltimore Sun, February 15, 1925. (United States) *
--- Brooks is mentioned as being in the cast in article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

Garland, Robert. "Robert Garland Portrays Notable Characteristics Of Florenz Ziegfeld and Arthur Hammerstein 2d Now in Local Limelight." Baltimore American, February 15, 1925. (United States) *
--- article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

"Girls. Girls, Gorgeous Girls, Getting Glorified! What a famous Ziegfeld Rehearsel Is Really Like. In Preparation for Louie XIV musical show to have world's premiere at Ford's Theatre tomorrow." Baltimore American, February 16, 1925. (United States) *
--- Brooks is pictured twice in full page of captioned portraits in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

"Beauty Samples from New Ziegfeld Show." Baltimore News, February 16, 1925. (United States) *
--- Brooks is twice pictured in composite feature image in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Ziegfeld Brings Broadway to Baltimore." Baltimore American, February 16, 1925. (United States) *
--- article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Big Musical Shows, Also Drama on Stages." Baltimore News, February 16, 1925. (United States) *
--- Brooks is noted in article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Ziegfeld Set to Show City Beauty Bevy." Baltimore News, February 16, 1925. (United States) *
--- article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Louie the 14th To Open Tomorrow." Baltimore Daily Post, February 16, 1925. (United States) *
--- short article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

Clark, Norman. "This Week Surely Is One for Theatregoing." Baltimore News, February 16, 1925. (United States) *
--- brief write-up in theater column in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Dumb Dora Is Ousted In Cold." Baltimore News, February 17, 1925. (United States) *
--- "Look at that group of girls up there - 88 of them. Twelve are coming stars - and one, Louise Brooks, is going to eclipse a lot of the present stars in a very few short years . . . . Take Miss Brooks. She's seventeen, the age of perfection. She's intelligent; Lord how fast that girl does think! She's beautiful in that appealing, pensive way that hits the audience right between the eyes. She has a voice an honest-to-gosh voice - and whatever is the matter with her form is something I haven't heard of yet." Florence Zeigfeld quoted in article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Louie the 14th To Open Career at Ford's Tonight." Baltimore Sun, February 17, 1925. (United States) *
--- Brooks is mentioned as being in the cast in article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

Calvert, Madison. "Society Eagerly Awaiting New Ziegfeld Show." Baltimore American, February 17, 1925. (United States) *
--- article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

"Beauties, Star, Producer in Ziegfeld Show." Baltimore News, February 18, 1925. (United States) *
--- Brooks is pictured four times in composite feature image in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

C., T. M. "Louie the 14th Is Given Premier at Ford's Theater." Baltimore Sun, February 18, 1925. (United States) *
--- review in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

Clark, Norman. "New Ziegfeld Show Seen at Ford's." Baltimore News, February 18, 1925. (United States) *
--- article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

Garland, Robert. "Ziegfeld, Himself, Is Real Star of Louie the 14th." Baltimore American, February 18, 1925. (United States) *
--- review in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

Robins, Nelson. "Louie the 14th Is Gorgeous Spectacle Glorifying Girlies." Baltimore Daily Post, February 18, 1925. (United States) *
--- review in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

C., T. M. "Louie the 14th At Ford's." Baltimore Sun, February 19, 1925. (United States) *
--- second review in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

Siegel, Eli. "Louie the 14th Reviewed by Prize Poet." Baltimore American, February 19, 1925. (United States) *
--- article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

Calvert, Madison. "Ziegfeld Star Honor Guest at Party." Baltimore American, February 21, 1925. (United States) *
--- article in Baltimore, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Current Attractions." Washington Star, February 22, 1925. (United States) *
--- Brooks is listed among the Ziegfeld performers in article in Washington D. C. newspaper

anonymous. "F. Ziegfeld Brings New Production." Washington Post, February 22, 1925. (United States) *
--- Brooks is named in article in Washington D. C. newspaper

Daly, John J. "Louie the 14th Great Extravaganza at National." Washington Post, February 23, 1925. (United States) *
--- " . . . there is a transcendentalism - an exaltation of beauty over baseness - that far surpasses anything ever before produced by either Ziegfeld or his rivals in recent years." - review in Washington D. C. newspaper

anonymous. "National - Louie the 14th." Washington Star, February 23, 1925. (United States) *
--- "Outstanding features, from a bird's-eye point of view, seem to be soothing but gorgeous scenery: girls whose native grace and naive beauty stand out strikingly, even against the background of splendor . . . ." - review in Washington D. C. newspaper

Daly, John J. "Up and Down the Aisle." Washington Post, February 27, 1925. (United States) *
--- article about the talent behind the production - Washington D. C. newspaper

anonymous. "Louie the 14th at the Cosmopolitan." New York Post, March 4, 1925. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

Dale, Alan. "Louie the 14th at the Cosmopolitan Ziegfeldian Orgy, Says Alan Dale." New York American, March 4, 1925. (United States) *
--- Brooks is listed among "The Girls" - review in New York City newspaper

Davis, Charles Belmont. "Louie the 14th at Cosmopolitan, Ziegfeld Triumph." New York Herald Tribune, March 4, 1925. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

Dudley, Bide. "Louie the 14th." New York World, March 4, 1925. (United States)
--- "But Louie isn't all - nay, not even half the show. There are girls so glorious no glorifying process could ever glorify them further." - review in New York City newspaper

Garrick. "Louie the 14th, at Cosmopolitan, Far Beyond Mr. Ziegfeld's Previous Best." New York Evening Journal, March 4, 1925. (United States) *
--- Brooks is listed as one of the Cosmopolitan Girls; " . . . and the Ziegfeld Cosmopolitan Girls, twelve comely young women, and their choristers do ensemble stepping that is provocative of superlatives." - review in New York City newspaper

Mantle, Burns. " 'Louie' and Leon at Uptown Success." Daily News, March 4, 1925. (United States) *
--- "On the stage is a new piece of foolery gorgeously dressed and wound around the comic genius of Leon Errol, comedian." - review in New York City newspaper

Marsh, Leo. "Louie the 14th a Georgeous Musical Show, With Settings of Fine Color and Beauty; Leon Errol at His Best in the Title Role." Morning Telegraph, March 4, 1925. (United States) *
--- long review in New York City newspaper

Martin, Quinn. "At the Cosmopolitan." The World, March 4, 1924. (United States) *
--- "With one grand gesture I bow to the chorus." - review in New York City newspaper

Rathburn, Stephen. "Louie the 14th Has Premiere." New York Sun, March 4, 1925. (United States) *
--- "A show that has everything anybody can ask for . . . a flock of pretty girls." - review in New York City newspaper

Vreeland, Frank. "Leon Errol Falls Due." New York Telegram, March 4, 1925. (United States) *
--- long review in New York City newspaper

Young, Stark. "New Ziegfeld Show in His Own Theatre." New York Times, March 4, 1925. (United States) *
--- " . . . an abundant and gorgeously staged musical show . . . ." - review in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Approve Ziegfeld's Latest." Billboard, March 7, 1925. (United States) *
--- brief write-up about Baltimore performance in February

anonymous. "WiQuarter Million in Ziegfeld Coup." Morning Telegraph, March 9, 1925. (United States) *
--- article in New York City newspaper

Deering, Ashby. "Will Rogers to Show Sketch Of Visit to White House." Morning Telegraph, March 9, 1925. (United States) *
--- article in New York City newspaper

Marsh, Leo A. "Spring Follies Quite As Thrilling As The First Tulip in Commuter's Garden; Ray Dooley a Most efficacious Tonic." Morning Telegraph, March 11, 1925. (United States) *
--- article in New York City newspaper

Gillette, Don Carle. "New Plays on Broadway." Billboard, March 14, 1925. (United States) *
--- Brooks is listed as one of the Cosmopolitan Girls

anonymous. "New Plays." Time, March 16, 1925. (United States) *
--- review of Louie the 14th

anonymous. "New Plays." Time, March 23, 1925. (United States) *
--- review

Carb, David. "Seen on the Stage." Vogue, May 1, 1925. (United States) *
--- short review

Sobel, Bernard. "The Follies." Artists and Models, June, 1925. (United States) *
--- illustrated article subtitled "A glimpse behind the scenes"

Steichen, Edward. "Leon Errol Living in Guiltless Splendor." Vanity Fair, June, 1925. (United States) *
--- full page captioned photo pictures Louise Brooks, Leon Errol, and Dixie Boatwright

Ziegfeld Follies - Summer Edition

anonymous. "Beauties of the Summer Edition of the Ziegfeld Follies, Opening Next Week at the New Amsterdam Theatre." New York Times, June 28, 1925. (United States) *
--- Brooks is pictured in New York City newspaper

Mankiewicz, Herman. "W.C. Fields, Once a Juggler, Now a Comedian." Vanity Fair, July, 1925. (United States) *
--- related article with brief discussion of the Follies

anonymous. "Broadway Has Unusual Number of Musical Hits for Summer." Billboard, July 4, 1925. (United States) *
--- "Several new faces will be seen in the Summer edition of the Follies, the list of principals including . . . Louise Brooks . . . ."

anonymous. "Rehearsal of Ziegfeld Follies." New York Evening Journal, July 6, 1925. (United States) *
--- article in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Ziegfeld Follies Bloom for Summer." New York Times, July 7, 1925. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Summer Edition of the Follies Excellent Entertainment." New York Post, July 7, 1925. (United States) *
--- " . . . an all around good show." - review in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "New Edition of Follies Proves As Funny As Ever." Women's Wear Daily, July 7, 1925. (United States) *
--- review - "the word brilliant is always apt, but this time the use of lavish plumage makes 'riotous' the most descriptive adjective for the colorings throughout."

C., G. V. "New 'Follies' Most Lavish, Replete with Clean Humor." New York American, July 7, 1925. (United States)
--- "Lina Basquette and Louise Brooks were animated things of joy. Both beautiful girls, both remarkable dancers and both so vivacious that one's blood tingles within thirty seconds after either one starts a dance." - review in New York City newspaper

Coleman, Robert. "Ziegfeld Follies a Hit." Daily Mirror, July 7, 1925. (United States) *
--- "The dancing of Dorothy Van Alst, Cricket Wooten, Adelaide Seaman, Louise Brooks, Hilda Ferguson and the Filler Girls is an excellent antidote for the blues." - review in New York City newspaper

Davis, Charles Belmont. "Ethel Shutta Wins Triumph In Dance In Summer 'Follies'." New York Herald Tribune, July 7, 1925. (United States) *
--- "But, in a word, we do not believe that even the astute and lavish Mr. Ziegfeld has ever provided an entertainment that contained so much humor, imagination and such a gorgeous display of brilliant plumage and beautiful women." - review in New York City newspaper

E., G. L. "Summer of 1925 Ziegfeld Follies." New York Telegram, July 7, 1925. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

R., W. "At the New Amsterdam." The World, July 7, 1925. (United States) *
--- "There were a lot of new clothes, a few new songs and a new face here and there." - review in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Zeigfeld's Summer Follies of 1925." Brooklyn Citizen, July 8, 1925. (United States)
--- review in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "The New Play." Brooklyn Daily Times, July 8, 1925. (United States)
--- review in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "New Follies Cleverest Ziegfeld Has Done." New York Evening Journal, July 8, 1925. (United States) *
--- article in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Gay Summer Plumage Literally Adopted for New Ziegfeld Follies." Women's Wear Daily, July 8, 1925. (United States) *
--- fashion review with illustration

Dudley, Bide. "The Summer 'Follies'." New York World, July 8, 1925. (United States)
--- " . . . a distinct hit was made last night by Louise Brooks, who is dancing in several numbers" - a caricature of Brooks by John Decker appears along with the review; New York City newspaper

Rathburn, Stephen. New York Sun, July 8, 1925. (United States)
--- ". . . last but not least, there is Louise Brooks, a charming brunette, who dances engagingly and has real personality. She would be a welcome addition to any revue." - review in New York City newspaper

Marsh, Leo. "Summer 'Follies' One of the Best Mr. Ziegfeld Ever Has Staged." Morning Telegraph, July 8, 1925. (United States) *
--- "A quarantine sign in the lobby of the New Amsterdam Theatre wouldn't prevent a male connoisseur from storming his way into feast his eyes on The Follies this Summer." - review in New York City newspaper

Dickstein, Martin B. "Plays and Things." Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 8, 1925. (United States) *
--- review in Brooklyn, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Follies Not Hit-Or-Miss Design." Evening Journal, July 10, 1925. (United States) *
--- article in New York City newspaper

Dickstein, Martin B. "Plays and Things." Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 12, 1925. (United States) *
--- article in Brooklyn, New York newspaper

Gillette, Don Carle. "The New Plays on Broadway." Billboard, July 18, 1925. (United States) *
--- review of the Ziegfeld Follies of 1925; "There is another instance of unwisely ecouraged prococity in the case of Louise Brooks. This snappy performer has some good stuff in her all right enough, but she is not ripe enough yet to come out as a principal."

Ibee. "Follies." Variety, July 18, 1925. (United States) *
--- review; "Early in the show there were half a dozen 'lookers' who were good 'Charleston' dancers as well - Dorothy Van Alst, Peggy Fears, Louise Brooks, Dorothy Knapp, Barbara Newberry, Helen MacFadden (daughter of the publisher) and Noel Francis."

Millet, Roy. "Broadway Flashes." Artists and Models Magazine, September, 1925. (United States) *
-- "Other new principals are Barbara Newberry, a Chicago beauty, Louise Brooks, formerly of Louie the 14th . . . ." - passing reference to Brooks regarding her role in the Summer Follies

Nathan, George Jean. "A Survey of the Revues." Arts & Decoration, September, 1925. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks who is the principal in the Ziegfeld Follies." - a portrait of Brooks is prominently featured at the beginning of the article

Carb, David. "Seen on the Stage." Vogue, September 15, 1925. (United States) *
--- short review

Since then . . . .

Talley, Alma. "The Rhythmic Road to Hollywood." The Dance, June 1927. (United States) *
--- features a portrait of Brooks as well as a paragraph of text about the actress which noted her apprenticeship with Denishawn and experience with the George White Scandals and Ziegfeld Follies

anonymous. "The Follies Finally Attains Its Majority." New York Times, September 18, 1927. (United States) *
--- Brooks is mentioned as having been in the Follies in article in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Ziggy." Time, May 14, 1928. (United States) *
--- Brooks is listed as a star made by Florenz Zeigfeld

anonymous. "Ziegfeld - Follies - Tytto." Filmiaitta, no. 15-16, 1929. (Finland)
--- Brooks is pictured in an article about ex-Follies performers

anonymous. "World Mourns Passing of Great Glorifier." Monessen Daily Independent , July 7, 1932. (United States) *
--- Brooks is pictured and mentioned in obituary of Florenz Ziegfeld, in instance of syndicated article in Monessen, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "George White Pursues Custom Of Making Stars of Unknowns." Washington Post, April 1, 1934. (United States) *
--- Brooks is mentioned as having been part of the 1924 Scandals chorus in article in Washington D.C. newspaper

Welshimer, Helen. "So the Glorified Follies Girls Formed The Ziegfeld Alumnae." Seattle Times, June l4, l936. (United States) *
--- prominent photo and mention of Brooks in instance of syndicated article in Seattle, Washington newspaper

anonymous. "Boston Sees Scandals." New York Times, August 20, 1939. (United States) *
--- Brooks is mentioned as having appeared in past editions of the George White Scandals; mention in New York City newspaper

Baral, Robert. Revue. New York and London: Fleet Press Corporation, 1962. *
--- Brooks is mentioned in passing in this look at Broadway during the 1920's

Churchill, Allen. The Theatrical Twenties. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1975. *
--- Brooks is referenced and pictured in this illustrated look at Broadway during the 1920's

Ziegfeld, Richard and Paulette. The Ziegfeld Touch. New York: Abrams, 1993. *
--- Brooks is referenced and pictured in this illustrated history

Mizejewski, Linda. Ziegfeld Girl. Durham, North Carolina: Duke Unversity Press, 1999. *
--- the actress is discussed in this look at "image and icon in culture and cinema"

Davis, Lee. Scandals and Follies. New York: Limelight Editions, 2000. *
--- the actress is referenced in this look at "the rise and fall of the Great Broadway Revue"


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