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lulu  This bibliography includes secondary citations - such as reviews and articles, which refer to various tributes to Louise Brooks. This page includes entries through 1990. Please refer to the Tribute-ography (part 2) for entries dating after 1990.

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 articles, please follow this link. This bibliography has been compiled by Thomas Gladysz, and was last updated in September 2005.

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From the 1930's


From the 1940's


From the 1950's


From the 1960's

Roud, Richard. "New Films." Guardian, July 28, 1967. (England) *
--- short discussion regarding No Orchids for Lulu in article in Manchester, England newspaper

From the 1970's


From the 1980's

Bigsby, C. W. E. A Critical Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Drama: Volume 3, Beyond Broadway. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985. *
--- regarding The Golden Windows by Robert Wilson: "From the Beggar's Opera there was the haunting tune, 'Over the hills and far away', there was The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, there were the face and the gestures of Louise Brooks in Lulu, the silent movie. This was the concept which Wilson brought to Munich and which he developed there."

Thomas, Kevin. "Humorous look back at WW II." Los Angeles Times, September 29, 1986. (United States)
--- round-up of current offerings; "In The Dream Screen experimental film maker Stephanie Beroes pays homage to Louise Brooks and her great film for Pabst, Pandora's Box, and discusses the classic legend of Pandora as a way of exploring the timeless conflict between a woman's image and the reality of her self." - Los Angeles, California newspaper

Sterritt, David. "The Dream Screen: on being female in the 20th century." Christian Science Monitor, November 5, 1986. (United States) *
--- newspaper article about screening of Stephanie Beroes' The Dream Screen at the Collective for Living Cinema in NYC; "The heroine of the picture is none other than Louise Brooks . . . . Through subtle editing and canny juxtapositions, filmmaker Beroes weaves these threads into a complex commentary on the thorny challenges and dubious rewards (as Brooks found out) of being female in the 20th century."

Benson, Sheila. "Something Wild: '60s Spirit and Yuppie Cool." Los Angeles Times, November 6, 1986. (United States)
--- "She's Lulu in Manhattan, with a black wig that completes her Louise Brooks-Lulu look . . . ." - Los Angeles, California newspaper

Salamon, Julie. "On Film: The Seduction of Mr. Straight." Wall Street Journal, November 6, 1986. (United States) *
--- "When she first appears on screen, Ms. Griffith has her hair done up in a shiny black Louise Brooks bob." - review of Something Wild in newspaper

Sterritt, David. "A film festival that shuns the usual fare." Christian Science Monitor, May 22, 1987. (United States) *
--- newspaper article about film festival at the Whitney Museum of American Art; "Feminist concerns also play a part in The Dream Screen, a haunting Stephanie Beroes film that contrasts actress Louise Brooks with contemporary women who have ambivalent feelings toward men who threaten to control them."

anonymous. "De val van een klokkenmaker." Leeuwarder Courant, November 6, 1987. (Netherlands) *
--- article regarding novelist Willem Frederick Hermans in Leeuwarden, Netherlands newspaper

Schiro, Anne-Marie. "Patterns." New York Times, February 23, 1988. (United States) *
--- the Loulou perfume by Jean Cacharel is discussed in article in New York City newspaper

Dorian. "What a Lulu . . . ." Sydney Morning Herald, April 17, 1988. (Australia) *
--- article about the local debut of the Loulou perfume in Sydney newspaper

Crowley, John. "The Movie Maker." Washington Post, May 8, 1988. (United States) *
--- book review of William Boyd's The New Confessions; "In a wonderfully recreated Berlin of the '20s, Todd compels producers, actors, cameramen to give their all to his vision, including the American actress (a figure reminiscent of Louise Brooks) who will become the tormenting love of his life." - Washington D.C. newspaper

anonymous. "Lulu was a Victim." The Observer, May 29, 1988. (England) *
--- short article about Bettina Jonic stage production titled Ghost Games, in London newspaper

anonymous. "Spotlights." Toronto Star, June 28, 1988. (Canada) *
--- mentions Kathleen Tynan's screenplay about Brooks; instance of syndicated article in Toronto newspaper

Gossip, Divine. "Magic singer loses his head." Daily Expressr, October 17, 1988. (England) *
--- "HEAVILY influenced by Scott Fitzgerald and Dennis Potter's Pennies From Heaven, Stephen Lowe's musical fantasy for the Royal Shakespeare Company brings DH Lawrence, George Orwell and silent - movie star Louise Brooks together in the Paris of 1929 for a low - lite mini - spectacular.;" - article in London newspaper

Carr, Jay. "MacLaine Plunges Into Eccentric Role In Sousatzki." Boston Globe, October 23, 1988. (United States) *
--- "Now I'm working with someone who's preparing Kathleen Tynan's script of Louise Brooks' story. She was a has-been at 28. I'm very interested in it, and I want to do it." - article in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

Perlmutter, Donna. "From Surreal to Traditional: Kaleidoscope '89." Los Angeles Times, July 25, 1989. (United States)
--- "So is David Leahy's Lapse of Memory. Startlingly cinematic, it sets up a Magritte mystery with the appearance of a dowager widow and a young Louise Brooks in black slip who leaps onto a man in white trousers." - Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "New Heels for Hannah." Los Angeles Times, December 15, 1989. (United States)
--- "Madonna, who changes her hair as often as some people change their minds, was seen the other night at the China Club, sporting her very closely cropped, short, dark brown 'do with bangs. "Madonna is a big fan of silent film actress Louise Brooks and was more than likely inspired by her look on the silver screen," says Liz Rosenberg, the Material Girl's press agent." - Los Angeles, California newspaper



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