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lulu  Louise Brooks is an icon - and her image has been used on various books over the years. This page highlights those titles. Some of the books pictured here are related only casually to the actress. Some pertain to film in general, while others are related to silent movies in particular. Still others, in the case of the works of fiction shown below, employ a Brooks or Luluesque character. [ Additional information about these literary examples may be found on the Homage to Lulu section of the LBS. ]

Pictured right is a 1920's caricature of Louise Brooks which serves as a design found on the French edition of Ado Kyrou's Amour - Erotisme et Cinema (Paris: Terrain Vague, 1966), as well as the Japanese book, Ruizu Burukkusu to "Ruru" (Toyko: Chuo Koronsha, 1984). Yet two more example of Brooks on books . . . .

If you are aware of additional examples, please contact the Louise Brooks Society via . Click on any book cover to view a larger image.

Beggars of Life Beggars of Life . Loot
Beggars of Life
Jim Tully
Grosset & Dunlap, 1928
United States
Beggars of Life
Jim Tully
Wm. Collins & Sons, 1928
England
. Loot
Rob Eden
Grosset & Dunlap, 1932
United States
dictionnaire de film dictionary of cinema . Hollywood Glamour
Dictionnaire du Cinema
Maurice Bessy &
Jean-Louise Chardans
1966
France
A Dictionary of the Cinema
Peter Graham
A.S. Barnes, 1968
United States
. Hollywood Glamour Portraits
John Kobal
Dover, 1976
United States
Nagaharu Yodogawa phillippe soupault pabst 1988 film diary
Hollywood Actress 1920's
Nagaharu Yodogawa
Haga, 1977
Japan
rear cover
Ecrits de cinema
Phillipe Soupault
Plon, 1979
France
Pabst
Enrico Groppali
La Nuova Italia, 1983
United States
Le Cinema Allemand
Freddy Buache
5 Continents, 1984
France
1988 film diary Hollwood . .
Rebellin in Hollywood
Paul Werner & Uta van Steen
Tende, 1986
Germany
Hollywood
Brian Lee
Keele University, 1986
England
. .
. Celluloid Closet Een heilige van de horlogerie 1988 film diary
. The Celluloid Closet
Vito Ruso
Harper & Row, 1987
United States
Een heilige van de horlogerie
W.F. Hermans
de bezige bij, 1987
Netherlands
Tagebuch einer Verlorenen
Margarete Bohme
Suhrkamp, 1989
Germany
femmes fatales photo printing NevermoreHB Nevermore
Femmes Fatales
Mary Ann Doane
Routledge, 1991
United States
Photographic Printing
Gene Nocon
Virgin, 1993
United States
Nevermore
William Hjortsberg
Orion, 1995
England
Nevermore
William Hjortsberg
Phoenix, 1996
England
erotic films fiamma G W Pabst catalog Roger Ebert
50 Most Erotic Films
of All Time

Maitland McDonagh
Citadel, 1996
United States
La Fiamma del Peccato
Elisabetta Bruscolini, Angela
Prudenzi & Sergio Toffetti
Lindau, 1997
Italy
G. W. Pabst
Wolfgang Jacobsen
Argon, 1997
Germany
Roger Ebert's
Book of Film

Roger Ebert
Norton, 1997
United States
vampires violets . G W Pabst catalog Hollywood fashion
Vampires & Violets
Andrea Weiss
Switzerland
. Pandoras Schätze
Gerald Koll
diskurs film, 1998
Germany
Hollywood Dressed
& Undressed

Sandy Scheier
Rizzoli, 1998
United States
book on acting . book on acting book on acting
Assassine
Cinzia Tani
Mondadori, 1998
Italy
. Playing to the Camera
Bert Cardullo, etc...
Yale Univ., 1998
United States
Playing to the Camera
Bert Cardullo, etc...
Yale Univ., 1999
United States
les films gw pabst film comics vampires violets
Dictionnaire du cinéma
Jacques Lourcelles
Bouquins, 1999
France
Geheimnisvolle Tiefe
G.W. Pabst

Austrian Film Archive
Austrian Film Archive, 1999
Austria
Film ist Comics
Paola Caneppele
& Gunter Krenn
Austrian Film Archive, 1999
Austria
Halbnah
Thomas Koebner
Sondereinband, 1999
Germany
die kindfrau the eyebrow people & pearls louise in love
Die Kindfrau
Andrea Bramberger
Matthes & Seitz, 2000
Germany
The Eyebrow
Ron Cosio
Regan Books, 2000
United States
People and Pearls
Ki Hackney & Diana Edkins
HarperCollins, 2000
United States
Louise in Love
Mary Jo Bang
Grove Press, 2001
United States
decohair decohair . decohair
Art Deco Hair
Daniela Turudich
Streamline Press, 2003
United States
A Duo Voci
Julie Grossman et al
Syracuse University, 2003
United States
. Il vampiro nascosto
Sergio Arecco
Le Mani, 2003
Italy

lulu Here are a few examples of bookcovers which feature a Louise Brooks or Luluesque character. These artistic representations and photographic images are more than just coincedental look a-likes. Each of these renditions were modelled directly on the actress, and each of the books pictured relate to the actress.

Philip Jose Farmer valentina kiss of the vampire
Gods of Riverworld
Philip Jose Farmer
Putnam, 1983
United States
Valentina
Guido Crepax
NBM., 199?
United States
Kiss of the Vampire
Nancy Baker
Fawcett, 1995
United States
emphysema . femme fatale
Emphysema: (A Love Story)
Janet Munsil
Nuage Editions, 2000
Canada
. Femme Fatale
Serge Normant
Viking Press, 2001
United States

A page of book covers featuring Lulu in Hollywood, the Barry Paris biography, Louise Brooks: Portrait of an Anti-Star, and other books can also be found on the Louise Brooks Society website. This page includes an assortment of American and European editions. This second page of bookcovers can be found here.


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