Louise Brooks is one of the most popular silent film stars on the internet. She is the subject of more websites and more fan pages than just about any star of the 1920s. Additionally, there are dozens of pages (from all over the world) which feature or mention the actress. Despite her relatively brief career, Brooks' image and legacy have proven timeless. What follows is an annotated listing of selected web sites, fan pages, homages, discussion groups, film sites, etc . . . . If you have created a site, or if you know of other pages not included here, please notify the Louise Brooks Society via . The symbols pictured here are a content guide to the sites listed below.
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LOUISE BROOKS WEBSITES
Over the years, there have been more than a dozen full-fledged websites devoted to Louise Brooks. Some of these sites, unfortunately, have disappeared. (A few of them, including ones located in Australia and France, were quite substantial.) The websites listed below range from five or ten pages to more comprehensive undertakings. Each are well worth a visit or two.
-- excellent Italian website with articles, interviews, biographical and historical information, pictures and much more
--- unusual French website
--- long established site with film clips, a slideshow, articles, list of films, and links
--- French Canadian site with vintage reviews, articles, letters and more
--- Yahoo Group with images, files, links, and active message board
--- adjunct LBS website; related material on the life and times of the actress
--- the Pandora's Box script, Kenneth Tynan's profile, film info, a blog and more
--- Yahoo Group with images, links, polls, events calendar, and LBS mailing-list
--- fan sight with fun material - includes a recording of the theme song to Beggars of Life
--- website of the 2005 Louise Brooks festival in Richmond, Virginia
--- website of the Swiss musical
--- artistic tribute to the actress from Italy
LOUISE BROOKS FAN PAGES
Listed here are some of the more interesting fan pages devoted to Louise Brooks. Some are single page efforts - while others extend to two, three or more pages. Each are worth checking out.
SELECTED FILM SITES
There are numerous pages on film-related websites which feature Louise Brooks. Here are links to a few of these film sites. Each offers valuable, and in some cases unique, information or images.
--- extensive information on Brooks' films, biographical information, some images
--- plot summaries and reviews of Brooks' films, biographical sketch and more
--- plot summaries and reviews of selected films
--- biography, reviews of selected films
--- long illustrated page on the actress and her three European films
--- brief entry on the actress: links to pages on Brooks' films, references
--- extensive selection of portraits and film stills
OTHER RELATED WEBPAGES
Various webpages on various websites focus on Louise Brooks. Each of these pages (or groups of pages) are part of a larger non-film website. Here are a few of the more interesting examples. Each are excellent resources.
--- rare material on Brooks' days with Denishawn, illustrations from photoplay editions, local newspaper articles and more
--- Kansas newspaper articles; a site search will turn-up other site references
--- images of the Brooks' gravesite and comments from fans
--- informational page from a historic Cherryvale, Kansas hotel
--- community website, message board
The world wide web contains millions of pages, and terra-bytes of data. The Google search box can be used to perform keyword searches of the internet in general, or the Louise Brooks Society website in particular. Enter keywords - such as "Pandora's Box," "Cherryvale," or "Lulu" - and press the search button. A list of pages will be displayed, with best matches shown first.
Also well worth exploring is Google's Advanced Search page. There, individuals can search for pages written in specific languages (such as French, Polish or German), or search for instances of keywords in particular file formats (such as .pdf files). Two other adjunct search engines, Google Print (searches the full text of books) and Google Scholar (searches scholarly papers), will yield additional results. If you search far and wide, you will find that Louise Brooks turns up in some unexpected places.
Google, it seems, has the most comprehensive and robust search engine. However, other search engines have their supporters. Besides the scope of their indexing, the main difference in the various search engines seems to be in the way each returns search results. Interested individuals might also want to explore "Louise Brooks in Cyberspace" via Yahoo, or Alexa, or Ask Jeeves. It's a big web out there. Happy hunting!