Saturday, August 31, 2002

LBS anniversary

In August of 2002, the Louise Brooks Society (www.pandorasbox.com) celebrates its seventh year online. And sometime this month, the website will also enjoy its 750,000th visitor.

Begun in 1995, the LBS has grown to become the largest, most popular and most comprehensive website devoted to any silent film star. (It is also one of the oldest silent film websites on the internet.) The site now contains more than 200 pages of material, and serves as home to the Louise Brooks Society - the world's first "virtual fan club." At last count, its approximately 1100 members hail from 43 countries on six continents.

In its seven year history, the LBS has been recommended by the Encyclopedia Brittanica's "Brittanica Internet Guide," featured on the Microsoft Network's "One Click Away," as well as being named an USA Today Hot Site, Open Directory Cool Site, Celebrity Site of the Day,  Hollywood Site of the Week, and Yahoo "Desert Island Pick." And just last month, in an article about Louise Brooks, the Stuttgarter Zeitung newspaper in Germany referred to the LBS website as "exemplary." [ See www.stuttgarter-zeitung.de/stz/page/detail.php/218213 ]

And as always, new material is added on an on-going basis. Look for more material in the coming weeks and months.

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