Sunday, December 29, 2002

RadioLulu is on the air

Began work on RadioLulu, a Louise Brooks-themed internet radio station. The station is hosted by live365.com  I opened an account at the host website, am converting songs to the mp3 format, and am creating a playlist. I need to come up with about three hours of programming, so I will need to scour my cd collection for appropriate material. I hope others will tune-in, as this station is going to cost me about ten dolars a month....

.... The Louise Brooks Society is proud to announce the launch of RadioLulu. This streaming internet radio station features music of the 1920's through the present day. (The majority of the music dates from the 1920's and 1930's.) A number of the songs featured on the station bear some connection to Louise Brooks, such as the Beggars of Life theme song, Brooks' favorite Gershwin tune, Somebody Loves Me, and later day tributes like OMD's Pandora's Box (It's a long, long way) and Soul Coughing's St. Louise Is Listening. Other music on the station includes recordings by Brooks' contemporaries and co-stars, such as actors Adolphe Menjou and Noah Berry, and torch singer Libby Holman. The station is hosted by Live 365.com. Additional music will be added in the future.

The entire contents from two issues of the Illustrierter Film-Kurier have been added to the LBS website. This German film periodical devoted each issue to a single film. Issue number 1020 was devoted to A Girl in Every Port, while issue number 1314 was devoted to The Canary Murder Case. Also, two pages (about Beggars of Life) from a vintage Paramount campaign book from France have also been added. And as well, a handful of citations from California newspapers have been added to the various film bibliographies. These citations - garnered from visits to regional libraries - include articles and reviews from the Pasadena Star-News, Fresno Bee, and two papers from San Diego - the San Diego Sun and San Diego Union

Wednesday, December 25, 2002

LBS get together in cyberspace

Happy Holidays from the Louise Brooks Society. A Louise Brooks Society virtual get together (in cyber space) is set for Sunday, December 29th at 5 pm (Pacific Standard Time). Please calculate your time zone accordingly. This get together / live chat session may last for an hour or so, depending on what happens. This meeting is an experiment of sorts with the technology.

The meeting will take place at the News of Lulu web site (an adjunct site to the LBS) which is located at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/newsoflulu/     Individuals and LBS members will need to sign in to Yahoo. Once there and signed in, click on the chat function on the left hand side of the page. Please bring comments, questions, etc..... If you have a web cam or mic, bring those as well and lets have fun.

Sunday, December 22, 2002

35 mm print needed

A film festival which contacted me had hoped to screen Beggars of Life but have been unable to come up with a 35mm print of the film. Their sources - which are very good and worldwide - have suggested that a 35mm print may not exist. Does anyone out there in cyber space have specific knowledge of the existence of a 35mm print of this film. (A 16mm print won't do the trick.) If so, please email the Louise Brooks Society . . . .

Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Detroit trip

I recently got back from Detroit, where I was visiting family. I took the time to visit the Detroit Public Library where I spent 6 hours looking through microfilm of the three major Detroit papers. I found newspaper reviews and / or articles for each of Louise Brooks' American films - The Street of Forgotten Men through The Canary Murder Case. (Didn't have time to get into the 1930's). Also found a review of the 1924 Denishawn appearance in Detroit, a bunch of movie ads, a few captioned photos, and an advertisement by a local jewelry store which pictured Brooks (a tie-in for Canary Murder Case). All together, a good haul.

Wanted to get over to the nearby Wayne State University library, but just didn't have the time. They have a Berlin newspaper from the 1920's, as well as the paper from Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Denishawn performed in Ann Arbor.) If any Louise Brooks Society member lives in the Detroit area and would consider a trip downtown, please contact me for details.

Sunday, December 15, 2002

Webpage updates

A handful of pages on the LBS website have been added or updated. Recently added to the site are scans of a vintage issue of the Illustrierter Film-Kurier and a French Campaign Book, as well as a page from the 1930 Census Document. Also recently revised are pages devoted to Life & Times and Cuban Matchboxes.
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