Saturday, May 27, 2006

Quick LOC research notes

While in Washington D.C., I spent about 25 hours looking through microfilm. I went through dozens of reels, and found numerous film reviews and advertisements (including many on Louise Brooks' films of the 1930's), some articles and reviews of Denishawn performances, a few vintage and a few contemporary articles on the actress, and a bunch of material on the 1925 Miss America beauty contest. I returned home with more than three inches of photocopies - I spent more than $100.00 on photocopies. It was all worth it.

The material I looked through included microfilm of newspapers such as the 
Wichita Eagle, Rochester Times Union and Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (each important to Brooks' story), as well as the New York Morning TelegraphBrooklyn Daily Eagle, and Newark Star-Eagle. I also examined papers from Buffalo, Syracuse, and Albany, New York. As well as the Indianapolis NewsMinneapolis JournalDuluth News TribuneBirmingham Age Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer, Hartford Times, Boston Post and Baltimore News. And the Rocky Mountain News,Idaho Daily Statesman and Honolulu Star Bulletin. And Washington Star, Washington Times, and Washington Herald. And Montreal Daily Star (from Canada) and Neues Weiner Journal (from Vienna, Austria).

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