Friday, February 23, 8pm
(G. W. Pabst, 1929, Germany, 110 minutes, 35mm)
Lulu (Louise Brooks), a sensual yet innocent showgirl, weaves a spell of sexual delirium that wrecks the lives of the men and women who fall in love with her. Ultimately a tragedy, the film follows her career and romantic exploits until her eventual destruction. Dramatizing the temptations of Berlin between the wars, Pandora’s Box is one of the classics of silent cinema. It also shaped the radiant on-screen persona of the legendary actress Louise Brooks. With her glossy black bobbed hair and glowing skin Brooks practically patented the “what have you done for me lately” look, becoming an icon of the 1920s.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Pandora's Box in Chicago
Mike Quintero sent word that Pandora's Box will be shown February 23rd at Northwestern University. The 1929 film, which stars Louise Brooks, will be screened with live musical accompaniment featuring Chicago jazz guitar virtuoso Andreas Kapsalis and his band. Here is what the film series website had to say about the film.
Copyright thomas gladysz / Louise Brooks Society
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is all the rage. So now might be a good time to look at Louise Brooks' connections with...
This is the third installment of an irregular series of posts highlighting "Louise Brooks art" - paintings, drawings, photogra...
A Louise Brooks nude like you've never seen.... because this is not Louise Brooks, just a badly photo-shopped image. Don't you thi...
Pamela Hutchinson / Silent London helped break the news that a previously unknown, 3 second fragment of technicolor film featuring Louise B...
As fans of Louise Brooks are likely well aware, Laura Moriarty's splendid 2012 novel, The Chaperone , has been made into a film with an...
Happy birthday to Louise Brooks, who was born on this day in Cherryvale, Kansas in 1906. Since today is a special day to all those who mi...