Saturday, June 19, 2010

Diary of a Lost Girl screens Sunday at BAM

Diary of a Lost Girl, the sensational 1929 Louise Brooks film, screens Sunday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. I had written about this special screening, which will feature live musical accompaniment, on my Louise Brooks column on

Today, V.A. Musetto gave it a short write-up in the New York Post. Musetto said,
The BAM Cinemafest wraps up Sunday night with 4:30 and 8 p.m. screenings of G.W. Pabst's silent "Diary of a Lost Girl'' (1929), with live music by the Irish rock collective 3epkano. It stars Louise  Brooks, the American girl with the the helmet of hair. She was dissatisfied with Hollywood and Hollywood with her when she went to Germany and made two silent classics, "Pandora's Box'' (1928) and "Diary of a Lost Girl'' with Pabst. She then traveled to Italy, where she starred in "Prix de Beaute'' (1930), a talkie directed by Augusto Gemina. Brooks returned briefly to Hollywood, retiring after making "Overland Stage Raiders'' (1938), with John Wayne. She spent her twilight years in Rochester, NY. She died in 1985, at age 79.
Of course, Brooks made Prix de Beaute (1930) in France, not Italy - though the film's director, spelled Augusto Genina, was Italian!

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