Sunday, September 19, 2010

Love em and Leave em

This battered publicity still from the 1926 Louise Brooks film, Love Em and Leave Em, is currently for sale on eBay. Its a charming image from what I think is one of Brooks' best American silent films.

This now rarely screened film will be shown at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum in Fremont, California on October 9th.

This delightful Frank Tuttle-directed film tells the story of two sisters - one good (Evelyn Brent) and one bad (Louise Brooks) - who share a boyfriend (Lawrence Gray) while both are employed at a department store. Trouble ensues. . . . 

According to my records, the last time Love Em and Leave Em was publicly screened in the Bay Area was on November 21, 2006 in the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Public Library. The first time is was screened in the Bay Area was at the California Theater in Pittsburg on December 14, 1926.


  1. man does she look like trouble in that picture, but the kind of trouble you WANT to get into, lol! i bet it goes for big $$$$$

  2. That's a fantastic photo. I love the expression on her face! Also, I agree with you that this was one of her best films -- thanks to you, I've seen it! I was laughing the entire way through, it's just great. :)


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