Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Smore pics of LB at the SFPL

Here are a few more snapshots of the Louise Brooks / "Diary of a Lost Girl, from book to film" display at the San Francisco Public Library. This small display can be found on the fourth floor.

As was mentioned in yesterday's blog, I will be speaking about my new "Louise Brooks edition" of The Diary of a Lost Girl in the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Public Library on LB's birthday - Sunday, November 14th at 1 pm.

The event is co-sponsored by the Art, Music, and Recreation Center of the SFPL and the Louise Brooks Society. My thanx go out to Gretchen Good, Maureen Russell and the other SFPL librarians who have been so very helpful in setting up this event and these promotional displays.

I hope to see some of you there. If you haven't already gotten a copy of The Diary of a Lost Girl, its available through as well as other online retailers.Yesterday, I spent some time updating the informational pages on the book at There, you can find information about other events as well places where it can be purchased.

Praise for the new edition of THE DIARY OF A LOST GIRL

"Gladysz provides an authoritative series of essays that tell us about the author, the notoriety of her work (which was first published in 1905), and its translation to the screen. Production stills, advertisements, and other ephemera illustrate these introductory chapters. In today’s parlance this would be called a 'movie tie-in edition,' but that seems a rather glib way to describe yet another privately published work that reveals an enormous amount of research — and passion." -- Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy

"Thomas Gladysz is the leading authority on all matters pertaining to the legendary Louise Brooks. We owe him a debt of gratitude for bringing the groundbreaking novel, The Diary of a Lost Girl - the basis of Miss Brooks's classic 1929 film - back from obscurity. It remains a fascinating work." -- Lon Davis, author of Silent Lives

"Read today, it's a fascinating time-trip back to another age, and yet remains compelling. As a bonus, Gladysz richly illustrates the text with stills of Brooks from the famous film." -- Jack Garner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

"Long relegated to the shadows, Margarete Bohme's 1905 novel, The Diary of a Lost Girl has at last made a triumphant return. In reissuing the rare 1907 English translation of Bohme's German text, Thomas Gladysz makes an important contribution to film history, literature, and, in as much as Bohme told her tale with much detail and background contemporary to the day, sociology and history. He gives us the original novel, his informative introduction, and many beautiful and rare illustrations. This reissue is long overdue, and in all ways it is a volume of uncommon merit."  -- Richard Buller, author of A Beautiful Fairy Tale: The Life of Actress Lois Moran

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for doing well by Thymian!

    Speaking of library displays, "Looking for Lulu", on VHS, is among a group of documentaries currently singled out in the A/V room at the Rochester (N.Y.) Public Library.

    P.S. The Canary has alighted at ... A text-only link at the top of MSNBC's politics page that said "Try on fall's flapper cl[unreadable] trend" caught my eye.

    "Lulu Frost Earrings, $325"! Cheep!


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