Thursday, November 4, 2010

Love Em and Leave Em to screen in Rochester, NY

Love Em and Leave Em, the fast-paced 1926 romantic comedy featuring Louise Brooks, will be shown in the Dryden Theater at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York on Tuesday, November 16th at 8:00 pm. 

The GEH announcement states, "This early comedy features Louise Brooks and Evelyn Brent as the dueling Walsh sisters: Brent’s Mame is bookish and considerate, while Brooks’s Janie is a heartbreaking flapper whose morals extend so low as to snag her sister’s betrothed. Their relationship comes under even further trial as Janie finds herself in a financial hole from which only Mame’s sibling devotion can rescue her. Far ahead of its time in sexual politics, Love ’Em and Leave ’Em also exhibits one of Brooks’ rare onscreen dance routines. Live piano by Philip C. Carli."

The Dryden Theatre (where once Brooks herself used to watch films) is located at George Eastman House (900 East Avenue) in Rochester, New York. For further information, call 585.271.4090. A little more on this special event can be found at


  1. loving it... pun intended-
    and i will be there!

    vincent, in buffalo

  2. Most of the YouTube footage, including Brooks's Charleston, wasn't included in the print they screened at the Dryden. (Neither was the final shot of her in a Rolls-Royce.)

    Eastman House has two prints. While they wait for one to be digitized, they show the other -- their announcement for the film notwithstanding.

    It may be recalled that two Novembers ago they showed Diary of a Lost Girl and inadvertently skipped the rape sceen &c., because of "confusing" change-of-reel cues.



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