Thursday, March 15, 2012
Louise Brooks debuts in The Street of Forgotten Men
When The Street of Forgotten Men premiered at the Rivoli in New York City in July of 1925, Louise Brooks was dancing in the Summer Edition of the Follies at the nearby New Amsterdam theater. The film played two weeks, and reportedly took in $60,000 in admissions. That was during a time when ticket prices were well under one dollar. Here is the advertisement for that engagement.
Cinefest – the annual movie convention held in Syracuse, New York – is set to screen Herbert Brenon's The Street of Forgotten Men on Thursday, March 15th at 8:55 pm. This is a rare opportunity to see Louise Brooks in her very first screen role! It is an event not to be missed.
The Street of Forgotten Men opened in Syracuse in November, 1925 at the Eckels. The local pseudonymous film critic, the "Film Girl," writing in the Syracuse Herald, called the film gripping and a "remarkable production." Here is the advertisement for that engagement.
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...
Yes, it true. The Louise Brooks Society tweets. It's an easy and fun way to keep up with bits of news, mentions in the press, blogs,...
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...
Hooray. This PBS press release relays some good news from the Public Broadcasting System: San Diego, CA; May 16, 2017—PBS and MA...
This is the second installment of an irregular series of posts highlighting "Louise Brooks art" - paintings, drawings, photograp...