A blog about an actress, a website, silent film, and the Jazz Age; and occasionally the state of Kansas, the Denishawn Dance Company, writer Frank Wedekind, his character Lulu, Weimar Germany, books, music, modern art, history, and other things sometimes only tangentially related to the heart of the matter, written on a regular basis by thomas gladysz.
The Original Lassie, surprise star of The Street of Forgotten Men
A dog named Lassie appeared in The Street of Forgotten Men (1925), the first film in which Louise Brooks had a role. This, of course, is not the Lassie of later film and television fame. Here's the story behind the original Lassie's once famous role in that sensational film.