Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Books for sale - Louise Brooks and the Jazz Age

Looking for something good to read? Want to learn more about Louise Brooks, silent film, or the Jazz Age? The Louise Brooks Society has a small number used books for sale of interest to the dedicated fan. These are titles found at used book stores and thrift shops. Some are hard to find, some less so. Each are in good to very good condition. First come, first served. To place an order via PayPal, please send to tgladysz AT pandorasboxDOTcom

Louise Brooks (hardcover, 1st edition)
by Barry Paris
-- A must read, the ultimate biography of Louise Brooks. This edition, with illustrations, was published in 1989. Purchase this item and receive a free copy of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2012 program with Louise Brooks on the cover (see below), as well as 2013 San Francisco Silent Film Festival program containing an essay on Prix de Beauté.

One copy available
$30.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)


Lulu in Hollywood (hardcover, 1st edition)
by Louise Brooks
-- Brooks' own collection of autobiographical essays. This edition, with a photo insert, was published in 1982. Introduction by William Shawn. Purchase this item and receive a free copy of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2012 program with Louise Brooks on the cover (see below), as well as the 2013 San Francisco Silent Film Festival program containing an essay on Prix de Beauté.


One copy available
$25.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)
 
Lulu in Hollywood (softcover)
by Louise Brooks
-- Brooks' own collection of autobiographical essays. This edition, with a photo insert, was published in paperback in the 1980s. Introduction by William Shawn.



A few copies available
$12.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)

Louise Brooks: Portrait of an Anti-Star (signed softcover)
edited by Roland Jaccard
-- scarce first book on the actress, contains writings by and about Louise Brooks and Lulu along with 90 illustrations, edited by the noted French film critic and novelist. This rare copy SIGNED by Roland Jaccard. Purchase this item and receive a free copy of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2012 program with Louise Brooks on the cover (see below), as well as the 2013 San Francisco Silent Film Festival program containing an essay on Prix de Beauté, and a copy of Photoplay Edition by Emil Petaja.



One copy available
$300.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)


The Lulu Plays and Other Sex Tragedies (softcover)
by Frank Wedekind
-- This volume, translated from the German by the noted English poet Stephen Spender, includes Earth Spirit, Pandora's Box, Death and the Devil, and Castle Wetterstein. Hard to find. Purchase this item and receive a free copy of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2012 program with Louise Brooks on the cover (see below).


One copy available
$25.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)


San Francisco Silent Film Festival (softcover)
2012 program
-- This illustrated 88-page program, with Louise Brooks on the cover, contains an illustrated 2-page essay on Pandora's Box by Thomas Gladysz. Purchase this item and receive a copy of the 2013 San Francisco Silent Film Festival program which contains an essay on Prix de Beauté.


A few copies available
$10.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)


The 1920s (hardcover)
by American Heritage
-- A nostalgic look back at the Jazz Age This special issue of American Heritage runs 112 pages and includes informative essays and many illustrations.



A few copies available
$12.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)


This Fabulous Century 1920-1930 (hardcover)
by Time-Life Books
-- A nostalgic look back at the Roaring Twenties. This 288 page book includes informative essays and lots of illustrations about the fashion, celebrities, culture, cars and crime of the era. Recommended. [Be the first to buy you'll also receive This Fabulous Century 1910-1920 for free.]


A few copies available
$15.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)


The 20's (softcover)
by Frederick J. Hoffman
-- A very interesting look at the literature and writing of the 1920s.




One copy available
$12.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)

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