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Twenty years is a long time to be on the internet…. The first media the website received was in May, 1996 when USA Today named the LBS a “Hot Site”, stating “Silent-film buffs can get a taste of how a fan club from yesteryear plays on the Web…. It also draws an international audience.” In 1996, the LBS was named one of the five best sites devoted to actresses by Net Directory, an English computer magazine. And in 1998, Wired ran a feature on the site, “Fan Site Sparks Biopic“.
Mosaic, the first web browser, recognized an early incarnation of the LBS by including it on its “What’s New” page on June 27, 1996. The LBS was similarly honored by Netscape, another early browser. The earliest archived LBS homepage, now part of the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, dates to April 11, 1997.
This site was also included in the Art & Music Pavilion of the Internet 1996 World Exposition, a “world’s fair for the information age”. The LBS has, as well, been named a “Celebrity Site of the Day” and “Hollywood Site of the Week”.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Louise Brooks Society is soliciting short essays from the actresses' many fans asking them to describe how and when they first came across Louise Brooks, and what the actress means to them. The length of the piece is up to the writer, with the only requirement being that it be detailed and individualized. Pieces that range from short anecdotes to full fledged compositions are welcome.
Selected submissions will be run here on the Louise Brooks Society blog, and the best piece (in the eyes of the LBS) will be awarded some Louise Brooks swag - like the just released KINO Diary of a Lost Girl Blu-ray bundled together with a signed copy of the Louise Brooks edition of The Diary of a Lost Girl (PandorasBox Press). The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2015 with the prize awarded later that month (before Christmas). Send submissions to LouiseBrooksSociety@gmail.com