Saturday, September 19, 2015

Louise Brooks Society celebrates 20 years on the web #2

This Fall, the Louise Brooks Society celebrates 20 years on the web. Launched in 1995, the LBS was a pioneer among silent film websites, and it remains today the #1 source for all things Lulu. Here are a few links to some of the many articles about and mentioning the LBS.

Meddis, Sam Vincent. “Net: New and notable.” USA Today, May 23, 1996.
— “Silent-film buffs can get a taste of how a fan club from yesteryear plays on the Web. The Louise Brooks Society site includes interview, trivia and photos. It also draws an international audience.”

Roberson, Fontaine. “Flapper Has ‘Virtual’ Fan Club in Noe Valley.” Noe Valley Voice, September, 1997.
— article in San Francisco, California monthly

Silberman, Steve. “Fan Site Sparks Biopic.” Wired, April 10, 1998.
— article on Wired magazine website (additionally referenced online by Roger Ebert)


O’Connell, Pamela Licalzi. “Dreaming Celebrities and the Earth’s Eye Candy.” New York Times, August 29, 2002.
— “The Louise Brooks Society (www.pandorasbox.com) is an excellent homage to the art of the silent film as well as one of its most luminous stars.” – mention in New York newspaper

Dufour, Nicolas. “Louise Brooks, l’adoration perpétuelle.” Le Temps, December 23, 2004.
— referenced in French newspaper

Caloudas, Constantine. “Louise Bobs Her Hair.” Washington City Paper, July 22, 2005.
— referenced in Washington, D.C. weekly

Maltin, Leonard. “Links We Like: Louise Brooks Society.” Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy, August 1, 2005.
— “Not many sites of any kind can claim to be celebrating a tenth anniversary online, but that’s true of the Louise Brooks Society, devoted to the life and times of the magnetic silent-film star and latter-day memoirist. Thomas Gladysz has assembled a formidable amount of material on the actress and her era; there’s not only a lot to read and enjoy, but there’s a gift shop and even a ‘Radio Lulu’ function that allows you to listen to music of the 1920s. Wow!”


Matheson, Whitney. “Happy birthday, Louise!USA Today, November 14, 2006.
— “My favorite Louise Brooks site belongs to the Louise Brooks Society, a devoted group of fans that even keeps a blog. There, you can find just about everything about the actress: articles, filmography, photos, links and more.”

SiouxWire. “Interview: THOMAS GLADYSZ, founder of the LOUISE BROOKS Society.” SiouxWire, April 5, 2007.
— interview on website

Blackburn, Gavin. “Forgotten book by Margarete Boehme to be revived in US.” Deutsche Welle, November 3, 2010.
— mention in article on English-language German news site

K., A. “Stoletni dnevnik prostitutke, oče avtobiografskih izmišljotin?RTV Slovenia, November 4, 2010.
— mention in article on Slovenian news site

LaSalle, Mick. “Diary of a Lost Girl to be screened at main library.” San Francisco Chronicle, November 12, 2010.
— referenced in California newspaper

Rombeck, Terry. “A cut above: Local author’s novel generates national buzz.” Lawrence News-Tribune, June 10, 2012.
— referenced in Kansas newspaper

Toole, Michael T. “Reopening Pandora’s Box in San Francisco.” Film International, August 22, 2012.
— interview in film journal


Smurthwaite, Nick. “The Archive: Louise Brooks – something of an enigma.” The Stage, September 1, 2015.
— “One of the most luminous stars of the silent era, Louise Brooks has been all but erased from cinema history. Only a handful of movie buffs keep her memory alive, mostly through the 20-year-old Louise Brooks Society, whose aim is to honour the charismatic actor and stimulate interest in her life and work.” – mentioned in UK theater publication


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

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