While I was in Rochester, I had the chance to visit a few sites of interest to fans of Louise Brooks. My thanks to Rochester resident Tim Moore who was my valued guide. All of the snapshots below were taken by myself, unless otherwise noted. Here are more of them, in no particular order.
|The curtain at the Dryden Theater, where I saw the Marion Davies' film "Show People," with musical accompaniment by|
the great Philip Carli. (Later we went out out drinks and a bite to eat.) Louise Brooks saw more than a few movies here.
|Inside the Dryden with my new friend Emily Freitag. What a treat it was to meet here after being internet friends for years!|
We sat in seats bearing plaques for James Card and his wife. (Photo by Tim Moore.)
|A plaque outside the Dryden honoring James Card, founding curator of film at the Eastman Museum|
(and Louise Brooks friend and champion).
|A selection of books in the Eastman Museum gift shop.|
|Inside another local restaurant with a wall honoring local hero Louise Brooks. (Photo by Tim Moore.)|
|The wall of honor (though oops the top left image is of Clara Bow)|
|My trusted guide Tim Moore. Few know as much about Brooks' time in Rochester as he does.|
|One afternoon, we had lunch at Starry Nights. Much earlier, it was a liqueur store where |
Louise Brooks may have got her gin. (Photo by Tim Moore.)