|An early VHS copy of Pandora's Box|
from a time when this was the only
way to see a Louise Brooks' film
|A first edition copy of the Barry Paris|
biography of Louise Brooks
|LBS director Thomas Gladysz and |
Academy Award honoree Kevin Brownlow
|At the San Francisco Public Library exhibit|
I have always been the scholarly type, and always thought that I wanted the Louise Brooks Society to be more than just a fan club. I wanted to do something. I see the mission of the society as one of honoring the actress by stimulating interest in her life and films. To that end, I have compiled bibliographies on the actress and her films which if printed out would run hundreds of pages. I have also written a couple of hundred articles and a couple of thousand blogs about Louise Brooks. In 2010, I wrote the introduction and edited the of Diary of a Lost Girl, the once controversial novel that was the basis for the 1929 film. Co-published by the Louise Brooks Society, it was this significant book's first English publication in more than 100 years. Recently, I provided the audio commentary for the new Kino Lorber DVD & Blu-ray of Diary of a Lost Girl.
|With English fan Meredith Lawrence (left)|
|Signing books at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum|
|Barry Paris inscribed this copy of his biography: "For Thomas -- |
who resurrected me & LB the way Tynan did in The New Yorker!"