Monday, January 11, 2016

Are you a fan of Louise Brooks? Take the test.

Are you a fan of Louise Brooks? Are you a BIG fan of Louise Brooks? Take this quiz and find out. Give yourself a point in answer to "yes" for each part of each question. Record your number for each, and tally a total.

1) How many of the following films have you seen in a theater or at a festival?

The Street of Forgotten Men (1925)
It’s the Old Army Game (1926)
The Show-Off (1926)
Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em (1926)
A Girl in Every Port (1928)
Beggars of Life (1928)
Pandora’s Box (1929)
Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
Prix de Beauté (1930)

2) How many of the following films have you seen on VHS / DVD / Blu-ray or even LaserDisc?


It’s the Old Army Game (1926)
The Show-Off (1926)
Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em (1926)
A Girl in Every Port (1928)
Beggars of Life (1928)
The Canary Murder Case (1929)
Pandora’s Box (1929)
Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
Prix de Beauté (1930)
Windy Riley Goes Hollywood (1931)
God’s Gift to Women (1931)
Empty Saddles (1936)
Overland Stage Raiders (1938)

3) How many of the following documentary films have you seen?

Film Firsts: Louise Brooks (1960) – USA television short
Memories of Berlin: Twilight of Weimar Culture (1976)
Lulu in Berlin (1985)
Arena: Louise Brooks (1986) - UK television
Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu (1998)
E! Mysteries & Scandals: Louise Brooks (1999) – television

4) How many of the following books have you read? (Give yourself one bonus point if you own different editions of any book.)


Louise Brooks: Portrait of an Anti-Star, by Roland Jaccard
Lulu in Hollywood, by Louise Brooks
Louise Brooks, by Barry Paris
Louise Brooks: Lulu Forever, by Peter Cowie
Dear Stinkpot: Letters from Louise Brooks, by Jan Wahl

5) How many of the following books or plays have you read?


The Show-Off, by George Kelly
Beggars of Life, by Jim Tully
The Canary Murder Case, by S.S. van Dine
Pandora's Box, by Frank Wedekind
Diary of a Lost Girl, by Margarete Bohme

6) How many of the following have you done?


Bought a piece of vintage memorabilia
Attended an exhibit or event
Bought a postcard, photograph, or poster
Dressed-up or cut your hair like Louise Brooks
Collected articles on the actress

Visited a Louise Brooks website (within the last 3 months) not including Facebook

If you scored 26+ points, consider yourself devoted.

If you scored 25 points, consider yourself a BIG fan.

If you scored 15+ points, consider yourself a fan.

If your scored 14 or few points, time to get serious.

Bonus question: name the photographer
of this magazine portrait of Louise Brooks.

7) A few more bonus questions. Give yourself a point if. . . .

You have read The Parades Gone By by Kevin Brownlow.
You have read some other book about the history of silent film.
You have watched Kevin Brownlow's Hollywood documentary series more than once.
You have read a book about either Clara Bow or Colleen Moore.
You have watched a Clara Bow or Colleen Moore film.
 

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