Thursday, May 26, 2016

Beggars of Life - Comes the Revolution

Not the first, but one of the earliest mentions of Beggars of Life or any Louise Brooks film in a work of film history took place in 1943 with the publication A Pictorial History of the Movies, by Deems Taylor (who, incidentally, when he was working as a music critic in New York City in the early 1920 once reviewed a Denishawn performance and mentioned Brooks). This page from A Pictorial History of the Movies comes from the chapter "Comes the Revolution" concerning the coming of sound. The next page from the book pictures Al Jolson.

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