A blog about an actress, silent film, and the Jazz Age; with occasional posts about the Ziegfeld Follies, Denishawn, Frank Wedekind, Lulu, Hollywood and film history, as well as other locales, topics and times with reference to books, comix, music, art, fashion and history, written by Thomas Gladysz, Director of the LBS.
These two clippings tell a story I don't think has been previously reported -- of the time in 1929 when Louise Brooks almost signed a contract with the Pathe studio. (Are there any Pathe scholars out there with access to company records who might be able to track down a copy of this contract?)
Who knows how her career would have changed had she followed through with this opportunity?
Launched online in 1995, the Louise Brooks Society (www.pandorasbox.com) is a web archive and intl fan club devoted to the Jazz Age movie star known for her bobbed hair and role as Lulu in the classic silent film Pandora's Box. Brooks is also a character in the recently released film, The Chaperone, from PBS Masterpiece. This blog is authored by THOMAS GLADYSZ, Director of the LBS. Send announcements or material to share to the email address on the profile page.