Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Books For Sale - Louise Brooks and related interest

Looking for something good to read? Want to learn more about Louise Brooks and her films? The Louise Brooks Society has a small number of new & gently used books for sale of interest to the dedicated fan. Some are hard to find, some less so. Each are in very good or better condition. THE FOLLOWING LIST FEATURES A FEW NEW TITLES AND REDUCED PRICES. Your purchase helps support the LBS.
 
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Louise Brooks, the Persistent Star (softcover 1st edition)
by Thomas Gladysz
-- This 296 page book brings together 15 years work by the Director of the Louise Brooks Society. Gathered here are the author's best articles, essays, and blogs about the silent film star and her films—Beggars of Life, Pandora’s Box, and Diary of a Lost Girl—each are discussed, as are many other little known aspects of Brooks’ legendary career. With many rare illustrations.

AUTOGRAPHED copies available direct from the author @ $22.50 (includes shipping & handling within the USA). To place an order via PayPal, please send an email to louisebrookssociety AT gmailDOTcom
 
 
Or, buy the English-language edition from Amazon Australia | Brazil | Canada | France | Germany | India | Italy | Japan | Mexico | Netherlands | Poland | Singapore | Spain | Turkey | United Arab Emirates | United Kingdom
 
The English-language edition is also available from Open Trolley (Indonesia) and MightyApe (New Zealand)

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Beggars of Life: A Companion to the 1928 Film (softcover 1st edition)
by Thomas Gladysz 
-- This first ever study of Beggars of Life looks at the film Oscar-winning director William Wellman thought his finest silent movie. With more than 50 little seen images, tons of information, detailed credits, trivia, and a foreword by William Wellman, Jr. A must read for every fan. 
 
AUTOGRAPHED copies available direct from the author @ $13.50 (includes shipping & handling within the USA) / A very few copies signed by both Gladysz and William Wellman Jr. are also available @ $75.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA). To place an order via PayPal, please send an email to louisebrookssociety AT gmailDOTcom
 
Buy NEW from Amazon (USA) | Indiebound | Bookshop.org | Powells | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Larry Edmunds (Hollywood, CA) | George Eastman Museum (Rochester, NY)
 
Or, buy the English-language edition from Amazon Australia | Brazil | Canada | France | Germany | India | Italy | Japan | Mexico | Netherlands | Poland | Singapore | Spain | Turkey | United Arab Emirates | United Kingdom
 
The English-language edition is also available from Open Trolley (Indonesia) and MightyApe (New Zealand)  
 

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Now We're in the Air (softcover 1st edition)
by Thomas Gladysz
-- This companion to the once "lost" 1927 film tells the story of the film’s making, its reception, and its discovery by film preservationist Robert Byrne. With two rare fictionalizations of the movie story, more than 75 little seen images, detailed credits, trivia, and a foreword by Byrne. A must read for the discriminating fan. Your purchase helps support the LBS.

A few autographed copies available direct from the author @ $18.50 (includes shipping & handling within the USA) Sorry, sold out
 
Buy NEW from Amazon (USA) | Indiebound | Bookshop.org | Powells | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Larry Edmunds (Hollywood, CA) | George Eastman Museum (Rochester, NY)
 
Or, buy the English-language edition from Amazon Australia | Brazil | Canada | France | Germany | India | Italy | Japan | Mexico | Netherlands | Poland | Singapore | Spain | Turkey | United Arab Emirates | United Kingdom
 
The English-language edition is also available from Open Trolley (Indonesia) and MightyApe (New Zealand)

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The Diary of a Lost Girl Louise Brooks edition (softcover)
by Margarete Bohme (author) and Thomas Gladysz (editor)
-- The 1929 film, Diary of a Lost Girl, is based on a controversial and bestselling book first published in Germany in 1905. Though little known today, it was a literary sensation at the beginning of the 20th century. By the end of the 1920s, it had been translated into 14 languages and sold more than 1,200,000 copies - ranking it among the bestselling books of its time. Was it - as many believed - the real-life diary of a young woman forced by circumstance into a life of prostitution? Or a sensational and clever fake, one of the first novels of its kind? This contested work - a work of unusual historical significance as well as literary sophistication - inspired a sequel, a play, a parody, a score of imitators, and two silent films. The best remembered of these is the oft revived G.W. Pabst film starring Louise Brooks.

This corrected and annotated edition of the original English language translation brings this important book back into print after more than 100 years. It includes an introduction by Thomas Gladysz, Director of the Louise Brooks Society, detailing the book's remarkable history and relationship to the 1929 silent film. This special "Louise Brooks Edition" also includes more than three dozen vintage illustrations.
 
AUTOGRAPHED copies available direct from the author @ $25.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA) To place an order via PayPal, please send an email to louisebrookssociety AT gmailDOTcom
 
Buy NEW from Amazon (USA) | Indiebound | Bookshop.org | Powells | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Larry Edmunds (Hollywood, CA) | George Eastman Museum (Rochester, NY)
 
Or, buy the English-language edition from Amazon Australia | Brazil | Canada | France | Germany | India | Italy | Japan | Mexico | Netherlands | Poland | Singapore | Spain | Turkey | United Arab Emirates | United Kingdom
 
The English-language edition is also available from Open Trolley (Indonesia) and MightyApe (New Zealand)

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LIMITED SUPPLY, NEW LOWER PRICES

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Louise Brooks: Portrait of an Anti-Star (softcover 1st printing)
edited by Roland Jaccard
-- hard-to-find first book on the actress, contains writings by and about Louise Brooks and the Lulu character along with 90 illustrations, edited by the noted French film critic and writer. This scarce 1986 copy was AUTOGRAPHED in Paris by Roland Jaccard. Your purchase helps support the LBS. To place an order via PayPal, please send an email to louisebrookssociety AT gmailDOTcom
 
Only one autographed copy available
$200.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)

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The Chaperone (hardcover 1st edition)
by Laura Moriarty
-- The Chaperone is a captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922. The basis for the celebrated motion picture from PBS Masterpiece and the team that brought the world Downton Abbey. This first edition copy is AUTOGRAPHED by Laura Moriarty. Your purchase helps support the LBS (who supplied the cover image). To place an order via PayPal, please send an email to louisebrookssociety AT gmailDOTcom

Only one copy available
$50.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA) 
 
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Una acompañante en Nueva York (softcover, 1st printing)
by Laura Moriarty
-- The Spanish-language edition of The Chaperone, Laura Moriarty's captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922. The basis for the celebrated motion picture from PBS Masterpiece and the team that brought the world Downton Abbey. Your purchase helps support the LBS (who supplied the cover image). To place an order via PayPal, please send an email to louisebrookssociety AT gmailDOTcom

Only one copy available
$15.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)

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Lulu (softcover 1st edition)
by Samuel Bernstein
-- This engaging novel tells the story of the "the laughing girl with the black helmet of hair and the sexy bangs." A good read. These copies are in like new condition and are AUTOGRAPHED by the author. Your purchase helps support the LBS. To place an order via PayPal, please send an email to louisebrookssociety AT gmailDOTcom


A very few copies available
$12.50 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)

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Louise Brooks (hardcover 1st edition)
by Barry Paris
-- Simply put, a must read; the definitive biography of Louise Brooks and likely the best film biography every published. This hardback first edition, with illustrations, was published in 1989. Your purchase helps support the LBS. To place an order via PayPal, please send an email to louisebrookssociety AT gmailDOTcom


Only two copies available
$30.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)
 

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Lulu in Hollywood (hardcover 1st edition)
by Louise Brooks
-- Brooks' own collection of autobiographical essays. This hardback first edition, with a photo insert, was published in 1982. Introduction by William Shawn. Your purchase helps support the LBS. To place an order via PayPal, please send an email to louisebrookssociety AT gmailDOTcom


Only two copies available
$20.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)

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Lulu in Hollywood (softcover)
by Louise Brooks
-- Brooks' own collection of autobiographical essays. This edition, with a photo insert, was published in paperback in the 1980s. Introduction by William Shawn. These copies are in very good condition. Your purchase helps support the LBS. To place an order via PayPal, please send an email to louisebrookssociety AT gmailDOTcom


A few copies available
$10.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)
 
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The Show-Off  (hardback)
by William Almon Wolff
-- This hard-to-find novel is based on the acclaimed play by future Pulitzer Prize winner George Kelly, which was the basis of the 1926 Louise Brooks film of the same name. A delightful read. Scarce in dust-jacket, which is a little worn. 
 
Your purchase helps support the LBS. To place an order via PayPal, please send an email to louisebrookssociety AT gmailDOTcom

This book is accompanied by a Show-Off reproduction movie herald (pictured here) created by the Louise Brooks Society in 2006 during the Louise Brooks centennial. This reproduction herald resembles the vintage movie heralds given away during the 1920s. Only two copies of the book / herald set are available
$65.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)
 
 
 

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The Diary of a Lost One (hardback)
by Margarete Bohme
-- A vintage American hardback edition of The Diary of a Lost Girl, published by the Hudson Press in 1908. In good condition without dustjack (which is extremely rare). Your purchase helps support the LBS. To place an order via PayPal, please send an email to louisebrookssociety AT gmailDOTcom



Only one copy available
$65.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)

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The Canary Murder Case (hardback)
by S.S. van Dine

-- A photoplay edition of the classic mystery novel with stills from the 1929 William Powell / Louise Brooks film. In good condition, without the rare dustjacket. Your purchase helps support the LBS. To place an order via PayPal, please send an email to louisebrookssociety AT gmailDOTcom


Two copies available
$12.50 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)
 
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It Pays to Advertise
(hardback)
by Samuel Field
-- This book is a novelization of the famous stage play by Roi Cooper Megrue and Walter Hackett which served as the basis of the 1931 talkie of the same name which starred Norman Foster and Carole Lombard and which included a cameo by Louise Brooks. An uncommon title.

In good condition, without the rare dust jacket. Your purchase helps support the LBS. To place an order via PayPal, please send an email to louisebrookssociety AT gmailDOTcom 
 
Two copies available
$12.50 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)

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Il Guanto Rosso (softcover)
by Tadeusz Rozewicz
-- A scarce copy of this 2003 Italian collection of poems by the acclaimed Polish poet, with an image of Louise Brooks on the cover (images supplied by and credited to the LBS). Text in Polish and Italian. Your purchase helps support the LBS. To place an order via PayPal, please send an email to louisebrookssociety AT gmailDOTcom


Only one copy available
$25.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)
 
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Instantanee
(softcover)
by Osvaldo Guerrieri
-- The title of this 2009 Italian-language book translates as "snapshots." And that is what it is, a series of meditations / short essays on various cultural figures including Louise Brooks. A hard-to-find book. Your purchase helps support the LBS. To place an order via PayPal, please send an email to louisebrookssociety AT gmailDOTcom
 
 
 
One copy available.
$15.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)
 
 
 
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Pandoras Schätze: Erotikkonzeptionen in den Stummfilmen von G.W. Pabst
(softcover)
by Gerald Koll
-- Louise Brooks adorns the cover and is central to the text of this scarce 440 page, German-language study of the concept of eroticism in the films of director G. W. Pabst. This book contains chapters on both Pandora's Box and Diary of a Lost Girl which together run more than 110 pages. Includes illustrations. Published in 1998 by Diskurs Film Verlag. Your purchase helps support the LBS. To place an order via PayPal, please send an email to louisebrookssociety AT gmailDOTcom


Only one copy available
$50.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)
 
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Lulu
by Alban Berg

-- This pair of items includes the softcover libretto for Alban Berg's opera, Lulu. Printed in German in Austria by Universal Edition. Also included is this now scarce 1994 CD, featuring the Lulu Suite by Berg, with Louise Brooks on the cover. Your purchase helps support the LBS. To place an order via PayPal, please send an email to louisebrookssociety AT gmailDOTcom


Only one pair (book and CD) available
$30.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)

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