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Launched in 1995, the Louise Brooks Society was one of the very first websites devoted to silent film or a silent film star. Only a few pages at first, the LBS (www.pandorasbox.com) has grown, and so has its acclaim as a resource for fans of Louise Brooks and early cinema. The LBS has been referenced and cited in a handful of books, as well as in newspapers, magazines, and other publications (both print and web) from all over the world. Here is a select bibliography of articles about or referencing the LBS. (Updated March 2022)
WHAM @ 100_An Oral History_Ep 12_Not What I Planned, March 23, 2022.
-- mention on iHeart Radio podcast series
Cinematary, episode #359, July 9, 2021.
-- podcast episode devoted to Louise Brooks and Diary of a Lost Girl
Bible, Karie. Hollywood Kitchen, April 18, 2021.
-- appearance on an episode of this video blog about film world cooking
"Impressum." FilmPodium, April-May 2020.
-- acknowledgement in Zurich, Switzerland film program
Davis, Lon and Debra. CHASE! A Tribute to the Keystone Cop. BearManor Media, 2020.
-- "It is fitting, then, that one of the fairest modern assessments of the film is to be found on the Louise Brooks Society website, directed by the prolific Thomas Gladysz: “While remembered today as a Louise Brooks film,” Gladysz writes, "The Show-Off is really a vehicle for Ford Sterling, a comedian best remembered for his starring work as a member of the Keystone Kops."

Guilyard, Jeanine. "A Star is Reborn." La Voce, September 2019.
-- mention in full page article on Guido Crepax

Episode 509 - Louise Brooks segment, Positively Kansas, May 31, 2019.
-- appearance on KPTS-Channel 8, PBS television affiliate in Wichita, Kansas 

Williams, Tony. "Brooksie Revisited: Beggars of Life (1928) from Kino Lorber and Beggars of Life: A Companion to the 1928 Film by Thomas Gladysz." Film International, May 30, 2019.
-- film and book review

Garner, Jack. "Classic movie fans can soon binge on Louise Brooks film on PBS." Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, October 14, 2018.
-- "Meanwhile, if there exists a No. 1 fan and a No. 1 chronicler of Brooks, it's Thomas Gladysz, the founder and longtime champion of the Louise Brooks Society."

Brady, Tara. "Louise Brooks: ‘I was always late, but just too damn stunning for them to fire me’." Irish Times, June 2, 2018.
-- "She has super-fans. An online tribute site, the Louise Brooks Society, contains an extraordinary day-by-day chronology of her life."

"CMBA Profile: Louise Brooks Society," Classic Movie Blog Association. February 15, 2018.
-- about the Louise Brooks Society blog

Barrett, Michael. "Enjoying Life Silently: Film History in Shadow and Light." PopMatters, November 3, 2017.
-- review of Beggars of Life DVD release, "Brooks scholar Thomas Gladysz provides a very informative commentary on this excellent restoration."

Wilson, Andrew. "St. Marys author celebrated in book." Evening Leader, September 2, 2017.
-- article in St. Marys, Ohio newspaper; this piece was reprinted in the Wapakoneta Daily News (OH) on September 5, 2017.

Weissberg, Jay. "Now We're in the Air."  Pordenone / Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, 2017.
-- "Louise Brooks Society founder Thomas Gladysz found evidence that William Wellman was also attached at some point, which makes quite a bit of sense, but by June the studio revealed that the director for Now We’re in the Air would be Frank R. Strayer, a considerably lesser talent than the original three choices."

Jacobs, Christopher P. "Rare Louise Brooks classic now on Blu-ray." High Plains Reader, August 30, 2017.
-- review of Beggars of Life DVD release, "Bonus items include a pamphlet and two different audio commentaries, one with numerous interesting anecdotes by the director’s son William Wellman, Jr., and the other a more detailed historical and stylistic analysis by Louise Brooks expert Thomas Gladysz, who recently wrote a companion book to this film.... Gladysz... gives a very engaging and in-depth background on the film, plus plenty of details about Brooks and quotes from her own essays and letters. Both commentaries are excellent additions to the Blu-ray."

Cone, Nathan. "After Wings, Hollywood's Wellman Rode The Rails For Beggars Of Life." Texas Public Radio, August 16, 2017.
-- mentioned in review of Beggars of Life DVD release

Frumkes, Roy. "BEGGARS OF LIFE (KINO/Lorber)." Films in Review, August 9, 2017.
-- -- review of Beggars of Life DVD release, "The recently recorded score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra is often lovely and rarely distracting, and there are two commentaries, one favoring Ms. Brooks (by the founding director of the Louise Brooks Society) and another by William Wellman Jr. for balance."

King, Susan. "The Eternal Louise Brooks." American Cinematheque blog, May 17, 2017.
-- dual interview with Thomas Gladysz and Cari Beauchamp

Vlessing, Etan. "David Shepard, Silent Film Preservation Giant, Dies at 76." Hollywood Reporter, February 1, 2017.
-- "'Shepard has done as much as anyone to both preserve and promote our film heritage, especially the silent era,' Thomas Gladysz, founder and director of the Louise Brooks Society, said in a statement." 
Williams, Claire Inayat. "Silents in Review: San Francisco Silent Film Festival." The Silent Film Quarterly, Fall 2016.

Tanner, Becky. "Wichita’s silent movie star is subject of upcoming documentary." Wichita Eagle, April 3, 2016.
-- "Even today, Brooks has a devout following that includes the Louise Brooks Society, which promotes her life as a star and dancer." -- referenced in Kansas newspaper
CatholicSaintsGuy. "The Divine Miss Brooks." February 18, 2016.
-- Catholic apologist blog

Jacobs, Christopher P. "Cult star Louise Brooks: classic late German silent now on Blu-ray." High Plains Reader, December 12, 2015.
-- review of Diary of a Lost Girl DVD release, "There are only a few bonus features, the most interesting being an informative audio commentary by writer and Louise Brooks Society director Thomas Gladysz."

Mack, Megan. "Connections: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Louise Brooks." WXXI, December 2, 2015. (Rochester, NY NPR)
-- hour long program with film critic Jack Garner, documentary filmmaker Charlotte Siller, and Thomas Gladysz, director of the Louise Brooks Society

Barrett, Michael. "Lost Girl and Phantom Got Those Silent Upgrade Blu's." PopMatters, November 10, 2015.
-- review of Diary of a Lost Girl DVD release, "A new extra is an informative commentary by historian Thomas Gladysz, who states that...."

Schaefer,  Stephen. "Style icon still stylish." Boston Herald, November 3, 2015.
-- review of Diary of a Lost Girl DVD release, "In this masterful restoration, from archival 35 mm elements, Diary benefits from an incisive commentary by the director of the Louise Brooks Society Thomas Gladysz."
"Screening at Video Wave." Noe Valley Voice, November 2015.

Hartman, Matthew. "Diary of a Lost Girl." High Def Digest, October 20, 2015.
-- review of Diary of a Lost Girl DVD release, "Director of the Louise Brooks Society, Thomas Gladysz provides an interesting look at the film, discussing the style of the film, it's reception as well as some of the production details that are known about the film. A solid listen, especially if you're at all interested in learning more about Brooks herself."

Hinrichs, Matt. "Diary of a Lost Girl." DVD Talk, October 20, 2015.
-- review of Diary of a Lost Girl DVD release, "The disc includes a feature-length Audio Commentary from scholar Thomas Gladysz, director of the long-standing website The Louise Brooks Society. This was a good, informative track revealing lots of interesting tidbits about the production, the lives of the other actors seen on screen, and Brooks' own recollections on the making of the film."

Garner, Jack. "Louise Brooks' DVD release." Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, October 16, 2015.
-- review of Diary of a Lost Girl DVD release, "This new release also benefits from a well-researched and often-fascinating commentary track by Thomas Gladysz, director of the Louise Brooks Society."
Neibaur, James L. DVD Review: "Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)." Milwaukee Examiner, October 12, 2015.
-- "The insightful audio commentary by Thomas Gladysz offers a wealth of fascinating information about the movie and about Ms. Brooks (Gladysz is director of the Louise Brooks Society)."

Smurthwaite, Nick. "The Archive: Louise Brooks – something of an enigma." The Stage, September 1, 2015.
-- "One of the most luminous stars of the silent era, Louise Brooks has been all but erased from cinema history. Only a handful of movie buffs keep her memory alive, mostly through the 20-year-old Louise Brooks Society, whose aim is to honour the charismatic actor and stimulate interest in her life and work." -- referenced in UK trade publication
Marcus, Greil. "Where the Song Leaves You." BarnesandNobleReview, January 19, 2015.
-- a 2012 LBS blog about Bruce Conner and Louise Brooks is singled out by the well known critic

De Jesus, Janice. "Orinda author turns fascination into novel." San Jose Mercury News, February 26, 2014.
-- referenced in California newspaper; this syndicated piece also appeared in the Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, Hayward Daily Review and elsewhere

Fancher, Lou. "An Orinda Author's Obsession." Lamorinda Weekly, February 26, 2014.
-- referenced in weekly California paper

Rombeck, Terry. "A cut above: Local author’s novel generates national buzz." Lawrence News-Tribune, June 10, 2012.
-- referenced in Kansas newspaper
"Highlights." Cobb Life, November 2012.
-- referenced in local interest magazine serving Cobb County, Georgia

Toole, Michael T. "Reopening Pandora’s Box in San Francisco." Film International, August 22, 2012.
-- interview

Fox, Michael. "Notes from the Underground." SF360, January 5, 2011.
-- brief mention on blog of
San Francisco Film Society

LaSalle, Mick. "Diary of a Lost Girl to be screened at main library." San Francisco Chronicle, November 12, 2010.
-- referenced in California newspaper

K., A. "Stoletni dnevnik prostitutke, oče avtobiografskih izmišljotin?" RTV Slovenia, November 4, 2010.
-- article on Slovenian news site

Blackburn, Gavin. "Forgotten book by Margarete Boehme to be revived in US." Deutsche Welle, November 3, 2010.
-- article on English-language German news site

Garner, Jack. "Get hard-to-find films on custom DVD's." Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, September 10, 2010.
-- "But it's not everyday that a 1929 film generates a reissue of a book, yet that's the case with Margarete Bohme's The Diary of a Lost Girl, which was originally published in 1905. The surprising reissue in 2010 is the brainchild of Thomas Gladysz, a San Francisco journalist and director of the Louise Brooks Society."

Couch, Christina. "Silent films get a new life online, but not everybody’s celebrating." Time Out Chicago, August 25, 2010.
-- mention in article on Louise Brooks, Pandora's Box, and the internet
"New Diary of a Lost Girl." Noe Valley Voice, July / August 2010. 
-- short article

"Louise Brooks."  KRPS, November 2009. (Pittsburg, Kansas NPR)
-- program about the actress with Thomas Gladysz, director of the Louise Brooks Society

Stinnett, Chuck. "Louise Brooks had beauty that was decades ahead of its time." The Gleaner, September 22, 2009.
-- "Eighty years after her stardom and 14 years after her death, Brooks remains a focus of remarkable interest. A fan group, the Louise Brooks Society, claims 1,500 members in 50 countries. Its Web site, PandorasBox.com (named for her most acclaimed film), is "the largest and most comprehensive Web site in the world devoted to any silent film star," according to society director Thomas Gladysz, a San Francisco bookseller and arts writer." - mention in Henderson, Kentucky newspaper

SiouxWire. "Interview: THOMAS GLADYSZ, founder of the LOUISE BROOKS Society." SiouxWire, April 5, 2007.
-- interview on website 

Matheson, Whitney. "Happy birthday, Louise!" USA Today, November 14, 2006.
-- "My favorite Louise Brooks site belongs to the Louise Brooks Society, a devoted group of fans that even keeps a blog. There, you can find just about everything about the actress: articles, filmography, photos, links and more." 
"Louise Brooks Expert Speaks at Silent Film Fest." Noe Valley Voice, July / August 2006. 
-- short article

Maltin, Leonard. "Links We Like: Louise Brooks Society." Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy, August 1, 2005.
-- "Not many sites of any kind can claim to be celebrating a tenth anniversary online, but that’s true of the Louise Brooks Society, devoted to the life and times of the magnetic silent-film star and latter-day memoirist. Thomas Gladysz has assembled a formidable amount of material on the actress and her era; there’s not only a lot to read and enjoy, but there’s a gift shop and even a 'Radio Lulu' function that allows you to listen to music of the 1920s. Wow!"

Caloudas, Constantine. "Louise Bobs Her Hair." Washington City Paper, July 22, 2005.
-- referenced in Washington, D.C. weekly

Melton, Wayne. "That '20s Girl: Lulupalooza celebrates the work of a screen goddess." Style Weekly, July 20, 2005.
-- referenced in Richmond, Virginia weekly

Dufour, Nicolas. "Louise Brooks, l'adoration perpétuelle." Le Temps, December 23, 2004.
--- referenced in French newspaper 

Blackberry Cat. "Louise Brooks: Actress and Writer." BBC, November 12, 2004.
-- mention on English news site

Watson, Dave. "Basking in the Glow of On-Line Info Flow." Straight.com, July 15, 2004.
--- "She's not well-known anymore, but Louise Brooks was one of the biggest stars of silent and early-sound cinema. Naturally, there's a home for her fans on the Net (www.pandorasbox.com), but the site also has a lot of incidental information about that era of moviemaking as well."

Pattenden, Mike. "An era of glamour." London Sunday Times, April 27, 2003.
-- "With her sculpted dark bob and rebellious lifestyle, Louise Brooks was perhaps the ultimate flapper icon. A screen star to rank with Bacall and Hepburn, Brooks' career straddled the silent era and early talkies. She bucked the system to make movies in Europe, notably Pandora's Box, which lends its name to www.pandorasbox.com, dedicated to her remarkable life and including some of her more risque poses - a reminder that the 1920s were as much about sex and style as any era since." - write-up in London newspaper 

O'Connell, Pamela Licalzi. "Online Diary." New York Times, August 29, 2002.
-- "The Louise Brooks Society (www.pandorasbox.com) is an excellent homage to the art of the silent film as well as one of its most luminous stars."

L.A. Tarone. "Web site for former Rolling Stone Brian Jones makes no sense." Stand-Speaker, August 18, 2002.
-- "I am a member of the ...Louise Brooks Society." - referenced in Hazelton, Pennsylvania newspaper column

l., tk. "Ins Netz gegangen Pandora Brooks." Stuttgarter Zeitung, July 14, 2002.
-- mention in newspaper from Stuttgart, Germany
Philpot, Robert. "Film's first ladies." Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 13, 2002.
-- referenced in Texas newspaper

Anderson, Jeffrey M. "Thirteen great film sites." San Francisco Examiner, November 29, 2001.
-- "This San Francisco-run site pays tribute to one of the greatest and most under-appreciated stars of all time, Louise Brooks, who played numerous bit parts and starred in only two films during the silent era. It contains tons of info, pictures and history." - short write-up in California newspaper

Douglas, John. "Online with you." Grand Rapids Press, March 26, 2001.
-- "There has never been a more interesting actress in the history of movies or a more beautiful woman than Louise Brooks, who made a name for herself in American and German films. This Web site at www.pandorasbox.com, created by The Louise Brooks Society, is crammed full of photos of the lady with the page boy bob. It also has biographical material and still shots from her movies plus posters and links to other Brooks sites. It also tells which of her films are available on video and DVD." - mention in Michigan newspaper

Garner, Jack. "Movie buffs can find trivia, reviews online." Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, September 12, 2000.
-- "A fine example of a fan page, a thoughtful, artful site devoted to the life and times of a fabled silent movie legend, with rare articles from the '20s and superb photos." - mention in New York newspaper (this piece was also syndicated to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Nashville Tennessean, Louisville Courier-Journal, Shreveport Louisiana Times, Asbury Park Press, Sioux Falls Argus-Leader, and and numerous other newspapers around the United States including USA Today)
Patrick, Nikki. "PSU's Axe Library offers 'well-rounded' services." Morning Sun, April 25, 2000.
-- mention in newspaper from Pittsburg, KS: "Special Collections is online, and Walter said it has brought a great deal of attention to southeast Kansas and the university. 'It's amazing how many people search the web and get PSU Special Collections,' he said. 'Special Collections has some online material about Louise Brooks, an actress from southeast Kansas, and a Louise Brooks society has awarded us a special citation for it'."

Forestier, Katherine. "Private Icon." South China Morning Post, December 1, 1999.
-- "The voiceless Internet has been the perfect medium for reviving the image of one of the greatest icons of the silent movie era. Louise Brooks, with her trademark raven 'helmet' hair style, adorns many a Web site. The renewed interest in her, fueled by the cyberspace Louise Brooks Society, prompted Turner Classic Movies to fund the television profile Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu (World, 10 pm)."

Malcolm, Derek. "GW Pabst: Pandora's Box." Guardian Unlimited. July 22, 1999.
-- referenced on English newspaper website

anonymous. "Fan Site Profiles." bLink. February, 1999.
--- article in magazine for Earthlink subscribers

Orr, Steve. "Y2K bug has begun to nibble." Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, January 10, 1999.
-- "Amid a host of online tributes, the most impressive by far is the site created by the San Francisco-based Louise Brooks Society.... the site still is wonderful." - mention in New York newspaper

Panti, Fabio. "Archivi in Rete." MediaMente, December 28, 1998.
-- "Ad esempio per chi fosse amante del cinema, ecco The Louise Brooks Society che ci riporta all'epoca d'oro dei film muti americani. Il sito è una sorta di fan club virtuale. A parte gli articoli di giornali e riviste la cui ricchezza e' valsa al sito il premio dell'Istituto del Nord Caroline per l'arte cinematografica, possiamo trovare cartoline d'epoca, locandine, spartiti musicali, foto, il tutto raccolto grazie alla curiosità personale di Thomas Gladysz che ne fa, invitando tutti i navigatori ad aiutarlo, un archivio digitale quasi senza volerlo." - brief write-up on Italian website

"Mysteries and Scandals : Louise Brooks." E! Entertainment, 1998.
-- included in episode on cable TV program shown around the world

anonymous. "NetWatch." Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 5, 1998.
--- mentioned as part of "Sites in the news today" in Atlanta, Georgia newspaper

Evenson, Laura. "Lovely Lulu Lives Again." San Francisco Chronicle, May 3, 1998.
-- feature article in California newspaper (alternative archive link)

Bentley, Rick. "Ahead of Her Time." Fresno Bee, April 30, 1998.
-- article in Fresno, California newspaper - "Internet users have embraced the actress for years. Web pages and various sites have dealt with this actress, whose fame started in the silent films era and exploded in the information age. Her career and her life off the set have become a source of interest unparalleled by many other film stars. And those bits and bytes of information were a catalyst for this TV special."

Farrant, Darrin. "On the Web." Melbourne Age, April 16, 1998.
-- "The Louise Brooks Society has an exhaustive web site about this fascinating siren." - mention in Australian newspaper

Silberman, Steve. "Fan Site Sparks Biopic." Wired News, April 10, 1998.
-- article on Wired magazine website

Roberson, Fontaine. "Flapper Has 'Virtual' Fan Club in Noe Valley." Noe Valley Voice, September, 1997.
-- article in San Francisco, California monthly

C. J., "NB." Times Literary Supplement, March 14, 1997.
-- referenced in English literary journal

anonymous. Net Directory, issue 7, 1996.
-- named one of five best sites devoted to actresses in English computer magazine

Meddis, Sam Vincent. "Net: New and notable." USA Today, May 23, 1996.
-- "Silent-film buffs can get a taste of how a fan club from yesteryear plays on the Web. The Louise Brooks Society site includes interview, trivia and photos. It also draws an international audience."(this piece was syndicated to various newspapers, including Florida Today)

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