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Louise Brooks, the Persistent Star
by Thomas Gladysz




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Louise Brooks, the Persistent Star brings together 15 years work by Thomas Gladysz, the Director of the Louise Brooks Society. Gathered here are a selection of his articles, essays, and blogs about the silent film star. The actress' best known films--Beggars of Life, Pandora's Box, and Diary of a Lost Girl--are discussed, as are many other little known aspects of Brooks' legendary career. These pieces range from the local ("Louise Brooks, at the corner of Brooklyn Avenue and 16th Street") to the worldly ("Making Personas: Transnational Film Stardom in Modern Japan"), from the provocative ("A Girl in Every Port The Birth of Lulu?") to the poignant ("Homage to George W. Lighton of Kentucky, idealistic silent film buff who perished in the Spanish Civil War"), from the quirky ("Louise Brooks' First Television Broadcast") to the surprising ("A Lost Girl, a Fake Diary, and a Forgotten Author"). Also included are related interviews with actor Paul McGann, singer- songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and novelist Laura Moriarty, author of The Chaperone.... with dozens of illustrations.

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Overview

Louise Brooks, the Persistent Star brings together 15 years work by Thomas Gladysz, the Director of the Louise Brooks Society. Gathered here are a selection of his articles, essays, and blogs about the silent film star. The actress' best known films--Beggars of Life, Pandora's Box, and Diary of a Lost Girl--are discussed, as are many other little known aspects of Brooks' legendary career. These pieces range from the local ("Louise Brooks, at the corner of Brooklyn Avenue and 16th Street") to the worldly ("Making Personas: Transnational Film Stardom in Modern Japan"), from the provocative ("A Girl in Every Port The Birth of Lulu?") to the poignant ("Homage to George W. Lighton of Kentucky, idealistic silent film buff who perished in the Spanish Civil War"), from the quirky ("Louise Brooks' First Television Broadcast") to the surprising ("A Lost Girl, a Fake Diary, and a Forgotten Author"). Also included are related interviews with actor Paul McGann, singer- songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and novelist Laura Moriarty, author of The Chaperone.... with dozens of illustrations.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780692151020
  • ISBN-10: 0692151028
  • Publisher: Pandorasbox Press
  • Publish Date: July 2018
  • Page Count: 296
  • Dimensions: 9.61 x 6.69 x 0.62 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


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