Re: Finally some actual Louise Brooks content...
- I do hope that New York festival does show the newly restored version
of DIARY. I encourage everyone to get the VHS & DVD copy of DIARY
from KINO ON VIDEO. You won't be disappointed.
P.S. Diana Serra Cary(Baby Peggy)is a pen-pal of mine. I've got the
schedule from the S.F. Silent Film Festival and she will be a guest,
as stated earlier. I've got to give her a call and ask her for some
pictures of the Castro Theater. I heard it's a beautiful theater.
--- In thenewcovenoflouisebrooks@y..., dasimperator <no_reply@y...>
> I cribbed this from my subscription to the Louise Brooks Societythe
> Greetings from the Louise Brooks Society,
> Though this is a somewhat brief newsletter, there are a number of
> noteworthy announcements contained below. Please read on . . . .
> "DIARY OF A LOST GIRL" TO BE SCREENED IN NYC THIS WEEKEND
> "Diary of a Lost Girl" (1929) will be screened at 6:30 pm at the
> American Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 36th
> Street,Astoria, NY, on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, 2002.
> "Diary" was directed by G.W. Pabst, the German director who helped
> make Brooks a star in Europe with his earlier film with Brooks,
> "Pandora's Box."
> I am not sure if the version to be shown at the American Museum of
> Moving Image will be the recently restored version screenedelsewhere,
> but I would guess so. More about this event can be found atSan
> "AMERICAN VENUS" TRAILER TO BE SHOWN IN SAN FRANCISCO
> The trailer to "American Venus" (1926), the second film in which
> Louise Brooks had a role, will be screened as part of a program of
> "lost films" at this year's San Francisco Silent Film Festival. The
> festival takes place July 13-14 at the historic Castro Theater in
> Francisco. "American Venus" - which centered on the 1925 MissAmerica
> contest and featured technicolor scenes - is considered a lostfilm.
> The trailer to the film is likely all that remains. The filmstarred
> Ford Sterling, Esther Ralston, Lawrence Gray, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.Brooks
> and Fay Lanphier (the then reigning Miss America). Footage of
> is included in the trailer.great
> I would encourage all to attend. (I will be there.) There is a
> line-up of silent films and special guests, including 1920's silentinformation
> film star "Baby Peggy" who will introduce one of her own films. For
> more on the festival, see http://www.silentfilm.org
> "PANDORA'S BOX" SET FOR DVD RELEASE IN ENGLAND ON JUNE 24th
> UK distributor Second Sight will release a newly restored version
> of "Pandora's Box" on DVD on June 24th. The disc will also include
> the hourlong documentary "Looking For Lulu." New English-language
> title cards have been created (there is also a German title card
> option). The film features musical accompaniment. For more
> on this English release, visitthe
> DENISHAWN TOUR SCHEDULE NOW ON LBS WEBSITE
> As a teenager, Louise Brooks danced in the Denishawn Dance Company -
> perhaps the leading American dance troupe of the first quarter of
> century. Brooks spent the 1922-1923 and 1923-1924 seasons withand
> Denishawn. The tour schedule for those two season is now on-line,
> can be found atappearances1.h
> 1922-1923 -
> 1923-1924 -
> I would encourage everyone to check out these pages and see if
> visited your home town. I would also like to encourage everyone whovisit
> might live in the many towns and cities visited by Denishawn to
> their local library to see if the local newspaper ran any articlesone
> about the visiting dance company. (Check within a day or two of any
> given date for an article or review.) I have started to check what
> newspapers I have access to and have already found what is likely
> of the earliest printed reference to the future actress.assisted
> anonymous. "Ruth St. Denis in Dances of Far East." New York Times,
> October 11, 1922.
> --- review of Selwyn Theatre performance; "Miss St. Denis was
> by Ted Shawn and the Denishawn dancers, notably Martha Graham andthe
> little Leonore Scheffer, as well as Betty May, May Lynn, Juliahttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/newsoflulu )
> Bennett, Louise Brooks, Pearl Wheeler, Charles Weidman and Paul
> This citation can be found on the bibliography devoted to Brooks'
> appearances as a dancer and showgirl, which is located at
> Should anyone dig up any vintage articles, please send a copy or
> to the Louise Brooks Society.
> NEWS OF LULU - ADJUNCT WEBSITE
> News of Lulu (located at
> is a Yahoo group/website which hosts this email newsletter. Pastnoted
> issues of "News of Lulu" can be found there, as well as an on-line
> calendar of Brooks' events and happening (such as the screenings
> above). There are also a few images, bookmarks, some interestingfiles
> and more. All are worth checking out.