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    This month - November 2006 - is shaping up to be a truly remarkable month for Louise Brooks. The world celebrates the actress, who was born on November 14,
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      This month - November 2006 - is shaping up to be a truly remarkable
      month for Louise Brooks. The world celebrates the actress, who was
      born on November 14, 1906 in the small town of Cherryvale, Kansas.
      There are screenings and film festivals taking place across the United
      States and Europe. There are two new books being published. There are
      two DVD's being released. There are two exhibitions devoted to the
      actress. And there are other events and happenings taking place which
      celebrate the life and legend of Lulu.

      Thru November 21, 2006: The Verlag Filmarchiv Austria is sponsoring a
      multi-film tribute - "Louise Brooks - Tribute zum 100. Geburtstag" -
      at the Metrokino in Vienna, Austria. /// More info at
      http://www.filmarchiv.at/

      Thru November 26, 2006: The Silent Theater company has extended their
      stage production of "Lulu" (the Wedekind play done as a silent film a
      la Louise Brooks in "Pandora's Box"). Performances run Thursdays
      through Sundays through the end of the month at the Victoria Theater
      in San Francisco. November will be the last month to see this play in
      the City by the Bay, where it has enjoyed a widely acclaimed
      three-month run. /// More info at http://www.victoriatheatre.org/

      Thru January 5, 2007: "Homage to Lulu: 100 Years of Louise Brooks" -
      an exhibit sponsored by the Louise Brooks Society - is on display at
      the San Francisco Public Library. /// More info at
      http://sfpl4.sfpl.org/news/exhibitions.htm

      November 5, 2006: The Three Rivers Film Festival in Pittsburgh,
      Pennsylvania screens "Pandora's Box" (1929) at the Regent Square
      Theater. Pianist Philip Carli will provide live piano accompaniment,
      and Louise Brooks biographer Barry Paris will introduce the film.

      November 5, 2006: Bristol Silents in Bristol, England will screen the
      silent version of "Prix de Beauté" (1930). Before hand, there will be
      an onstage conversation between Paul McGann and Kevin Brownlow, who
      promises to show never before seen color home movie footage of Louise
      Brooks from the 1960s! More info at http://www.bristolsilents.org.uk/

      November 6, 2006: The seldom seen comedy, "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em"
      (1926) will be shown at the Museum of the City of New York. This
      special event is sponsored by the Silent Clowns Film Series. More info
      at http://www.silentclowns.com/nowshowing.html

      November 6, 2006: The G.W. Pabst film, "Diary of a Lost Girl" (1929),
      will be shown at Free Library of Philadelphia at 2 pm. More info at
      http://www.library.phila.gov/index.htm

      November 7, 2006: Peter Cowie's new book, "Louise Brooks: Lulu
      Forever" is due in bookstores. Events with the author are planned in
      select cities across the United States. More info at
      http://rizzoliusa.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780847828661

      November 7, 2006: "A Girl in Every Port" (1928) will be shown at the
      George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. Philip C. Carli will
      provide live piano accompaniment. /// More info at
      http://dryden.eastmanhouse.org/wordpress/films/a-girl-in-every-port/

      November 8, 9, 10, 2006: Reportedly, the Slovenska kinoteka - a film
      archive located in Ljubljana, Slovenia - will celebrate the Louise
      Brooks centenary with a series of screenings. Further details have not
      been confirmed. Any Slovenian fans out there planning to attend?

      Nov. 11, 2006 through February 18, 2007: "Hollywood Lost: The Power of
      Louise Brooks" will be on exhibit at the George Eastman House in
      Rochester, New York. /// More info at
      http://www.eastmanhouse.org/exhibits/container_56/index.php

      November 11, 2006: Peter Cowie will give introductory remarks prior to
      the screening of "Pandora's Box" (1929) at the Smith Rafael Film
      Center in San Rafael, California. Afterwords, Cowie will sign copies
      of "Louise Brooks: Lulu Forever." /// More info at
      http://cafilm.org/films/692.html

      November 12, 2006: The Wichita Public Library will screen two Louise
      Brooks films as part of it's "Louise Brooks Centennial Birthday Bash"
      at the Central Library. Festivities start at 2:00 pm. /// More info
      at
      http://events.publicbroadcasting.net/kmuw/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&eventID=468251

      November 12, 2006: Peter Cowie will give a short talk as part of
      "Celebrating Louise Brooks: An Evening of Rare Films" at the Balboa
      Theater in San Francisco, California. This event starts at 7:30 pm.
      Special guests, door prizes, Louise Brooks give aways and more will
      round out the evening. Afterwards, Cowie will sign copies of "Louise
      Brooks: Lulu Forever." This special event co-sponsored by The
      Booksmith and the Louise Brooks Society. /// More info at
      http://www.balboamovies.com/news/index.html#louise

      November 13, 2006: Around this date, the Verlag Filmarchiv Austria
      will publish "Louise Brooks. Rebellin, Ikone, Legende" by Günter Krenn
      and Karin Moser. /// More info at
      http://www.filmarchiv.at/show_content.php?sid=152

      November 14, 2006: Louise Brooks was born 100 years ago on this date
      in Cherryvale, Kansas. To celebrate, a Louise Brooks birthday bash
      will take place at the Victoria Theater in San Francisco. The
      celebration starts around 7 pm. A special staging of "Lulu" starts
      around 10 pm. /// More info at http://www.victoriatheatre.org/

      November 14, 2006: "The Art of Louise Brooks" will take place at the
      George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. Author Peter Cowie will
      discuss the alluring mystery and fascinating career of the Louise
      Brooks. This presentation will conclude with a question-and-answer
      session with Cowie and syndicated film critic Jack Garner. After the
      event, Cowie will sign copies of his new book, "Louise Brooks: Lulu
      Forever," which features a foreword by Garner. /// More info at
      http://dryden.eastmanhouse.org/wordpress/films/peter-cowie-and-jack-garner-in-person-special-lecture%e2%80%94louise-brooks-lulu-forever/
      After this on-stage presentation, "Pandora's Box" (1929) will be
      shown a with live piano accompaniment by Philip C. Carli. /// More
      info at http://dryden.eastmanhouse.org/wordpress/films/pandoras-box/

      November 14, 2006: Portugal's Costa do Castelo Films plans to release
      "Pandora's Box" (1929) on DVD. This two-disc set will feature the
      original Portuguese intertitles, as well as bonus material.

      November 14, 2006: "Pandora's Box" (1929) will be shown in Campbell
      Hall on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
      Michael Mortilla will provide live piano accompaniment. /// More info
      at http://www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/Details.aspx?PerfNum=523

      November 14, 2006: Rumor has it that a "little cineclub" in Rome,
      Italy will show some movies featuring Louise Brooks. Any Italian fans
      out there planning to attend?

      November 15, 2006: Peter Cowie will introduce "The Diary of a Lost
      Girl" (1929) at the Film Society at Lincoln Center in New York City.
      The program starts at 6:30. A booksigning will also take place. ///
      More info at http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/luluforever.html

      November 17, 2006: Peter Cowie will introduce "Pandora's Box" (the
      Munich Filmmuseum's new restoration) at The American Museum of the
      Moving Image in New York City. A reception and book signing will take
      place from 6:30 to 7:30, and the screening will begin at 7:30 pm. ///
      More info at http://www.movingimage.us/site/screenings/index.html

      November 17 - December 16, 2006: The Filmmuseum in Munich, Germany
      will mount a major Louise Brooks film retrospective which will include
      17 films, as well a rarely seen fragments from "The Street of
      Forgotten Men" (1925) and "The American Venus" (1926). /// More info
      at http://www.stadtmuseum-online.de/aktuell/brooks.pdf

      November 20, 2006: A new 35mm print of "Pandora's Box" (1929) will be
      shown in the student union at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
      This free screening starts at 7 pm. /// More info at
      http://www.aux.uwm.edu/Union/events/theatre/calendar/Fall%2006/world_cinema_fall06.htm

      November 21, 2006: "Pandora's Box" (1929) will be released on DVD in
      the United States by Criterion. This restored version of the film will
      be accompanied by considerable bonus material. /// More info at
      http://www.criterionco.com/asp/release.asp?id=358#

      November 21, 2006: Coinciding with the ongoing exhibition (see above)
      at the San Francisco Public Library, Thomas Gladysz (Director of the
      Louise Brooks Society) will give introductory remarks prior to the
      screening of "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em" (1926) at the SFPL. This event,
      which is free and open to the public, begins at 6 pm. /// More info at
      http://sfpl4.sfpl.org/news/exhibitions.htm

      November 28, 2006: A new 35mm print of "Beggars of Life" (1928) will
      be shown at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. Philip C.
      Carli will provide live piano accompaniment. /// More info at
      http://dryden.eastmanhouse.org/wordpress/films/new-preservation-beggars-of-life/

      November 28, 2006: The National Film Theater in London will screen
      "Diary of a Lost Girl" (1929) with live piano accompaniment. /// More
      info at
      http://www.bfi.org.uk/education/coursesevents/schools/further.html#_Toc139948659
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