Thursday, 10 October 2013

Louise Brooks

It was love at first sight when I first encountered Louise in the bookshelves of the Dickson Library back around 1989. Like many I was at once intrigued and then captivated by this iconographic star, or, as the book that I discovered called her, an 'anti-star'. Her story has been well documented and there are numerous devotional sites out there, and I am not about to join their ranks. Search if you don't know the story. Louise remained a very erudite and beautiful woman, and a cat lover, into her later life.

I was fascinated coming across the documentary below of her time in Europe working with the great director G.W. Pabst. Titled 'Lulu in Berlin' it offers an animated and honest insight into the making of 'Pandora's Box' and subsequent films, as well as Berlin in the 20's...

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