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Louise Brooks: Lulu Forever

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Published to mark the centennial of her birth, a pictorial tribute chronicles the life and work of the provocative Jazz Age icon, from her early establishment with the Ziegfeld Follies and her successes with such films as Pandora's Box and Diary of a Lost Girl to her relationships with such figures as Charlie Chaplin and CBS founder William S. Pale
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 7th 2006 by Rizzoli International Publications
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Jim Dooley
Jul 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
This will suffice for those who want to learn more about Louise Brooks, although the Barry Paris biography is more fascinating, better written, and has more depth.

The selling point for this book is the exquisite photographs. I don't know that a still image can capture the Louise Brooks who appears on the screen, but these come close. There were a number of shots that caused me to pause and try to read the thoughts behind her eyes.

I would recommend this as a companion piece to the Barry Paris bio
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Varja Askeland
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I JUST SAY WOW FOR THIS BOOK!!!!!
I haven't come very far yet. I'm just so amazed by the stunning photos of miss Brooks. The very best book you can find when it comes to photos of her. A simply must have for every Louise Brooks fan!
Avalon
Jun 18, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all Louise Brooks fans
While Barry Paris' bio is insurpassable for learning about Brooksie, the gorgeous photos - many of which have never been published before - are reason enough to covet this book. I'm adding it to my home library as soon as I have the funds.
Kendra Bean
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
From humble beginnings in Kansas to being blacklisted from Hollywood and her ultimate rediscovery and resurrection in New York, Louise Brook's story is as fascinating as any to come out of the era of silent cinema. Codie's Lulu Forever is a stunning photography book with expert, in-depth analysis of how her appearance as Lulu in GW Pabst's Pandora's Box solidified her image as the penultimate flapper.
Julie
Sep 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great companion book to the Chaperone. Beautiful pictures and story about a troubled star from the 1920's and 30's. She was much more than just a pretty face.
Birgit
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Interesting woman. A good read.
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Peter Cowie is a film historian and author of more than thirty books on film. In 1963 he was the founder/publisher and general editor of the annual International Film Guide, a survey of worldwide film production.