Louise Brooks: A Biography
The long-awaited republication of this captivating account of the star's life.
Louise Brooks left Wichita, Kansas, for New York City at age fifteen and lived the kind of life of which legends are made. From her beginnings as a dancer to her years in Hollywood, Berlin, and beyond, she was hailed and reviled as a new type of woman: independent, intellectually daring, an...more
Paris really dug up lots of information about her, and what I read was a pretty unlikeable person, a poseur and snob in her own industry. But that's where ...more
Her biography is equally amazing. Her incredible rises and falls in the motion picture industry were usually of her own doing. Her inability to compromise who she wanted to be gave her an inc ...more
What a woman, very bitter and cynical at the twists and turns her life took, at times touching, scandalous and very very sad.
A remarkable person to read and learn about even if you have not heard of her or are familiar with her work on screen or in print.
A good all round read.
In Hollywood she’d been viewed as one more portion of delectable female flesh, to be portioned out and manipulated as the studio pup ...more
Even after all of these years, she is the best example of ...more
I'm very thankful to Barry Paris for writing this book about Louise Brooks!
Everything you want to know about the silverscreen icon, Louise Brooks, is in this book!
May I also add that she is my biggest idol! I hope she will remain immortal and never forgotten!