an exhibit at the San Francisco Public Library
November 4, 2006 through January 5, 2007
Main Branch, Fourth Floor, Steve Silver Beach Blanket Babylon Music Center
"Homage to Lulu: 100 Years of Louise Brooks" celebrates the centenary of the silent film star Louise Brooks (1906 - 1985). Now considered an icon of the Jazz Age, Brooks' popularity today rivals that of her more celebrated contemporaries. On display are dozens of vintage objects - including books, magazines, sheet music, postcards,and related ephemera - which tell the story of her life and films.
Highlights include American and French photoplay editions (the movie tie-in editions of the 1920's), an editorial comic strip explaining the scandalous circumstances behind Brooks' affair with Charlie Chaplin, Brooks' inspired novels, a jumbo-size lobby card, and a full-page newspaper advertisement for "Show Girl" - the Brooks-inspired novel which became a hit stage play and the long-running comic strip "Dixie Dugan."
This exhibit - organized by Thomas Gladysz and the based Louise Brooks Society - coincides with many other events taking place around the San Francisco Bay Area and the world. More info at sfpl4.sfpl.org/news/exhibitions.htm /// Some snapshots of the exhibit can be found at louisebrooks.livejournal.com/
Related Events in the Bay Area:
"Celebrating Louise Brooks: An Evening of Rare Films"
Sunday, November 12th at 7:30 p.m.
Balboa Theater (3630 Balboa Street) in San Francisco
-- Peter Cowie, author of the just released Louise Brooks: Lulu Forever, will give a short talk after the screening of rare Louise Brooks films - some not shown in 80 years! Special guests, door prizes, give-aways, and a book signing with Peter Cowie will round out the program.
Louise Brooks Birthday Bash
Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m.
Victoria Theater (2961 16th Street) in San Francisco
-- a screening, live music, birthday cake, and festivities with the cast and crew of "Lulu" - followed by a 10 p.m. staging of of the Wedekind play done as a silent film a la Louise Brooks in "Pandora's Box" - more info at www.victoriatheatre.org/
Screening of the 1926 Louise Brooks flapper comedy, "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em"
Tuesday, November 21st at 7 p.m.
Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium (100 Larkin Street at Grove)
-- with an introduction by Thomas Gladysz, director of the Louise Brooks Society