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Louise Brooks exhibit

"Homage to Lulu: 100 Years of Louise Brooks"
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
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