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e-Book Louise Brooks: A Biography download

e-Book Louise Brooks: A Biography download

by Barry Paris

ISBN: 0816637814
ISBN13: 978-0816637812
Language: English
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press; First edition edition (July 10, 2000)
Pages: 624
Category: Performing Arts
Subategory: Photography

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Louise Brooks by Barry Paris is the only full-length biography on silent screen legend Louise Brooks to date.

Louise Brooks by Barry Paris is the only full-length biography on silent screen legend Louise Brooks to date. In Louise Brooks, Paris carefully traces the actress' childhood in Cherryvale, Kansas - the events of which would have a profound influence on the woman she was to become

Barry Paris (born February 6, 1948) is an author and journalist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Barry Paris (born February 6, 1948) is an author and journalist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Paris has won awards for cultural and investigative reporting

In this widely acclaimed, first and only comprehensive biography, Barry Paris traces Brooks's trajectory from her childhood through her fall into obscurity and subsequent "resurrection" as a brilliant writer and enduring film icon.

Mary Louise Brooks (November 14, 1906 – August 8, 1985), known professionally as Louise Brooks, was an American film actress and dancer during the 1920s and 1930s

Mary Louise Brooks (November 14, 1906 – August 8, 1985), known professionally as Louise Brooks, was an American film actress and dancer during the 1920s and 1930s. She is noted as a flapper icon and sex symbol, and is famous for her bob hairstyle that she helped popularize during the prime of her career. Brooks is best known as the lead in three feature films made in Europe: Pandora's Box (1929), Diary of a Lost Girl (1929), and Miss Europe (1930); the first two were made by G. W. Pabst.

The true story of "Lulu"-the dancer, flapper, movie star, libertine, drunk, critic, and cult figure whose life, both on and off screen, epitomizes an era for thousands of film fans. 106 halftones and line drawings.

Она всегда шла по жизни собственным курсом. Всегда исполняла сольную партию

Она всегда шла по жизни собственным курсом. Всегда исполняла сольную партию. За свободу она заплатила изгойством и одиночеством, о глубине которого свидетельствует ее пронзительное замечание: Искусство заключается не в движениях тела и лица, но в движениях души и мысли, помещенных в состояние. Paris has won multiple awards for cultural and investigative reporting. He is currently engaged in writing a biography of Franklin Pierce (tentatively titled "Pierce in Oblivion"), the 14th President of the United States.

Louise Brooks was an American actress and dancer who popularized the bobbed haircut. Louise Brooks, a popular actress of the silent era, began her showbiz career as a dancer with a prominent dance troupe, Denishawn Dance Company

Louise Brooks was an American actress and dancer who popularized the bobbed haircut. This biography profiles her childhood, career, life, achievements & timeline. Louise Brooks, a popular actress of the silent era, began her showbiz career as a dancer with a prominent dance troupe, Denishawn Dance Company. But after a while she was dismissed from the company, as her growing popularity threatened the career of the company's co-founder. A blessing in disguise, it paved the way for her entry into films, after being signed by Paramount pictures; she debuted in ‘The Street of Forgotten Men’.

Barry Paris is an author and journalist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania . The book was published in Europe and South America and remains in print in the United States. Along with this biography, Paris has written articles on the actress and scripted the Emmy-nominated documentary

Author: Barry Paris In this widely acclaimed, first and only comprehensive biography, Barry Paris traces Brooks’s trajectory from.

Author: Barry Paris. In this widely acclaimed, first and only comprehensive biography, Barry Paris traces Brooks’s trajectory from her childhood through her fall into obscurity and subsequent "resurrection" as a brilliant writer and enduring film icon. Star biographies don’t get any better than Barry Paris’s Louise Brooks. Quite the best star biography I’ve ever read-a miracle.

In 1922, at age fifteen, Louise Brooks left Wichita, Kansas, for New York City, embarking on a lifetime of legendary adventures, successes, and mysteries. From her early career as a dancer to her years as a film star in Hollywood and Berlin, she was hailed and reviled as a completely new type of woman: independent, intellectually daring, and sexually free. In this widely acclaimed, first and only comprehensive biography of the celebrity-cum-recluse, Barry Paris traces Brooks's trajectory from her childhood to international fame, through her notorious fall into obscurity and her subsequent "resurrection" as a brilliant writer and enduring film icon.
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Kerahuginn
Barry Paris has written a first rate biography of the haunting screen legend, Louise Brooks. The book provides a detailed chronicle of the wreckage of Brooks's life. Paris understands that the unique qualities that propelled Brooks to become one of the most elusive and alluring icons of World Cinema, also that brought her down. Her greatest strengths as a performer -- her beauty, her impulsiveness, and ravenous sexual appetite -- manifested as tragic flaws in her personal life. And yet Paris never loses empathy for this remarkable but maddening woman. In the last chapter, which recounts Brooks's final years of declining health, Paris provides a hopeful note through a depiction of Brooks' intimate relationship with her care giver, Marjorie Van Tassell. The simple give and take between these two women and their ability to form a strong and loving bond shows that even the most self-destructive of us has a shot at redemption up to and including our final moments on this earth.

-- David Weddle, author of "If They Move... Kill 'Em!" The Life and Times of Sam Peckinpah.

Roram
Very complete in depth bio of a fascinating woman. She lived life on her own terms and in the end she paid the price for it. Louise is much more complex person than just a flapper era actress, she had an intellect that she used with great effect for humor or like a sharp knife. More than just an actress, she was also an accomplished and gifted dancer. I wish that she had made more movies, she had such a natural talent as an actress. Her movements and expressions made it seem like she was the actual character she was portraying. Watching Louise act you never see any hesitation on her part to think about what she's doing as she moves from scene to scene, she just does it. This is not a dull documentary, Barry Paris gives us a complete picture of the good and the not-so-good sides of Louise in an active and readable style. Highly recommend this book for Louise Brooks fans and those who are curious about the life of one of the most unique women Hollywood ever tried to tame.

Grari
This is arguably the best biography of a film star. Barry Paris has investigated the tempestuous life of Louise Brooks so thoroughly that any other volume on her life would pale by comparison. The book is well written and goes into great detail about Louise Brooks' life and why she seemed to make her suicidal career choices. Mr. Paris also provides his readers with a good background to the world of Louise Brooks. We learn about modern dance when discussing Brooks' invitation to join Denishawn dancers, about George White and the Scandals and Ziegfeld and his Follies when Brooks danced for them and about the silent film world and the struggles of the industry to cope with the advent of sound.

Mr. Paris delves deeply into Louise Brooks' relationship with her family and lovers, and devotes a wonderful chapter on G. W. Pabst and the making of Pandora's Box. While reading the book, I was drawn to see her films and enjoyed them much more with the insight provided by Mr. Paris. The working relationship between the actors involved in Pandora's Box was particularly illuminating and I had a greater appreciation of Louise Brooks' performance.

The most tantalizing aspect of Louise Brooks is her career suicide. One wonders how she could have so casually ended her career in films when she was an up-and-coming star. She was equally difficult with her dancing partners when she briefly returned to professional dancing, and even her the vain attempts to work as a store clerk. Louise Brooks had an astonishing intellect, so much so that many of the men in her life felt threatened by her but despite her intelligence she was never able to find a satisfying life for herself. Eventually, she found a kind of niche in her writing. Mr. Paris examines all of her contradictions thoughtfully but does not present a definitive conclusion. I liked the way the biography stuck to presenting the life of Louise Brooks without any attempt to moralize or judge; the facts and background are left for the reader to contemplate. I found the book very thought provoking.

The book is nicely illustrated, including a short gallery of Louise Brooks' best portraits. This is a fascinating biography of a natural actress who had a loathing for the profession; a woman who could be a good friend and equally suddenly turn against them. This is a book that should not be missed even if someone does not have an interest in silent films.

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