Monday, November 20, 2017

Louise Brooks and Louise Brooks-related books for sale

Looking for something good to read? Want to learn more about Louise Brooks and her films? The Louise Brooks Society has a small number of new & gently used books for sale of interest to the dedicated fan. Some are hard to find, some less so. Each are in very good or better condition. Your purchase helps support the LBS. To place an order via PayPal, please send an email to louisebrookssociety AT gmailDOTcom

Louise Brooks: Portrait of an Anti-Star (softcover 1st printing)
edited by Roland Jaccard
-- scarce first book on the actress, contains hard-to-find writings by and about Louise Brooks and the Lulu character along with 90 illustrations, edited by the noted French film critic, novelist. This rare 1986 copy was AUTOGRAPHED in Paris by Roland Jaccard. Your purchase helps support the LBS.


Only one copy available
$250.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)


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The Chaperone (hardcover 1st edition)
by Laura Moriarty
-- The Chaperone is a captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922. Soon to be a major motion picture from PBS Masterpiece and the team that brought the world Downton Abbey. This copy AUTOGRAPHED by Laura Moriarty. Your purchase helps support the LBS (who supplied the cover image).


Only one copy available
$85.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA) 

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Lulu (softcover 1st edition)
by Samuel Bernstein
-- This engaging novel tells the story of the "the laughing girl with the black helmet of hair and the sexy bangs." A good read. These copies are in like new condition and are AUTOGRAPHED by the author. Your purchase helps support the LBS.


A few copies available
$15.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)


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Louise in Love (softcover 1st edition)
by Mary Jo Bang
-- In this highly praised collection of poems, Mary Jo Bang jettisons the reader into the dreamlike world of "Louise," a woman in love. AUTOGRAPHED by the poet. Your purchase helps support the LBS.



Only one copy available
$25.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)


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The Diary of a Lost Girl (softcover 1st edition)
by Margarete Bohme (edited & with an introduction by Thomas Gladysz)

This new edition of the original English language translation brings this important book back into print in a glorious new edition, with more than three dozen vintage illustrations. The introduction details the book's remarkable history and relationship to the 1929 film. AUTOGRAPHED by Thomas Gladysz. Your purchase helps support the LBS.

Copies available
$27.50 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)


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Beggars of Life: A Companion to the 1928 Film (softcover 1st edition)
by Thomas Gladysz
-- This first ever study of Beggars of Life looks at the film Oscar-winning director William Wellman thought his finest silent movie. With more than 50 little seen images, and a foreword by William Wellman, Jr. AUTOGRAPHED by the author. Your purchase helps support the LBS.


Copies available
$13.50 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)


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Now We're in the Air (softcover 1st edition)
by Thomas Gladysz

This companion to the once "lost" 1927 film tells the story of the film’s making, its reception, and its discovery by film preservationist Robert Byrne. With two rare fictionalizations of the movie story, more than 75 little seen images, detailed credits, trivia, and a foreword by Byrne. AUTOGRAPHED by the author. Your purchase helps support the LBS.

Copies available
$17.50 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)


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Louise Brooks (hardcover 1st edition)
by Barry Paris
-- Simply put, a must read; the definitive biography of Louise Brooks and likely the best film biography every published. This edition, with illustrations, was published in 1989. Your purchase helps support the LBS.



Only two copies available
$30.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)


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Lulu in Hollywood (hardcover 1st edition)
by Louise Brooks
-- Brooks' own collection of autobiographical essays. This edition, with a photo insert, was published in 1982. Introduction by William Shawn. Your purchase helps support the LBS.



Only two copies available
$25.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)


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The Show-Off  (hardback)
by William Almon Wolff
-- This hard-to-find novel is based on the acclaimed play by future Pulitzer Prize winner George Kelly, which was the basis of the 1926 Louise Brooks film of the same name. Scarce is dust-jacket, though a little worn. Your purchase helps support the LBS.



Only two copies available
$85.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)


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The Diary of a Lost One (hardback)
by Margarete Bohme
-- A vintage American hardback edition of The Diary of a Lost Girl, published by the Hudon Press in 1908. In good condition without dustjack. Your purchase helps support the LBS.



Only one copy available
$85.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)


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The Canary Murder Case (hardback)
by S.S. van Dine

-- A photoplay edition of the classic mystery novel with stills from the 1929 William Powell / Louise Brooks film. In good condition, without dustjacket. Your purchase helps support the LBS.



Two copies available
$12.50 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)

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Lulu in Hollywood (softcover)
by Louise Brooks
-- Brooks' own collection of autobiographical essays. This edition, with a photo insert, was published in paperback in the 1980s. Introduction by William Shawn. These copies are in very good condition. Your purchase helps support the LBS.


A few copies available
$12.50 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)


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San Francisco Silent Film Festival (softcover)
two programs
-- These illustrated 80-page+ programs each contain material related to Louise Brooks: The 2012 program with Louise Brooks on the cover (pictured left) contains an illustrated essay by Thomas Gladysz on Pandora's Box. The 2017 program contains a piece by Thomas Gladysz on Now We're in the Air.


One set available
$10.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)


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Il Guanto Rosso (softcover)
by Tadeusz Rozewicz
-- A scarce copy of this 2003 Italian collection of poems by the acclaimed Polish poet, with an image of Louise Brooks on the cover (images supplied by and credited to the LBS). Text in Polish and Italian. Your purchase helps support the LBS.


Only one copy available
$40.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)


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Lulu
by Alban Berg

-- This pair of items includes the softcover libretto for Alban Berg's opera, Lulu. Printed in German in Austria by Universal Edition. Also included is this now scarce 1994 CD, featuring the Lulu Suite by Berg, with Louise Brooks on the cover. Your purchase helps support the LBS.


Only one pair available
$40.00 (includes shipping & handling within the USA)

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