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Thought provoking read
on 6 June 2003
Until reading this biography I had not heard of the silent screen star, Louise Brooks, only of her contemporaries, Clara Bow, Tallula Bankhead etc.
This book was a facinating insight into a neglected area of cinema, the history of early film making, in Hollywood, the East coast and Europe. But although Louise Brooks is the main subject, and the author is evidently enthusiastic about her contribution to film, he fails to provide enough evidence, both to her acting talent and to the wild life she supposedly lead.
I enjoyed reading this book, and it has stimulated my interest in silent cinema, but ultimately I found it a disapointing experience as I felt that the real Louise Brooks had some how escaped the author.