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Sun, Feb. 14th, 2010, 12:33 pm
2010 Update: Then and now

Greetings from the Louise Brooks Society, an online archive and fan club devoted to the actress best known for her role as Lulu in Pandora's Box, the classic 1929 German silent film.. The LBS is located at http://www.pandorasbox.com/

Louise BrooksIf you've come across this blog, you may have noticed it is no longer active. Back in June of last year I decided to move this blog over to a new home. And since then, I have posted more than 100 entries about all kinds of interesting Louise Brooks-related topics. Be sure and check out the new LBS blog at http://louisebrookssociety.blogspot.com/. It's interesting reading, if I do say so myself.

For example, did you know that not only one, but two new Brooks-related books have recently been published? And there are rumors of yet another restoration of Pandora's Box in the works. And the popular singer / songwriter Rufus Wainwright is about the release a Louise Brooks-inspired CD? All this and more can be found on the new blog.

Since June of last year, the Louise Brooks Society has been busy in the arena of social networking. The LBS now has it's own Twitter account at http://twitter.com/LB_Society.  The LBS has also established a presence on both Facebook and LibraryThing. Please do visit if you are so inclined. There are friends and interesting things to be found as well on those satellite sites

The LBS also has it's own online radio station, called RadioLulu. The station plays Louise Brooks inspired, silent film themed music of the Twenties through today - including film music, songs by the actress' contemporaries, vintage jazz, dance bands, and contemporary pop songs about this famous silent film star. Heck, we may even add a Rufus Wainwright song or two later on. RadioLulu can be found at http://www.live365.com/stations/298896  Or, you can tune-in by clicking on the widget below.

Otherwise, things proceed apace for the Louise Brooks Society. We try and keep busy. . . . This summer, the LBS will be celebrating its 15th anniversary. The Louise Brooks Society was founded and first went online in 1995. It is, without a doubt, one of the oldest silent film related websites on the internet.

Back in 2005, the film historian & television personality Leonard Maltin wrote up the Louise Brooks Society. Maltin noted, "Not many sites of any kind can claim to be celebrating a tenth anniversary online, but that’s true of the Louise Brooks Society, devoted to the life and times of the magnetic silent-film star and latter-day memoirist. Thomas Gladysz has assembled a formidable amount of material on the actress and her era; there’s not only a lot to read and enjoy, but there’s a gift shop and even a 'Radio Lulu' function that allows you to listen to music of the 1920s. Wow!"

The Louise Brooks Society is happy to share. Long live Lulu.