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Louise Brooks Society at LiveJournal

a blog about an actress and a website

14 November
External Services:
  • louisebrooks@livejournal.com
  • silentfilmbuff
The LBS at LiveJournal is a weblog about an actress (Louise Brooks) and a website (The Louise Brooks Society). This LiveJournal is interested in anything and everything to do with the silent film star LOUISE BROOKS - as well as the Jazz Age (the movies, books, theater, music, fashions and popular culture of the 1920's). Our motto is a quote by Salman Rushdie, "To understand just one life, you have to swallow the world."

The Louise Brooks Society (located at www.pandorasbox.com) is one of the largest and most popular websites in the world devoted to a silent film star. The LBS was founded in 1995 as a fan-site, and over the years has evolved into a comprehensive on-line archive and center for "all things Lulu." The site features an array of information about the actress including a filmography, commentary, links, bibliographies, vintage articles and memorabilia, portrait galleries, a message board, and contributions from fans from around the world. The LBS maintains this long-running blog, as well as its own Louise Brooks-themed radio station, RadioLulu (on-line at www.live365.com/stations/298896). The LBS also has its own CafePress store, as well as MySpace and Facebook accounts.

The mission of the Louise Brooks Society is to honor the actress by stimulating interest in her life and films; by fostering and coordinating research on her life, films and writings; by serving as a repository for related material; and by advocating for the preservation and restoration of Brooks' films. To date, more than 1750 people from more than 50 countries around the world have joined the LBS.
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