Louise Brooks : A Biography

Louise Brooks : A Biography

By Louise Brooks


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 Louise Brooks: A Biography , 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.


    • Format :Paperback
    • Condition : New
    • Publisher : University of Minnesota Press
    • ISBN : 978-08166-37812
    • Copyright : 1989 (expanded edition 2000)

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