Louise Brooks

Paris, Barry

Published by Alfred A. Knopf., 1989
ISBN 10: 0394559231 / ISBN 13: 9780394559230
Used / Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Over 600pg. well received biography of the great Louise Brooks who came and went, then came back to the recognition she always deserved. Well illustrated with 131 photos and drawings + filmog. Light crimping to the top edge of the front dustjacket. Fine/near fine. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4.19 avg rating
(828 ratings)

Synopsis: Biography of the noted silent film star of two continents, who dazzled audiences, conversation, and memory

From Publishers Weekly: Film historian Paris covers actress and author Brooks's life (1907-1985) from her days as a precocious child in Kansas through her sexually promiscuous, hedonistic adult years, here detailed exhaustively. Only 15 when she arrived in New York to dance with an established company, Brooks fouled up this opportunity, like many others, through sheer carelessness. A promising star in early Hollywood films, she scorned later roles and decamped for Europe. Eminent German director G. W. Pabst then spotted the American "vamp" and chose her to play Lulu in the film that made her a screen icon, Pandora's Box. It was downhill all the way after that as Brooks failed at everything, finally growing old, poor and alcoholic in New York. But she was discovered and befriended by one John Benz, whose influence brought her again to public attention and secured the home where she lived out her days, cared for and reasonably contented. The biography is a gossip lover's feast, naming names and telling tales, yet also makes an addition to film history. Photos not seen by PW.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Louise Brooks
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf.
Publication Date: 1989
Binding: Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket
Edition: 1st Edition.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Barry Paris
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0394559231 ISBN 13: 9780394559230
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks
(Auburn, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0394559231I3N10

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 8.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Barry Paris
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0394559231 ISBN 13: 9780394559230
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks
(Auburn, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0394559231I4N00

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 8.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Barry Paris
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0394559231 ISBN 13: 9780394559230
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Motor City
(Brownstown, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0394559231I3N00

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 8.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Barry Paris
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0394559231 ISBN 13: 9780394559230
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Motor City
(Brownstown, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0394559231I4N00

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 8.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Barry Paris
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0394559231 ISBN 13: 9780394559230
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Yankee Clipper
(Windsor Locks, CT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0394559231I3N00

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 8.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Paris, Barry
Published by Knopf (1989)
ISBN 10: 0394559231 ISBN 13: 9780394559230
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
HPB-Ruby
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_226858501

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 5.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Barry Paris
Published by Knopf (1989)
ISBN 10: 0394559231 ISBN 13: 9780394559230
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0394559231

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 13.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Paris, Barry
Published by Knopf, New York (1989)
ISBN 10: 0394559231 ISBN 13: 9780394559230
Used Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Katsumi-san Co.
(Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, New York, 1989. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+ Dust Jacket. Stated First Edition. Inscribed by the author at length on free front endpaper and inside front cover,"Pittsburgh, Sept. 29, 1995, For Patti & Chuck -- With love and thanks for a fab evening! xoxo, Barry Paris. P.S. -- Remember Louise's immortal words-to-live-by: "If I ever bore you, it will be with a knife." Top edge has soil and stain; top margins are slightly mottled; dust jacket has minor soil, with both flaps having small corner crease; tight, text clean. x, 609 p., with in-text illustrations and plates. Published at $24.95. Rare presentation copy. [otob]. Inscribed By Author. Seller Inventory # 202008

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 17.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Paris, Barry
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York (1989)
ISBN 10: 0394559231 ISBN 13: 9780394559230
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Abacus Bookshop
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1989. hardcover. Condition: Fine copy in fine dust jacket. Illus. with photos (illustrator). 1st edition.. 8vo, 609 pp. Seller Inventory # 004995

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 15.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Barry Paris
Published by Knopf October 1989 (1989)
ISBN 10: 0394559231 ISBN 13: 9780394559230
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Dunaway Books
(St. Louis, MO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf October 1989, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Seller Inventory # 18249

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 15.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are 13 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book