Louise Brooks Writes Again

October 3, 2010 at 5:12 am (Photo Gallery)

Last year, I presented a few letters that Louise Brooks had written in the 1960s. I had a few more to share, and I meant to post them a whole lot sooner than this. Better late than never, I hope.

So here she is, with pen dipped in venom: the outspoken, outrageous and (let’s be honest) rather unpleasant Louise Brooks.

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– – – Christopher Snowden



  1. Hala Pickford said,

    God bless her. Who was the ”screaming pansy”?

  2. Jennifer said,

    It’s amazing how much we all love her, when confronted with her – let’s face it – nasty, bitchy personality. I’m just as guilty; the more sour she is, the more I adore her. *grin*

    Did you hear that her private diaries were unlocked after 25 years (Brooksie’s own request)? I hope to all that is holy that they get published!

  3. diane said,

    I have just finished reading a biography about Patricia Highsmith (she wrote
    “Strangers on a Train” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley”) her personality
    and character makes Louise Brooks seem like a sweet little schoolgirl.

  4. diane said,

    Back to Louise – It is interesting about her views on Charles Chaplin. In the
    Barry Paris book, she had a fling with Chaplin in the 20s and she seemed
    to have nothing but praise for him all through the years. He definately wasn’t
    the sort of person to foster love and goodwill in his fellow man. I remember
    thinking – I am disappointed in Louise for actually admitting to liking him.
    Now I feel alright. Whatever your feelings of Louise, she is a great letter

  5. The 3 Ladies said,

    […] are set to be published 25 years after her death by the George Eastman House.  Louise is a God.  Chris Snowden’s site has some of her letters for your enjoyment.  In one she refers to a BBC interviewer as a […]

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