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Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu (1998)

Documentary recounting the life story of Louise Brooks in 5 sections: "Lulu in Toe Shoes"; "Lulu in Hollywood"; "Lulu in Berlin"; "Lulu in Hell"; and "Resurrection". Narrated by Shirley ... See full summary »

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Hugh Munro Neely

Writer:

Barry Paris
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Louise Brooks ... Self (archive footage)
Shirley MacLaine ... Self - Narrator
Dana Delany ... Self / Actress
Roddy McDowall ... Self / Actor / Friend
Paolo Cherchi Usai Paolo Cherchi Usai ... Senior Curator, George Eastman House (as Dr. Paolo Cherchi Usai)
Roseanna Brooks Roseanna Brooks ... Self / Niece
Margaret Brooks Margaret Brooks ... Self / Sister-in-Law
Jane Sherman Lehac Jane Sherman Lehac ... Self / Denishawn Dancer / Author
Adolph Green ... Self / Writer / Lyricist
David Diamond David Diamond ... Self / Composer / Friend
Kaye MacRae Kaye MacRae ... Self / Friend
John Springer John Springer ... Self / Author / Friend
Bill Klein Bill Klein ... Self / Friend
Francis Lederer ... Self
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Documentary recounting the life story of Louise Brooks in 5 sections: "Lulu in Toe Shoes"; "Lulu in Hollywood"; "Lulu in Berlin"; "Lulu in Hell"; and "Resurrection". Narrated by Shirley MacLaine and featuring numerous interviews with friends and relatives of the legendary star, it also contains excerpts from many of her films including her first on-screen appearance. Written by van Goethem

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This documentary is featured on the Criterion Collection DVD for Pandora's Box (1929). See more »

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Features Love 'Em and Leave 'Em (1926) See more »

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A Look At The Life And Times Of The Quintessential Flapper

Through stills, archival footage, and interviews (including opinions shared by Louise's relatives) - This intriguing, 1-hour celebrity bio-documentary looks at the highs & lows of the life and career of American film actress, Louise Brooks (1907-1985).

Born (1906) in Cherryvale, Kansas - Louise Brooks (who is viewed as being the quintessential flapper) began her somewhat rocky film career during Hollywood's silent-era (1925).

After appearing in 25 films (both in America and Germany) - Louise Brooks retired from the movie business in 1938 when offers for roles began to steadily decline.

(*Note*) - In 1985 - Louise Brooks (78 at the time) died of a heart attack.


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USA

Language:

English

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5 May 1998 (USA) See more »

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En busca de Lulú See more »

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