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Louise Brooks: Dancer & Showgirl

lulu This page is presents checklists of books relevant to Louise Brooks' experience as a dancer (with the Denishawn Dance company) and as a showgirl (with the George White Scandals and Ziegfeld Follies). It also represents some of the titles I have collected on the period.

Annotations for individual titles are offered when relevant or useful. This bibliography has been compiled by Thomas Gladysz, and was last updated on March 22, 2001.

Louise Brooks: Dancer - a Checklist of Relevant Books

Conner, Lynne. Spreading the Gospel of the Modern Dance. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997.
--- newspaper dance criticism in the United States, 1850 - 1934; Louise Brooks is referenced

Graham, Martha. Blood Memory. New York: Doubleday, 1991.
--- autobiography of the dancer; Louise Brooks is referenced and pictured

Kendall, Elizabeth. Where She Danced. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.
--- the story of the birth of American Art-Dance

McDonagh, Don. Martha Graham. New York: Praeger Books, 1973.
--- a biography

St. Denis, Ruth. An Unfinished Life. New York: Harper, 1939.

Schlundt, Christena L. The Professional Appearances of Ruth St. Denis & Ted Shawn: A Chronology and an Index of Dances, 1906 - 1932. New York: The New York Public Library, 1962.

Shawn, Ted, with Gray Poole. One Thousand and One Night Stands. New York: Doubleday, 1960.

Shelton, Suzanne. Divine Dancer: A Biography of Ruth St. Denis. Garden City, New York. Doubleday, 1981.
--- Louise Brooks is referenced

Sherman, Jane. The Drama of Denishawn Dance. Middletown, Conn Wesleyan University Press, 1979.
--- two references and a half-dozen illustrations picturing Brooks

Sherman, Jane. Denishawn: The Enduring Influence. Boston: Twayne, 1983.

Terry, Walter. Miss Ruth. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1969.
--- a biography

Terry, Walter. Ted Shawn: Father of American Dance. New York: Dial Press, 1976.
--- a biography

Louise Brooks: Showgirl: - a Checklist of Relevant Books

Baral, Robert. Revue. New York and London: Fleet Press Corporation, 1962.
--- Broadway during the 1920's; Louise Brooks is referenced

Carter, Randolph. The World of Flo Ziegfeld. New York: Praeger, 1974.
--- the story of the Follies and their creator; Louise Brooks is referenced

Churchill, Allen. The Theatrical Twenties. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1975.
--- an illustrated look at Broadway during the 1920's; Louise Brooks is referenced and pictured

Davis, Lee. Scandals and Follies. New York: Limelight Editions, 2000.
--- a look at "the rise and fall of the Great Broadway Revue;" Louise Brooks is referenced

Farnsworth, Marjorie. The Ziegfeld Follies. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1956.
--- a history in text and pictures; Louise Brooks is pictured

Henderson, Mary. The New Amsterdam. New York: Hyperion, 1997.
--- "the biography of a Broadway Theatre" - an illustrated look at the home of the Follies

Latham, Angela J. Posing a Threat. Hanover, New Hampshire: Wesleyan Unversity Press, 2000.
--- a look at "flappers, chorus girls and other brazen performers of the American 1920's"

Mizejewski, Linda. Ziegfeld Girl. Durham, North Carolina: Duke Unversity Press, 1999.
--- a look at "image and icon in culture and cinema;" Louise Brooks is discussed

Ziegfeld, Richard and Paulette. The Ziegfeld Touch. New York: Abrams, 1993.
--- a lavish illustrated history of the show; Louise Brooks is referenced and pictured

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