Vintage Brooks was founded in 2013 as the official site of Louise Brooks memorabilia in written, print, and film form. Her seductive allure and unique talent make her a symbol not only of the silent film
The Personal Life of Lulu
During the course of her life, Brooks was married for a short time to director Eddie Sutherland and then to Chicago millionaire Deering Davis. She never had children of her own and sometimes referred to herself as “Barren Brooks”. Interspersed with these relationships were many others, most of which were short-lived. She admitted to being sexually liberated and unafraid to experiment, even enjoying the speculation that arose about her intimate connections.
Brooks’ relationship with author Jan Wahl is documented in the book Dear Stinkpot: Letters from Louise Brooks, published in 2010. Her 20-year connection with Wahl began in the late 1950s when he, a poor graduate student, and she, a mostly-forgotten actress, began an intense friendship marked by its own rollercoaster moments. This collection of letters exchanged between the two highlights not only her intense
A Star of Many Talents
Brooksie’s talent was not limited to film alone; her time as a dancer began early in life, first with the Denishawn modern dance company in Los Angeles, then with the Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway. She penned an autobiographical novel entitled Naked on My Goat, but after working on the novel for many
Louise Brooks defined originality in Hollywood, rising above the social norms of the day to become a star in her own right. Unbound by expectations, Lulu lived life on her own terms, and the silent film world was never the same because of it. Through this unique collection of items, we get a small glimpse into the wonderings, demands, and unmatched talents of a woman who faced life with boldness and determination.
Celebrate the Life of Brooksie
From books and movies to exclusive artwork and penned letters, Vintage Brooks is the place to secure all things Brooksie. Fans will appreciate the unique memorabilia that stands as a display of not only her