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Stroncature, innamoramenti e indifferenze prima del 1955




1. Anonimo, Love 'em and leave 'em is feature film at Knickerbocker all week, "Nashville Tennessean",
          November 28, 1926

"Miss Brooks scores a triumph"

2. Ella H. McCormick, Reel players, "Detroit Free Press", November 29, 1926

"There are some excellent close-ups of Louise Brooks' famous dancing legs"

3. Mae Tinee, Great little picture with fancy trimmings on view at Chicago, "Chicago Tribune",
          November 30, 1926

"Louise Brooks is ideal in the role of hard-boiled, lying man-eating Janie"

4. Arthur Sheekman, Whiteman's concert and pleasant film on bill at Chicago, "Chicago Daily Journal", December 1, 1926

"Louise Brooks, whose gifts as an actress include a boyish sort of beauty and a sophisticated smile, is the bad girl"

5. 'Herb' Cruikshank, Impressions of new pictures, "Morning Telegraph", December 6, 1926

"Acting honors go to Evelyn Brent. There is little left over for Louise Brooks and Arthur Donaldson"

6. Dorothy Herzog, Comedy drama film, "Daily Mirror", December 6, 1926

"a featherweight comedy drama that should register with the public because of the fine work done by the principals and its amusing gags  Louise Brooks gives the best performance of her flicker career as the selfish, snappily dressed, alive number - Janie. Miss Brooks sizzles through this celluloider, a flapper lurer with a Ziegfeld figure and come-on eyes"

7. Rosee Pelswick, New pictures on Broadway, "New York Evening Journal", December 6, 1926

"Anyway, the film is amusing, with both Evelyn and Louise doing good work"

8. Harriette Underhill, On the screen, "New York Herald Tribune", December 6, 1926

"We liked Louise Brooks as Janie, the selfish sister"

9. Katherine Zimmerman, Love 'em and leave 'em at the new Paramount, "New York Telegram", December 6, 1926

"The comely person of Miss Brooks is always restful for the tired business orb that does not seek beyond, and Miss Brent helps out quite a bit with the acting"

10. John S. Cohen Jr., Picture plays and players, "New York Sun", December 8, 1926

"The real surprise of the film is Louise Brooks. With practically all connoisseurs of beauty in the throes of adulation over her generally effectiveness, Miss Brooks has not heretofore impressed anyone as a roomful (as Lorelei says) of Duses. But in Love 'em and leave 'em, unless I too have simply fallen under her spell, she gives an uncannily effective impersonation of a bad little notion counter vampire. Even her excellent acting, however, cannot approach in effectiveness the scenes where, in Scandals attire, she does what we may call a mean Charleston"

11. Eileen Creelman, Love 'em and leave 'em made into screen story, "New York American", December 8,

"An hour of genuine entertainment  Louise Brooks is learning to act. This picture finds her giving a real characterization far more convincing than Evelyn Brent's and for the first time she uses her Follies training in a solo dance"

12. Martin Dickstein, The cinema circuit, "Brooklyn Daily Eagle", December 8, 1926

"Louise Brooks, as usual, is nice to look at, and that about sums up the quality of her Janie Walsh"

Fred., Love 'em and leave 'em, "Variety", December 8, 1926
"The cast has three featured members - Evelyn Brent, Lawrence Gray and Louise Brooks. It would have been just as well to have reversed the order of the names, for Louise Brooks, playing an entirely unsympathetic role of the flapper sister of the saleslady runs away with the picture"
Mordaunt Hall, The gambling shop girl, "New York Times", December 8, 1926
"Louise Brooks is an interesting type, but her acting in this film is not exactly studious, nor can she be for an instant accused of submerging her personality in that of the character"
15. Roscoe McGowen, Store clerks' drama bundle of keen lines, "Daily News", December 8, 1926

"Director Tuttle has managed to present Louise Brooks in a role to which she lends some conviction as well as ornamentation  all very well and entertainingly done"

16. Hal Barnes, For the Xmas film shopper theaters compete with bargains, "Los Angeles Daily
          Illustrated News", December 11, 1926

"Louise Brooks, the direct antithesis of Clara Bow in coloring, but as vivacious as any ingenue yet offered on the silver sheet, is again welcomed back to the Metropolitan in this picture"


Marquis Busby, Virtue is its own reward, "Los Angeles Times", December 11, 1926

"Louise Brooks pouts quite distractingly as the spoiled, younger sister"


Gregory Goss, Girls in Love 'Em film rout old traditions, "Los Angeles Examiner", December 11, 1926

 "Louise Brooks is cast as the gold digging younger sister, and her acting shows inprovement over previous efforts"


Guy Price, Riotous glee in picture at Metropolitan, "Los Angeles Evening Herald", December 11, 1926

" cleverly portrayed by Louise Brooks"

20. Hal Rorke, Love 'em and leave 'em opens at Metropolitan, "Los Angeles Daily Illustrated
          News", December 11, 1926

"Louise Brooks has the sweet and low business, and very sweet and very low she is. Her contribution, as Mame's sister, Janie, is the nearest approach to a heavy which this entirely different film boasts, and that is not forgetting Osgood Perkins' fine work as the petty larceny race tout"

21. P. S., Bright comedy at Met, "Los Angeles Record", December 11, 1926

"Evelyn Brent is nominally starred in Love Em and Leave Em, but the work of Louise Brooks, suave enticing newcomer to the Lasky fold, stands out most. The flippant, self-centered little shop girl is given sly and knowing interpretation by MIss Brooks, who is, if memory serves aright, a graduate of that great American institute of learning, the Follies"

22. Anonimo, All is quiet at the movies this week, "Kansas City Star", December 12, 1926

"Miss Brooks is the selfish sister and for once has a real part. As the baby vamp in the leather goods she ogles her sister's bean in the hope he will introduce her to the handsome floorwalker. It is something of a novelty to find Miss Brooks in leather goods. Most directors have been putting this former Follies beauty in trunks"

23. Frances V. Feldkamp, Movie reviews, "St. Louis Globe-Democrat", December 12, 1926

"Louise's dancing is a welcome contrast to the character's petty grafting"

24. Anonimo, Motion picture reviews, "Kansas City Times", December 13, 1926

"Louise Brooks does another of her flapper parts and is a good deal more realistic than the widely heralded Clara Bow. Miss Brooks uses the dumb bell rather than the spit-fire method. But she always gets what she wants"

25. Hake Herbert, Missouri, "St. Louis Times", December 13, 1926

"Louise Brooks, the sister who is responsibl;e for all of her sorrow, personifies the popular conception of a modern flapper with faultless accuracy. Her so-called 'million dollar' legs contribute materially to this portrayal"

26. Nie., The week's new films, "St. Louis Post-Dispatch", December 13, 1926

"Louise Brooks, Lawrence Gray and Evelyn Brent are excellent as everyday department store clerks"

27. R. W. Jr., The weekly news reel, "New York Herald Tribune", December 13, 1927

"Though the screen version of Love 'em and leave 'em can hardly be set down with any justice as a film achievement, it did manage to accomplish one thing. It has silenced, for the time being at least, the charge that Louise Brooks cannot act. Her portrayal of the predatory shop girl of the Abbott-Weaver tale was one of the bright spots of recent film histrionism"

28. Anonimo, Paramount film at Met offers modern ideas, "Los Angeles Daily Illustrated News", December 14, 1926

"Louise Brooks ... an alluring little flirt ..."

29. J. M. L., Colonial picture is above average, "Richmond Times-Dispatch", December 14, 1926

"With the dynamic appeal of Louise Brooks, the acting of Evelyn Brent, the appearance of Lawrence Gray, and capable direction of Frank Tuttle, it holds its own. ... Miss Brooks and Mr. Gray are not outstanding actors, but they are pleasing in this picture"

30. Anonimo, Opinions on pictures, "Motion Picture News", December 18, 1926

"The acting is thoroughly in spirit with the high jinks, particularly as contributed by Louise Brooks as the vamp and Evelyn Brent as the heroine"

31. Anonimo, Love 'em and leave 'em, "Moving Picture World", December 18, 1926

"Louise Brooks has the more colorful role as the flapper sister and makes full use of her opportunities"

32. Roy Chartier, Film: Love 'em and leave 'em, "Billboard", December 18, 1926

"Janie Walsh, played graphically by Louise Brooks, is that type of young woman whose affections flit from this man to that, whose popularity is judged by looks, not sense, and whose respect for the same ways of living is as low as her disrespect for fairness is high"

33. P. S. Harrison, Love 'em and leave 'em - with Evelyn Brent, Lawrence Gray and Louise Brooks, "Harrison's Reports", December
          18, 1926

"There is charm throughout this picture because of the youthfulness of the principal players  Louise Brooks, as the young flapper, is convincing"

34. Anonimo, Love 'em and leave 'em, "Film Daily", December 19, 1926

"Louise Brooks easily the biggest attraction in the cast"

35. Carl B. Adams, Photoplay reviews, "Cincinnati Enquirer", December 20, 1926

"The characterization, though, is excellent, made all the more so by the painstaking work of Evelyn Brent and Louise Brooks as the sisters. The former retains sympathy without being superhumanly saintly; the later, besides being a ravishing beauty, gives a deft portrayal of an utterly selfish and superficial creature"

36. Frank Aston, Love 'em and leave 'em, "Cincinnati Post", December 20, 1926. Gladysz lo scheda al 20 Febbraio 1926

"Louise Brooks has that style of pulchritude that can keep a man's attention of her drawmaw and keep him thinking of Louise only"

37. Anonimo, The new pictures, "Indianapolis Star", December 20, 1926

"The principals are all well cast. Miss Brooks doing an especially good piece of work. She has what is perhaps her best role in this picture and takes full advantage of her opportunity"

38. Marc K. Bowman, Stage play wins on screen, "Portland Oregonian", December 21, 1926

"Miss Brooks is quite acceptable as the flighty, impressionable Janie. It wouldn't be surprising if some day they made an actress out of that young woman"

39. Josephine Hughston, National offers Love 'em and leave 'em, "San Jose Mercury Herald", December
          30, 1926

"Louise Brooks is splendid as Janie"

40. Anonimo, It's been a lean year in movies, say critics, "Reno Gazette", January 1, 1927

"... and hints of considerable promise in Louise Brooks' bit in Love 'em and leave 'em"

41. Anonimo, Pictures playing Atlanta this week, "Weekly Film Review", January 1, 1927

"The title refers quite pointedly to the methods and practices of Louise Brooks as Janie Walsh, a most attractive little 'gold digger'"

42. Anonimo, Louise Brooks is Boston star, "Boston Daily Advertiser", January 2, 1927

"... the flapperish Louise Brooks ..."

43. Leona Pollack, The new movies, "Omaha World Herald", January 2, 1927

"No other person than Louise Brooks, however, instills the spice in this concoction. Decidely the flapper she is intended to characterize, Miss Brooks uses her accomplishments to advantage. She is a capricious young lady, with a knowledge of getting what she wants when she wants it. Not so convincing are the roles taken by Evelyn Brent and Lawrence Gray"

44. Anonimo,  Love 'em and leave 'em at Keith's Boston, "Boston Herald", January 4, 1927

"... enacted with admirable restraint by Evelyn Brent, Lawrence Gray and Louise Brooks"

45. Anonimo, Love 'em and leave 'em new film comedy of Gotham life, "Boston Daily Advertiser", January
          3, 1927

"Miss Brent and Miss Brooks are well contrasted types in this new metropolitan life comedy"

46. Anonimo, Love 'em at the Boston, "Boston Post", January 3, 1927

"Louise Brooks is an eye-arresting little figure as Janie"

47. Anonimo, Love 'em and leave 'em at Keith's Boston, "Boston Herald", January 4, 1927

"... enacted with admirable restraint by Evelyn Brent, Lawrence Gray and Louise Brooks"

48. D. W. B., Films of the week, "Boston Evening Transcript", January 5, 1927

"Part of it is due to the felicitous directing of Mr. Frank Tuttle. More than a little of it may be traced to the mimetic skill of Evelyn Brent and Louise Brooks as the two sisters"

49. Anonimo, Love and leave 'em is appealing picture, "Lansing State Journal", January 7, 1927

"Louise Brooks is the little lady with the 'come-hither' look in her eyes"

50. Peggy Patton, Gunners for thrills offered sensation, "Wisconsin News", January 8, 1927

"Louise Brooks, wore one of silk and lace - mostly lace"

51. Gene Cohn, 1926 - lean year in the movies, "Daily News", January 10, 1927

"... hints of considerable promise in Louise Brooks hit in Love 'em and leave 'em"


A. F. Gillaspey, Good comedy and novelty at Granada, "San Francisco Bulletin", January 10, 1927

"Louise Brooks is well cast. She makes an ideal charmer of the flapper type"


H. L. (Harry Lang), Love' Em is pleasing picture, "San Francisco Examiner", January 10, 1927

"Louise Brooks as the flapper sister practically runs away with the show"

54. Curran D. Swint, Granada, California screens reflect hilarious comedies, "San Francisco News", January 10, 1927

"With Evelyn Brent as the wisecracking Mame, Louise Brooks as Janie, her younger sister, to whose net all was fish, and Lawrence Gray as Bill Billingsley, in love with Mame, but ensnared by Janie, and the other roles in very capable hands, the piece has been excellently cast"


George C. Warren, Love' Em and Leave 'Em is Granada card, "San Francisco Chronicle", January 10,

"Louise Brooks is bright and attractive as Janie, which fortunately covers the needs of the case, for Miss Brooks does not shine as an actress"

56. Anonimo, Comedy offers laugh at Strand, Modesto, "Modesto News-Herald", January 11, 1927

" enacted with admirable restraint by Evelyn Brent, Lawrence Gray and Louise Brooks"

57. A. V. M., Cabrillo film is sparkling, "San Diego Sun", February 23, 1927

"Two sisters, the elder portrayed by Evelyn Brent, and the younger by captivating Louise Brooks, get along with the audience"

58. Anonimo, She loves 'em an' leaves 'em, "Santa Barbara Morning Press", March 13, 1927

"Evelyn Brent, Lawrence Gray and Louise Brooks are co-featured"

59. Anonimo, Attractions at the theaters, "Santa Barbara Daily News", March 14, 1927

" just a simple story transferred to the screen with good taste and enacted with admirable restraint by Evelyn Brent, Lawrence Gray, and Louise Brooks"

60. Anonimo, Theaters: what the press agents say, "Santa Barbara Morning Press", March 14, 1927

" while Louise Brooks is the little lady with the 'come-hither' look in her eyes"

61. Anonimo, Theaters: what the press agents say, "Santa Barbara Morning Press", March 15, 1927

"Louise Brooks plays Janie, the flapper who fools and forgets"

62. Anonimo, Screen and stage attractions here, "Daily News", March 19, 1927

"Louise Brooks is the little-lady with the come-hither look in her eyes"

63. Anonimo, Offerings at the theaters. Earle, "Washington Post", May 9, 1927

"The unselfish girl (Evelyn Brent) who promised the dying mother to care for the younger sister (Louise Brooks), who portrays the selfish character"

64. Anonimo, Portland stars stunt flier in feature movie, "Portland Evening Express", February 24, 1928

"Louise Brooks, the dark haired screen player of late vintage is in one of the supporting roles"

65. Anonimo, Do you remember?, "Zanesville Signal", March 14, 1947

"20 Years Ago Today - Evelyn Brent, Louise Brooks and Lawrence Grey were starring in Love 'em and leave 'em at the Quimby Theater"



Harry Hites, Movie graphics, "Washington Post", August 22, 1926
"... with Louise Brooks and William Collier, jr., in the second leads"

Harry Hites, Movie graphics, "Washington Post", August 29, 1926

"Even the blase attendants at Luna Park, Coney Island, who are ccustomed to late hours , were forced to sit up and take notice one night last week when a company of film stars, including Dorothy Mackaill, Jack Mulhall, Louise Brooks and William Collier, jr., invaded the dance hall at the park at midnight and started dancing, not stopping until long after daylight"

3. Dorothy Herzog, At the Mark Strand, "Daily Mirror", December 11, 1926

"Dorothy Mackaill, as Blondie, and Louise Brooks, as Blackie, enter in celluloid during the second reel. Apparently most of them was left on the cutting-room floor to permit the subtitler a chance to resurrect jokes so old that even Cleopatra would have been prompted to justifiable murder"

Mordaunt Hall, A Coney Island blonde, "New York Times", December 13, 1926
"Miss Brooks is attractive as Diana, and she has benefited by Mr. Santell's direction"
5. John S. Cohen Jr., Picture plays and players, "New York Sun", December 13, 1926

"and Louise Brooks, although nearly crowded out of the picture, is almost as good as she was in Love 'Em and Leave 'Em"

6. 'Herb' Cruikshank, Impressions of new pictures, "Morning Telegraph", December 13, 1926

"While Dorothy Mackaill and Jack Mulhall sustain most of the heart interest, it falls to Louise Brooks and William Collier, Jr. to provide the laughs. They do so often and well. And they don't use any 'funny' makeup. Our roses go to these two. They more than make the picture worthwhile"

7. Roscoe McGowen, Girl from Coney Island gives 4 chance to star, "Daily Mirror", December 13, 1926

"Louise Brooks, while still unable to summon to her classic features an expression of real alarm when dire calamity threatens, does very well with a role that demands little more than airy banter with young men"

8. Ella H. McCormick, Reel players, "Detroit Free Press", December 13, 1926

"Louise Brooks and William Collier, Jr. supporting the Mulhall-Mackaill team, do their best to convince an undecided public regarding mendacity of the blonde rumor and Miss Brooks is one of the best brunette contradictions to the lighter hypothesis that can be found on the silver screen"

9. Rose Pelswick, New pictures on Broadway, "New York Evening Journal", December 13, 1926

"Louise looks pert."

10. Harriette Underhill, On the screen, "New York Herald Tribune", December 13, 1926

"Louise Brooks is better than ever she has been before"

11. O. C., The current cinema, "New Yorker", December 18, 1926

"Louise Brooks is decorative and it was a good idea having her around"

12. P. S. Harrison, Just another blonde - with Dorothy Mackaill, "Harrison's Reports", December 18, 1926

"Louise Brooks, as the heroine's chum, too, do excellent work"

13. Anonimo, Just another blonde, "Film Daily", December 19, 1926

"Dorothy Mackaill the blonde but she has keen competition in the black haired Louise Brooks"

14. Mordaunt Hall, An uneventful week. Gorilla hunt the only really worthy presentation, others are trivial,
          "New York Times", December 19, 1926

" ... the brunette, impesonated by Louise Brooks"

15. Martin Dickstein, The cinema circuit, "Brooklyn Daily Eagle", December 20, 1926

"Louise Brooks and William Collier, Jr perform sincerely in the principal roles"

16. Rush., Girl from Coney Island, "Variety", December 22, 1926

"Louise Brooks is notably agreeable with her quiet, demure handling of a bobbed and understanding young sophisticate"

17. Anonimo, Opinions on pictures, "Motion Picture News", December 25, 1926

"Dorothy Mackaill and Louise Brooks play the girls, but they have little opportunity to do much"

18. Anonimo, Just another blonde, "Moving Picture World", December 25, 1926

"Jack Mulhall and Dorothy Mackaill are well cast in the leading roles and the same is true of Louise Brooks and William Collier, Jr., as their pals each give thoroughly creditable interpretations of their roles and add materially to the entertainment value of the picture"

19. Roberta Nangle, Two gentlemen prefer just another blonde, "Chicago Tribune", December 28, 1926

"Louise Brooks as the second girl in the case is her usual snappy self"

20. H. H. O., Stage and screen, "Ann Arbor Times News", January 3, 1927

"Louise Brooks is almost a second for Dorothy in Gentlemen prefer blondes"

21. Anonimo, Another blonde opens at Olympia, "Boston Herald", January 4, 1927

"... Mulhall and Collier are sworn to life-long friendship, but Collier meets little Louise Brooks and straightaway decides that having a pal is fine, but having a wife is much better"

22. R. S. B., Films of the week, "Boston Evening Transcript", January 5, 1927

"the piquant person of Miss Louise Brooks  And certainly Mr. [William] Collier may be forgiven for any latent gaucherie betrayed in finding Miss Brooks attractive"

23. Anonimo, Coming theatrical attractions. Metropolitan, "Washington Post", January 6, 1927

"The stellar roles are portrayed by Dorothy Mackaill and Jack Mulhall, in association with a cast led by William Collier, Jr., and Louise Brooks"

24. Anonimo, Plane crash in Metro bill + Van-Schenk start second Metro week, "Washington Post", January 9, 1927. Nello stesso
          numero anche Special music arranged at Metro, sulla colonna sonora

"Dorothy MacKaill and Jack Mulhall featured, with Louise Brooks and William Collier, Jr., in the second leads"
"The quartet of pivotal characters [are] portrayed by Miss Mackaill and Miss Brooks and the Messrs. Mulhall and Collier"

25. Anonimo, Motion picture reviews, "Kansas City Times", January 10, 1927

"Mr. Collier is excellent in a dishwashing scene with Miss Brooks and Miss Mackaill"

26. Anonimo, Offerings at local theaters, "Washington Post", January 10, 1927

"Mulhall and Brooks are most appealingly cast"

Anonimo, Film features, "Baltimore Sun", January 11, 1927
"Louise Brooks plays an important part"

Elena Binkley, Just another blonde scores hit at Uptown, "Hollywood Daily Citizen", January 22, 1927

"Louise Brooks was extremely pert and chic as the girl friend"

Katherine Lipke, Uptown picture convincing, "Los Angeles Times", January 22, 1927

"Louise Brooks has less chance to act than the other three but she forms a very attractive fourth to the little situation, and serves as an interesting contrast to the very blonde Dorothy"


Jimmy Starr, Hilarious fun in Blonde film, "Los Angeles Record", January 22, 1927

"Jack Mulhall, along with Buster Collier, Dorothy Mackaill and Louise Brooks make an excellent comedy-drama foursome who play at the game of love and life in a most human manner"

31. Anonimo, Just another blonde light and humorous, "Los Angeles Examiner", January 22, 1927

"Louise Brooks is chic and pert"

22. Anonimo, Dorothy Mackaill in Just another blonde all week at Knickerbocker, "Nashville Tennessean", January 23, 1927

"... the smart looking Louise Brooks ... This quartet of young players are admirably fitted for their roles"

33. Anonimo, Blondes not favorites in this mix-up, "Los Angeles Evening Express", January 24, 1927

"Louise Brooks, however, is the perky little brunette who takes the cash at Coney Island shooting gallery, and who all the time has been the apple of the eyes of the man who did not believe, from the very beginning, in the applesauce crack - blondes or no blondes"

34. Anonimo, Another blonde new attraction at Kinema, "Fresno Bee", January 30, 1927

"Louise Brooks, former Ziegfeld Follies queen, and William Collier, Jr. are cast in support of Miss Mackaill and Mulhall"

35. Anonimo, Dorothy Mackaill is just another blonde, now showing at the Kinema, "Fresno Bee", January 31, 1927

"William Collier, Jr. and Louise Brooks are included in the cast and with their humorous and modern capers add much to the picture"

36. Anonimo, New films on Capitol screen, "Sacramento Bee", February 2, 1927

"Louise Brooks has charge of a shooting gallery"

37. Anonimo, New films on Capitol screen, "Sacramento Union", February 3, 1927

"Louise Brooks and William Collier Jr., who head the supporting cast, are said to do much to help make the picture a success"


A. F. Gillaspey, Novel love comedy hit at Warfield, "San Francisco Bulletin", February 14, 1927

"Dorothy Mackaill has some competition in Louise Brooks as the brunette"

Anonimo, Warfield has picture of Coney Island, "San Francisco Chronicle", February 14, 1927

"while Dorothy Mackaill is the blonde of the title, and black-haired Louise Brooks her friend"

40. Anonimo, Just another blonde at Warfield, "San Francisco News", February 14, 1927

"It's a First National picture, with Dorothy Mackaill as the blonde, Louise Brooks, her dark haired girl friend, and Jack Mulhall and William Collier jr. as the boy friends"

41. G. S., Stage and screen, "Flint Journal", February 14, 1927

"... the smart looking Louise Brooks"

42. Frances V. Feldkamp, Movie reviews, "St. Louis Globe-Democrat", February 28, 1927

"Miss Mackaill is Blondie and is pushed hard for honors by Louise Brooks as Blackie"

43. Anonimo, Just another blonde - romantic comedy, "Motion Picture", March, 1927

"There is time out for Jack to jog back to the old homestead and register filial love as only he can. And time out for Louise Brooks to display her wares, which have a distressing sameness"

Anonimo, Two fair stars will shine next week at Strand, "Cedar Rapids Tribune", March 11, 1927
"Louise Brooks, one of the prettiest of the Follies girls, and William Collier, Jr., are in the support"
45. Welford Beaton, Just another blonde is just another movie - Good business to retain scene's mood, "Film Spectator", March
          19, 1927

"Dorothy Mackaill, Louise Brooks, Jack Mulhall and Buster Collier are a quartette of sufficiently capable playes"

46. Anonimo, Just another blonde, "Philadelphia Inquirer", March 22, 1927

"Thrills are added to the vivacious acting of Dorothy Mackaill and Louise Brooks by an airplane ride"

47. Josephine Hughston, Just another blonde appears at the Mission, "San Jose Mercury Herald", April 21, 1927 

"and vivid Louise Brooks is Blackie"

48. Anonimo, Another farce comes Sunday to California, "San Jose Evening News", April 22, 1927

"... one of the prettiest brunettes in all movieland, Louise Brooks"

49. R. W., Blonde picture pleases crowd in Metropolitan, "Atlanta Constitution, April 26, 1927

"Although Miss Mackaill and Mr. Mulhall's parts are listed as the leading roles, the acting of Louise Brooks and William Collier, Jr., as second roles, has a vital part in the picture and must be given due credit. Their acting was unusually good throughout"



1. Anonimo, Adolphe Menjou in Granada show, "Santa Barbara Daily News", March 5, 1927

"Louise Brooks gives a good account of herself"

2. Louella O. Parsons, Evening clothes an entertaining story, "Los Angeles Examiner", March 5, 1927

"When you see the show girl, Louise Brooks, cavorting about with a frizzled top you will see why Famous Players Lasky is grooming her for bigger and better things. She fares much better than either Miss Tashman
or Mr. Beery, who only appear at long intervals"

3. Hal Rorke, Evening clothes presents Menjou at Metropolitan, "Los Angeles Daily Illustrated News", March 5, 1927

"Louise Brooks - yes, the one you dream about - is as alluring and pert as ever"

4. Anonimo, Menjou picture outstanding for hirsute effects, "Los Angeles Times", March 6, 1927

"Louise Brooks, who plays one of the featured roles in the picture, has sacrificed the distinctive bob ..."

5. Anonimo, Menjou stars in new comedy, "Santa Barbara Morning Press", March 6, 1927

"Louise Brooks proves that she is finding her place in the film sun by her artistic characterization"

6. Anonimo, Attractions at the theaters, "Santa Barbara Daily News", March 7, 1927

"Louise Brooks also is capably cast"

7. Anonimo, Theaters: what the press agents say, "Santa Barbara Morning Press", March 7, 1927

"Louise Brooks fares somewhat better and does well the task allotted to her"

8. Ken Taylor, You'd hardly know Menjou with a beard, "Los Angeles Evening Express", March 7, 1927

"Louise Brooks, whose haunting vivacity has necessitated the restringing of more than one male's heartstrings"

9. Anonimo, Theaters: what the press agents say, "Santa Barbara Morning Press", March 8, 1927

"Louise Brooks, Lilyan Tashman, Noah Berry and Arnold Kent make up the excellent supporting cast"

10. Welford Beaton, High school girls select Mr. Menjou e Some good and not so good direction, "Film Spectator", March 19, 1927

"There are three girls who do very well in Evening Clothes - Virginia Valli, Louise Brooks and Lilyan Tashman ... I was glad to see further evidence of Paramount's dawning consciousness that Louise Brooks is not composed solely of legs. They work her from the knees up in this picture and it begins to look as if she were headed for a high place"

11. Anonimo, Motion picture reviews, "Kansas City Times", March 21, 1927

"Others in the cast include Louise Brooks, with her hair frissed instead of straight"

12. Anonimo, Adolphe Menjou in Evening clothes at the Paramount, "New York Post", March 21, 1927

" while Virginia Valli, Louise Brooks and Lilyan Tashman wander through the proceedings now and again in the pleasantest manner possible"

13. Anonimo, Adolphe is himself again, "New York Telegram", March 21, 1927

"It is a delightful little comedy  Virginia Valli and Louise Brooks (permanently waved) appear both provocative and Parisienne as the leading ladies"

14. A. S., The new film, "The World", March 21, 1927

"Virginia Valli and Louise Brooks formed and extremely decorative feminine support  The film belongs to Mr. Menjou, and because he controls it with such effortless monopoly it is one of his best"

15. Herbert Knight Cruikshank, The screen in review, "Morning Telegraph", March 21, 1927

" as it stands, this latest Menjou vehicle offers entertainment value equivalent to the Paramount admission charge  It seems to me that Louise Brooks deserves first place. She is charmingly piquant as a 
chic little gold-digger who turns out to be a pretty good fellow after all - as many of the maligned sisterhood do. While her part is merely a filler, she seems to have built it up materially, and holds center stage in whatever scenes she has"

16. Frances V. Feldkamp, Movie reviews, "St. Louis Globe-Democrat", March 21,1927

"The women's clothes are really a fashion show in themselves, with Miss Valli sponsoring a smooth, straight bob, Miss Tashman a more formal headdress, and Miss Brooks a befrizzled 'chrysanthemum' cut"

17. Mordaunt Hall, Bankruptcy and love, "New York Times", March 21, 1927

"Ms Brooks, with a change in her eyebrows and curly hair, is stunning"

18. Rose Pelswick, New pictures on Broadway, "New York Journal", March 21, 1927

"It is an entertaining comedy, with some good situations  Louise Brooks and Lilyan Tashman are the two gold-diggers who help spend the remainder of the fortune"

19. Curran D. Swint, Entertaining programs offered by Granada and California, "San Francisco News", March 21, 1927

"In Menjou's support are Virginia Valli, as the wife; Louise Brooks, as one of the women he couldn't 'see' and who in the end was responsible for bringing him happiness"

20. Irene Thirer, Menjou's Evening Clothes brighten up drab film, "Daily News", March 21, 1927

"There are a couple of really subtle spots, however, which brighten up the film tremendously, raising it right out of the mediocre class  Louise Brooks is a perfect knockout as a good-natured lady of the evening" 

21. Harriette Underhill, On the screen, "New York Herald Tribune", March 21, 1927

"Louise Brooks is most attractive as the sweetheart of the rich old bailiff-baron"


George C. Warren, Adolph Menjou in Evening Clothes is rarely good screen offering, "San Francisco Chronicle", March 21, 1927

 "Miss Brooks with her hair in tight little curls that transform her from the hard flapper she usually is into an attractive gold digger"

23. Regina Cannon, Menjou's beard surprise in film Evening clothes, "New York American", March 22, 1927

"Louise Brooks is again cast as a 'lady of the evening' and makes her role pert and amusing. You won't recognize Miss Brooks at first, for she is wearing her hair curled over her head. This is too bad, for it makes her look just like a thousand other attractive girls. Louise achieved distinction with her straight-banged bob"

24. John S. Cohen Jr., The new photoplays, "New York Sun", March 22, 1927

"Louise Brooks, with her hair frizzled and shingled and perched on top of her quondam sleek head, is as full of sex appeal and mannerisms as ever"

25. Joseph M. Elliott, Suave Adolphe in Evening clothes - Darkest Africa, "Daily Mirror", March 22, 1927

"Virginia Valli, Louise Brooks and Lilyan Tashman add greatly to scenic delights of Evening Clothes. They are indeed a decorative trio"

Rush., Evening clothes, "Variety", March 23, 1927
"The girl [Fox Trot] (neatly played by the trim Louise Brooks)"
27. O. C., The current cinema, "New Yorker", March 26, 1927

"Louise Brooks makes herself more able than usual by the aid of a trick haircut"

28. P. S. Harrison, Evening clothes - with Adolphe Menjou, "Harrison's Reports", March 26, 1927

"Virginia Valli does well as the wife, and Louise Brooks as the flapper"

29. Harold Heffernan, The new movies in review, "Detroit News", March 28, 1927

"Virginia Valli is pleasing and effective as the heroine and that trim little Louise Brooks, with a new curled and plastered headdress, is not the least of the picture's attractions"

30. R. P., Menjou wins wife's love, "San Diego Sun", March 29, 1927

"Noah Berry and Louise Brooks give excellent support to Menjou"

31. Anonimo, Evening clothes, "Moving Picture World", April 9, 1927

"Louise Brooks makes a minor role stand out"

32. H. H. O., Stage and screen, "Ann Arbor Times News", April 10, 1927

"Louise Brooks, as Fox Trot, a pert little inhabitute of the Parisian cafes, adds her usual snappy characterizations"

33. Anonimo, Edna Covey stage star of latest Wilson program, "San Diego Union", April 17, 1927

"Louise Brooks, brunette beauty once more, plays with the star with whom she had her first featured part in A Social Celebrity

34. Anonimo, Photoplay fare found in local screen houses, "Philadelphia Public Ledger", April 26, 1927

"... with the comely Louise Brooks and Noah Berry contributing a good bit of the entertainment"

35. Anonimo, Sousa's loss is Menjou's gain, "Chicago Daily News", May 3, 1927

"Louise Brooks, the demimondaine who certainly knows her Paris after
dark ..."

36. Pettersen Marzoni, Picture reviews, "Birmingham News", May 3, 1927

"...  one of his lady teachers turns out to be Louise Brooks in a brand new curly bob and more devastating than ever"

37. Arthur Sheekman, Good Menjou film, Sousa and his band on bill at Chicago, "Chicago Daily Journal", May 4, 1927

"In the same film Louise Brooks engagingly expresses the spirit of 1927; but I shan't be happy until she stops frizzing her hair. It was so much nicer bobbed"

38. Mae Tinee, Sousa makes picture seem mere piffle, "Chicago Tribune", May 4, 1927

"Miss Valli has often done better and looked better. Also, the same of Louise Brooks, who looses all distinctiveness with the coiffure she has adopted, and becomes just like a million other girls"

39. Anonimo, Evening Clothes scores hit at U.C., "Berkeley Daily Gazzette", May 12, 1927

"Noah Berry and Louise Brooks have important supporting roles in Evening Clothes and help materially with the success of the picture"

40. Anonimo, New pictures, "Post-Standard", May 16, 1927

"Louise Brooks, with hair a mass of curls ..."

41. Anonimo, Evening clothes, with Menjou, at the Capitol, "Sacramento Bee", May 18, 1927

"Louise Brooks, cast as Fox Trot, takes the role of the gay young French girl"

42. Anonimo, Adolphe Menjou star at Capitol, "Sacramento Union", May 19, 1927

"Louise Brooks is cast as Fox Trot, a pretty frequenter of the Paris cafes and night clubs"

43. Anonimo, Coming to the thaters. Palace, "Washington Post", May 19, 1927

"In support are Virginia Valli, Noah Beery, Louise Brooks and Lido Manetti"


Anonimo, Evening clothes, "Photoplay", June 1927

"The supporting cast is fine - Virginia Valli, Louise Brooks and Noah Berry"
45. Anonimo, Photoplay reviews, "Cincinnati Enquirer", June 13, 1927

"... the chief feminine roles being portrayed by Virginia Valli and Louise Brooks, the later being as sprightly as ever"



Norbert Lusk, The screen in review: the glass of fashion, "Picture-Play", July 1927

"The picture is mildly diverting and beautifully produced, with such seasoned players as Noah Berry, Virginia Valli and Louise Brooks emphasizing its Parisian smartness"


1. O. E. Wade Werner, Movie sidelights. Camera no fool, "Washington Post", June 12, 1927

"Few critics of the Rolled stockings fad have as keen an eye for defects as the motion picture camera, reports Richard Rosson, director. Rosson jumped enthusiastically into the production of a collegiate film featuring Rolled stockings in action and title. Then he discovered that very few women can roll their stockings well enough to photograph The camera seemed a perfect fiend for picking up wrinkles and shadows not ordinarily noticed by the eye. It was necessary to organize a daily 'roll call' at which Louise Brooks and the other girls in the cast lined their stockings up for inspection before any filmwas risked on them"

2. Josephine Hughston, New bill at the American pleases theatre patrons, "San Jose Mercury Herald",
          June 16, 1927

"Louise Brooks and James Hall are the featured players"

3. Alma Whitaker, Co-ed has her day on screen, "Los Angeles Times", June 17, 1927

"The picture gives us an excellent opportunity to see how young and pretty and self-possessed Louise Brooks is as the fresh-girl, so to speak, who doesn't quite approve of fresh young men. We see numerous close-ups of her and duly admire her cute black bob and her pleasant facial expressions"


Anonimo,  Stockings film story collegiate, "Los Angeles Evening Herald", June 17, 1927

"Louise Brooks as the girl in the story, is the same Louise, beaming over with charm. She seems to have improved in her acting since her last picture and seems to carry more assurance in her role"

5. Eleanor Barnes, Rolled stockings unfolds great comedy drama, "Los Angeles Daily Illustrated News",
          June 17, 1927

"Hall and Arlen do nice work in this production, and Louise Brooks, judging by this film, is destined to go a long way. She has some of Colleen Moore's qualities with a dash of Florence Vidor thrown in, and a
lot of her own distinctive personality"


Anonimo, College fun features new film at Met[ropolitan], "Los Angeles Examiner", June 17, 1927

"Louise Brooks is utterly adorable as Carol Fleming. She is exactly the type college boys swoon over. She displays a sincerity in her work that has been absent from her previous roles. Though this particular part offers little opportunity to show any great acting, she measures up splendidly in the few scenes that border on the emotional"

7. Anonimo, Paramount juniors are prominent in Metropolitan film, "Los Angeles Daily Illustrated News",
          June 18, 1927

"Louise Brooks, one of the most popular of the junior stars, is cast as a young university co-ed"

8. Anonimo, Granada bills comedy film, "Santa Barbara Morning Press", June 19, 1927

"Louise Brooks and Nancy Phillips have a good chance to show their wares"

Rush., Rolled stockings, "Variety", July 20, 1927

"Miss Brooks, who has done several excellent things, here finds a role for her demure charm with its tricky suggestion of mild sophistication"

10. Anonimo, Rolled stockings, "Philadelphia Inquirer", June 21, 1927

"The girl in the case is the vivacious Louise Brooks"

11. Frances V. Feldkamp, Movie reviews, "St. Louis Globe-Democrat", June 27, 1927

"Louise Brooks is the girl; enough of a looker to make any man lose his head and fraternity pin"

12. K. T. K., Asbestos, "New Orleans Times-Picayune", June 27, 1927

"And Louise Brooks is so good-looking she doesn't have to act"

13. Nie., The week's new films, "St. Louis Post-Dispatch", June 27, 1927

"Louise Brooks, as the girl who Simply Has Everything, is the star who acts as the inspiration for the winners"

14. Agnes Taaffe, Movies, "Minneapolis Daily Star", June 27, 1927

"... which co-stars Louise Brooks and James Hall, two personable screen performers who have the ability to hold the interest of the fans throughout six lively reels. ... Louise Brooks gives a highly diverting performance as the flapper"

15. J. M. L., Rolled stockings amusing picture, "Richmond Times-Dispatch", June 28, 1927

"Arlen seems the more likable of the two male leads, while Miss Brooks is more convincing than she has ever been before"

16. Anonimo, Strand picture is a corking one, "New Orleans Item", June 29, 1927

"The cast includes Louise Brooks, who was never so charming"

17. Arthur Sheekman, Rolled stockings is amusing trifle, very collegiate, "Chicago Daily Journal", June 29, 1927

"Miss Brooks, as you know, is always a lovely ornament for any picture, and more than good enough as an actress"

18. Mae Tinee, Title flaunts suggestion but means nothing, "Chicago Tribune", June 29, 1927

"Two brothers go to the same college and fall from the same girl. [Louise Brooks, can you blame them ?]"

19. Anonimo, Rolled Stockings gives picture of college life, "Portland Oregonian", July 1, 1927

"Louise Brooks won male and female admiration in The American Venus, A Social Celebrity and Evening Clothes"

20. W. R. S., Views and reviews, "Film Mercury", July 1, 1927

"Photography throughout is inferior and jeopardizes the value of the production in the same manner. Had more effort been put forth to lighting on Louise Brooks she could qualify for some attention"

21. Mae Tinee, Month sets high level for films, "Chicago Tribune", July 3, 1927

"The leads are played brilliantly by Louise Brooks, James Hall and Richard Arlen"

22. Harold Heffernan, The new movies in review, "Detroit News", July 4, 1927

"The dark-eyed Louise Brooks, with a flashy, new hair trim, is the destructive siren who infests the snappy little college known as Colfax"

23. Charles J. Richardson, Lopez plays at Michigan, "Detroit Times", July 4, 1927

"Louise Brooks, as usual, is delightful to gaze upon"

24. Mark K. Bowman, Louise Brooks shows acting ability in Rivoli feature, "Portland Oregonian", July 6, 1927

"Miss Brooks and Hall are known wherever motion pictures are shown  In the past Miss Brooks has been accused of strutting instead of acting, but it is apparent in this latest picture that she is endeavoring to do less posing, which is a promising move"

25. Anonimo, Rolled stockings chuck full of vim, vigor, pep and it, "Bee", July 11, 1927

"Louise Brooks and Nancy Phillips do their share in contributing It-isms"

26. Everhardt Armstrong, Brothers are rivals for flirt's fancy, "Seattle Post-Intelligencer", July 15, 1927

"The vivacious and flirtatios heoine of Rolled stockings is Louise Brooks, of Love 'em and leave 'em fame ..."

27. Anonimo, Comedy film to be shown at Kensington, "Buffalo Evening News", July 18, 1927

"The boys fall in love with the same little girl, Carol Fleming, portrayed simply and without feeling by Louise Brooks"

28. Anonimo, Screen in review, "Morning Telegraph", July 18, 1927

"Freddy Sagor has written quite a nice little story  Louise Brooks has little to do but she has demonstrated her ability before and need only pray for fat parts"

29. Anonimo, Children's revue heads bill at new California, "San Diego Union", July 18, 1927

"Paramount's youth picture ... Louise Brooks, brunette beauty, is the heroine"

30. A. S., The new film, "The World", July 18, 1927

"It is an innocuous college romance, featuring a group of young folk (James Hall, Richard Arlen, Louise Brooks and Nancy Hall) called 'the Paramount Junior Stars'  Louise Brooks, as the college widow, was diverting and decorative enough to spread havoc on any campus"

31. Irene Thirer, Both college caper films, Rolled Stockings draws better than poor nut, "Daily News", July
          18, 1927

"Rolled Stockings has Louise Brooks - lovely, no, lovlier than ever  You're going to like this movie and the players in it"

32. Regina Cannon, Rolled Stockings on screen, "New York American", July 19, 1927

"This is another college story and it is realistic enough to be entertaining  Louise Brooks is seen for the first time in a 'straight' role. This child is so smartly sophisticated that it has seldom been her lot to portray anything but baby vamps on the screen. She has an unusual personality which the camera catches and magnifies, dresses snappily and makes the most of her every movie moment"

Mordaunt Hall, Campus capers, "New York Times", July 19, 1927

"Louise Brooks, as the girl, is sufficient reason for everything he [James Hall] does"

34. Rose Pelswick, New pictures on Broadway, "New York Evening Journal", July 19, 1927

"Louise Brooks is the college cutie with whom both rush"

35. R. S., Paramount, "Wall Street Journal", July 19, 1927

"... pert little Louise Brooks was the girl in question"

36. Harriette Underhill, On the screen, "New York Herald Tribune", July 19, 1927

"Now, one feels that Louise Brooks naturally belongs in a picture with that name, and the producers evidently felt that way about it, too"

37. James M. Elliott, Rolled Stockings average, "Daily Mirror", July 20, 1927

" manages to be pleasant, mildly absorbing and sufficiently accurate for the purposes of the picture  Louise Brooks looks remarkably like Clara Bow, though she lacks the famed pep of our national flapper"

38. Anonimo, Rolled Stockings, "Film Daily", July 24, 1927

"Louise Brooks has a lot of personality and gets over effectively with little to do"

39. Anonimo, Newman - Rolled stockings,  "Kansas City Star", July 24, 1927

"We are to see Louise Brooks in the stockings, which should be interesting. Miss Brooks has built up a following since her debut in The American Venus ..."

40. Anonimo, Opinions on pictures, "Motion Picture News", July 29, 1927

"These boys are brothers and both fall in love with the pretty co-ed, played with becoming pep and sparkle by Louise Brooks"

41. Anonimo, Film: Rolled Stockings, "Billboard", July 30, 1927

"The cast includes Junior Stars James Hall, Louise Brooks and Richard Arlen. They are acceptable, no more"

42. Anonimo, Rolled Stockings, "Moving Picture World", July 30, 1927

"It is a better told story than most of the college type, in which James Hall, Richard Arlen and Louise Brooks do excellent work"

43. O. C., The current cinema, "New Yorker", July 30, 1927

"James Hall, Richard Arlen, and Louise Brooks are most heavily concerned in the thing and they are labelled 'Junior Stars' by their employers. The 'Junior' is O.K."

44. Anonimo, Toto headlines new proctor bill, "Newark Star-Eagle", July 30, 1927

"... Louise Brooks the college beauty ..."

45. P. S. Harrison, Rolled Stockings - with Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen and James Hall, "Harrison's
        Reports", July 30, 1927

"Pretty good entertainment for the hot weather - just a light comedy drama of college life  Louise Brooks plays the heroine well"

46. Anonimo, Metropolitan, "Washington Post", August 1, 1927

"Paramount's junoir stars are present - we see most of Louise Brooks, James Hall and Richard Arlen  The performances of all are par excellence ... Rolled stockings has its dramatic moments, the boys have more opportunities in that line - Louise Brooks having but one"

47. Anonimo, Rolled socks diverts in mild way, "Washington Times", August 1, 1927

"The leading role is borne by Louise Brooks and the part could have been better cast. Miss Brooks has the bad habit of stalking through her screen parts like an automaton and her face is devoid of emotion under all circumstances"

48. H. S., Rolled stockings at Metropolitan, "Washington Herald", August 1, 1927

"James Hall and Richard Arlen do well as the brothers, while Louise Brooks appears just enough to know that she is as good as usual"

49. D. W., Grand Lake has rollicking show, "Oakland Post-Enquirer", August 8, 1927

"... adorable Louise Brooks"

50. Robert E. Sherwood, The silent drama, "Life", August 11, 1927

" a surprisingly nice comedy  the characters are of importance, and they are nicely represented by the adroit Louise Brooks"

51. Anonimo, Rolled Stockings at Granada; two films held over, "San Francisco News", August 15, 1927

"Louise Brooks plays the part of Carol Fleming. She isn't particularly pretty and her acting is not out of the ordinary"


A. F. Gillaspey, Brothers fight to win co-ed, "San Francisco Bulletin", August 15, 1927

"Louise Brooks is charming as ever"


Idwal Jones, Granada films allow choice, "San Francisco Examiner", August 15, 1927

 " and with the help of some very handsome youths and pretty Louise Brooks"

54. H. H. O., Stage and screen, "Ann Arbor Times News", August 15, 1927

"The three stars, Louise Brooks, James Hall and Richard Arlen are so thoroughly likeable and the story so different from the usual line of college bunk, that Rolled stockings proves to be a delightful bit of cinema entertainment"

55. Anonimo, At the theaters, "Daily Californian", August 29, 1927

"James Hall, Richard Arlen and the pert Louise Brooks form the triangle"


Anonimo, Rolled stockings, "Photoplay", September 1927

 "James Hall, Richard Arlen and the pert Louise Brooks for the triangle"

Norbert Lusk, The screen in review: college capers, "Picture-Play", October 1927

 "Louise Brooks is unusually trim and clean cut"

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