At the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

A very special Louise Brooks booksigning

With Thomas Gladysz, Hugh Neeley, Kim Deitch

Thu Jul 18, 2013
Castro Theatre
9:00 pm
Movies, Literary Arts, Author Appearances, Film Festivals


Thomas Gladysz will sign copies of his "Louise Brooks edition" of THE DIARY OF A LOST GIRL following a screening of the restored 1930 Louise Brooks film, "Prix de Beaute," which is being presented by San Francisco Silent Film Festival. Admission to this event is by Festival ticket.

This new edition of the original English language translation of THE DIARY OF A LOST GIRL brings this controversial and bestselling book back into print in the United States after more than 100 years. Leonard Maltin said of this book, "Gladysz provides an authoritative series of essays that tell us about the author, the notoriety of her work (which was first published in 1905), and its translation to the screen. Production stills, advertisements, and other ephemera illustrate these introductory chapters. In today’s parlance this would be called a 'movie tie-in edition,' but that seems a rather glib way to describe yet another privately published work that reveals an enormous amount of research — and passion."

Also signing is the celebrated comix artist Kim Deitch, whose new book includes a silent film storyline, and the Emmy nominated filmmaker Hugh Neely, whose documentary "Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu," is widely acclaimed.



  1. Castro Theatre
    429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA