50 Books in 2011, #45:
Louise Brooks by Barry Paris
This is one of the best biographies I’ve ever read, and I can’t recommend this book highly enough. Louise had an amazing life, from her teenage dancer days, to her ill-advised Hollywood period, to her short lived career as a European starlet, to her time as a penniless, down and out alcoholic and finally to her rediscovery and redemption in the 1950’s/1960’s. The book is incredibly well-researched and contains a lot of her own writing.