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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Drooling Film Buffs and Louise Brooks

If you're ever in Rochester, New York, check out the Dryden Theater. Because this movie house is associated with the George Eastman House, it has a film library that would blow your mind. Similar to the Walter Reade Theatre in New York City, the Dryden has ongoing film series that would leave any film buff drooling. For instance, this month, Peter Seller flicks are showcased. (Just TRY to find "I Love You, Alice B. Toklas" at any video rental store.)
The Dryden film catalogue is so tantalizing that it lured even the reclusive silent film star Louise Brooks to move to and live (and eventually die) in old Roch-cha-cha. She viewed films and wrote incisive essays on Hollywood, collected in the excellent "Lulu in Hollywood."If the Dryden is good enough for Miss Brooks, well, then.... By the way, if you love all things Louise Brooks, check out this fan's dream of a website.