Beggars of Life, the 1928 silent classic starring the absolutely gorgeous Louise Brooks, was showing yesterday afternoon in town. I say silent; the Dodge Brothers, Mark Kermode's pick-up band, provided the soundtrack. Live!
And with the brilliant Neil Brand tinkling the ivories. I know - the perfect way to idle away a couple of hours on a freezing cold Sunday afternoon.
In case you're wondering what it sounded like, here's a taster:
Louise Brooks (1906-1985)
Judging by the left hand photo, Siouxsie was a fan.ReplyDelete
Not just Siouxsie. She was a very influential woman. And something of a siren.Delete
My husbands grandmother played the picture house organ back in the day, and accompanied silent movies. Up in Newcastle I think.ReplyDelete
That's a great clip and it must have been quite an experience being there in the cinema with them watching the film. I so miss my trips to the cinema and theatre.
(I attempted a Louse Brookes hairstyle a couple of years ago but sadly it only works if you are the beautiful Louise Brookes - now grown out)