Monday 18 March 2019

Sunday Girl

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)


  1. Judging by the left hand photo, Siouxsie was a fan.

    1. Not just Siouxsie. She was a very influential woman. And something of a siren.

  2. My husbands grandmother played the picture house organ back in the day, and accompanied silent movies. Up in Newcastle I think.

    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)