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Act I - A New Comet

A New Comet

September 1925
Signing first film contract with Paramount, with Peggy Fears and Townsend Martin in New York.

The Black Helmet

October 1925
Getting signature bob style haircut, with Peggy Fears in New York.

Dreamtime in Astoria

October 1925
Filming The American Venus, directed by Frank Tuttle, with Townsend Martin in New York.

Soda Pop

February 1926
Filming It's The Old Army Game, directed by Edward Sutherland, with W.C. Fields in New York.

Southern Comforts

February 1926
Filming It's The Old Army Game, directed by Edward Sutherland, with W.C. Fields on location in Palm Beach, Florida.

Overexposed

March 1926
Photo scandal makes national news, with Peggy Fears in New York.

Court and Spark

July 1926
Married to Edward Sutherland, in New York.

A Winning Ticket

December 1926
Love 'Em and Leave 'Em, showing in New York.

Continental Divide

December 1926
Louise Brooks in New York, Edward Sutherland in Los Angeles.

Act II - Star Machine

Go West

January 1927
Moving to Los Angeles.

Laurel Canyon Lullaby

February 1927
With Edward Sutherland, at home in Los Angeles.

Sawdust in the Star Machine

June 1927
With Edward Sutherland, at home in Los Angeles.

When Something Stands for Nothing

September 1927
Louise Brooks in Los Angeles.

Gravity's Pull

October 1927
Meeting George P. Marshall, in New York.

Birds of a Feather

January 1928
With Pepi Lederer, at the Hearst Castle in San Simeon.

Cuba Libre

March 1928
With George P. Marshall, in Havana.

Anchorless

April 1928
Leaving Edward Sutherland, in Los Angeles.

Lost in the Supermarket

May 1928
Filming Beggars of Life, directed by William Wellman in Los Angeles.

Separation Notice

June 1928
Filing for divorce from from Edward Sutherland, with Pepi Lederer in Los Angeles.

The Gilded Cage

September 1928
Filming The Canary Murder Case, directed by Malcolm St. Clair in Los Angeles.

On the Cusp

September 1928
Deciding to leave Los Angeles and Paramount, with George P. Marshall.

Flight of the Canary

September 1928
Not renewing her contract with Paramount– but accepting offer from G.W. Pabst for Pandora's Box, instead.

Act III - Perihelion

Maid of Orleans

October 1928
Arriving in Berlin with George P. Marshall, to meet G.W. Pabst.

Pygmalion in Berlin

October 1928
Filming Pandora's Box, directed by G.W. Pabst in Berlin.

Art Imitates Life

November 1928
Filming Pandora's Box, directed by G.W. Pabst in Berlin.

Biting the Hand

December 1928
Refusing to return to Los Angeles, to add sound to The Canary Murder Case for Paramount.

Murdered by a Whispered Lie

January 1929
Paramount puts out story that Louise Brooks is bad for talking pictures.

A Sea Change

April 1929
Returning to Europe to film Prix de Beaute, directed by Rene Clair and produced by G.W. Pabst.

Last Call for the Lost Generation

May 1929
Waiting for production to begin, in Paris.

Candle Power

June 1929
Filming Diary of a Lost Girl, directed by G.W. Pabst in Berlin, with Lotte Eisner.

Life Imitates Art

July 1929
Filming Diary of a Lost Girl, directed by G.W. Pabst in Berlin.

Perihelion in Paris

August 1929
Louise Brooks in Paris.

Starry Night

September 1929
Filming Prix de Beaute, directed by Augusto Genina in Paris.

Act IV - Escape Velocity

Talkin' New York

December 1929
With Pepi Lederer in New York.

Needs Title #1

February 1930
With George P. Marshall and Pepi Lederer in New York.

Needs Title #2

June 20, 1930
Returning to Los Angeles for contract with Columbia Pictures, arranged by Peggy Fears and A.C. Blumenthal.

Immutable

July 1930
Refusing to submit to Harry Cohn and Columbia Pictures to advance her career.

Deacon Blues

July 1930
With Grant Clarke in Los Angeles.

Crash

December 1930
Filming It Pays to Advertise, directed by Frank Tuttle in Los Angeles.

Blacklists and Broken Spells

January 1931
Filming Windy Riley Goes Hollywood, directed by Roscoe Arbuckle in Los Angeles.

Already Gone

January 1931
Passing on The Public Enemy, directed by William Wellman in Los Angeles.

Escape Velocity

January 1931
Leaving Los Angeles.