October 2014, living archive

7 years Rising Stars, Falling Stars!

Vaginal Davis meets Louise Brooks

7-year anniversary: just like every year, silent film expert Vaginal Davis celebrates her RSFS anniversary with an hommage to actress Louise Brooks. This time round, on October 26, she presents PRIX DE BEAUTÉ (France 1930) by Augusto Genina, which was shot as a silent film and finished as a sound film. Louise Brooks plays a shorthand typist who wins a beauty content and becomes a celebrated actress. In the final scene of the film, she is shot dead under her own film image. Eunice Martins provides a live piano accompaniment for the silent version.