This companion to the once "considered lost" 1927 Louise Brooks' film, Now We’re in the Air, tells the story of the film’s making, its reception, and its discovery by film preservationist Robert Byrne. Also considered is the surprising impact this otherwise little known film has had on Brooks’ life and career. With two rare fictionalizations of the movie story, more than 75 little seen images, detailed credits, trivia, and a foreword by Robert Byrne, the scholar who found the film in Prague, the Czech Republic.
On December 3, 2017, the curiously named Monsieur Chelaine (a personage not known to me) gave the book it's first amazon review, calling my book "The absolute final word on the film from the world's foremost expert on Louise Brooks. Thoroughly researched and expertly written, oh, and did I mention lavishly illustrated? If you love silent film and if you love Louise Brooks (and who doesn't) you really should pick up a copy for your library."
And that's not all. Earlier, a fine fellow named Paul Joyce posted this tweet praising the book. ithankyou Paul.
Now We're in the Air is chock-full of images, including a number that even the most devoted Louise Brooks fan will not have seen, including this rare photo of Brooks' name in lights above a Prague theater in 1929, around the same time that Now We're in the Air was showing in the Czech capitol! (Why Brooks' name was in lights is explained in the book.)
I had a lot of fun writing and compiling this 130 page book. I wanted to thank all those who helped, and did so in my acknowledgements, which I shaped into an airplane.