Louise Brooks
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Louise Brooks by Barry Paris

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Published by Mandarin in London .
Written in English


  • Brooks, Louise, -- 1906-1985.

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Edition Notes

Originally published: New York : Anchor, 1989.

StatementBarry Paris.
The Physical Object
Pagination(320)p. ;
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17312000M
ISBN 100749305908

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