Tom Graves - Mr. Graves is the author of Louise Brooks, Frank Zappa and Other Charmers and Dreamers. "Graves is acclaimed for the literary verve of his writing and his eclectic tastes and interests, which have ranged from cult icon Louise Brooks to the wild and largely hidden world of professional arm-wrestling. His popular ebook, My Afternoon With Louise Brooks, is about exactly that -- the afternoon he spent with the fascinating but very crotchety and reclusive Louise Brooks. Graves was the last interviewer ever allowed in the former silent film star's apartment and life." To check out more about Tom Graves, visit his website www.authortomgraves.com
Daniel and Roseanna Brooks - Dan and Roseanna are the children of Theodore Brooks, Louise's closest brother and dearest friend.
Laura Moriarty - Laura Moriarty was awarded the George Bennett Fellowship for Creative Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy. She is the author four novels, most recently The Chaperone. She teaches creative writing at the University of Kansas.
Thomas Gladysz - Thomas Gladysz is an arts and entertainment writer and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and other publications. He is also the founding director of the Louise Brooks Society, an online archive launched in 1995. Over the years, Gladysz has has penned dozens of articles on the actress, including program notes for the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, Syracuse CineFest, and Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research. In 2010, he edited and wrote the introduction to the "Louise Brooks edition" of The Diary of a Lost Girl book, and in 2015, provided the audio commentary for the KINO Lorber DVD/Blu-ray of the film. Gladysz has curated two exhibits on the actress at the San Francisco Public Library, spoken about Brooks on television and radio, and introduced her films around the world including at the Castro Theater, Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, and Action Cinema in Paris.
Jack Garner - Jack Garner holds a B.A. degree from St. Bonaventure and an M.S. from Syracuse University. He joined the Rochester Times-Union in 1970, as a rewrite man on the city desk, where he compiled the stories for which two D&C reporters won the Pulitzer Prize. He began reviewing films for the Democrat & Chronicle in 1977, starting with the original Star Wars. In 1987, Garner was appointed chief film critic of Gannett, and his writing appeared in Gannett newspapers worldwide. He’s one of only four people to receive the Eastman House’s prestigious George Eastman Medal of Honor. Garner met Louise Brooks in Rochester in the late '70s, and was a close friend of the reclusive acting legend till her death in 1985. He wrote about her extensively. From My Seat on the Aisle is his memoir and anthology, published by RIT Press (and includes an essay on Louise Brooks.
Barbara Maybury Andrews - Mrs. Andrews is a world traveler, Rochester resident and caretaker of Louise Brooks (as well as one of the loveliest humans we have ever met).
Stan Farley — Stan Farley holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He is retired from Boeing, where he was a computer system administrator. Since moving to Wichita in 1979, Farley has enjoyed researching notable persons and buildings in Wichita history, as well as having a great interest in early cinema, especially the Louise Brooks story.
Philip Vorwald - Phil parlayed his advance degreed academic background into a thirty three year management career in the bioscience / medical device industry. During his career, Phil pursued his other personal passions, military history and photography. Working in Europe during 1990-1999, Phil was a member of a unique cadre’ of historical photographers at the time known as the After The Battle group out of London. His work culminated in 2000 with a full-length book, published in London, UK, called “The Battle of the Bulge: Through the Lens”, comprising over 225 sites and over 1200 photographs on location. Now residing in the U.S., Phil has turned his attention to the silent film era and specifically the actress Louise Brooks. To date, Phil has documented several key historical finds relating to her life, and has been an invaluable resource to the team.