U.S.A. DANCE. STYLE. Louise Brooks  ( 1906 –1985),  ca. 1923.  American dancer and actress, noted for popularizing  the flapper style. Flappers were a "new breed" of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair and listened to jazz. Flappers were seen as brash for, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking and driving automobiles. Flappers had their origins in the Roaring Twenties  and increased transatlantic cultural exchange that followed the end of…

U.S.A. DANCE. STYLE. Louise Brooks ( 1906 –1985), ca. 1923. American dancer and actress, noted for popularizing the flapper style. Flappers were a "new breed" of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair and listened to jazz. Flappers were seen as brash for, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking and driving automobiles. Flappers had their origins in the Roaring Twenties and increased transatlantic cultural exchange that followed the end of…

Louise Brooks, she's on the NYRB cover of Adolfo Bioy Casares' 'The Invention of Morel'

Louise Brooks, she's on the NYRB cover of Adolfo Bioy Casares' 'The Invention of Morel'

En images : Louise Brooks - Challenges.fr

En images : Louise Brooks - Challenges.fr

Louise Brooks: the girl with the first "it" hairstyle

Louise Brooks: the girl with the first "it" hairstyle

Mary Louise Brooks, also known by her childhood nickname of Brooksie, was one of the most fascinating and alluring personalities ever to grace the silver screen...

Mary Louise Brooks, also known by her childhood nickname of Brooksie, was one of the most fascinating and alluring personalities ever to grace the silver screen...

Photo - Google Photos

Photo - Google Photos

Brooks appeared in 24 films, but had leads in only a few of them. However, she's still the subject of a 600-page bio. Her life was so intriguing that Academy Award-winning director Mike Nichols wanted to make a film about her life, but Brooks refused to allow the biopic, to be entitled THE GIRL IN THE BLACK HELMET, to be made.

Brooks appeared in 24 films, but had leads in only a few of them. However, she's still the subject of a 600-page bio. Her life was so intriguing that Academy Award-winning director Mike Nichols wanted to make a film about her life, but Brooks refused to allow the biopic, to be entitled THE GIRL IN THE BLACK HELMET, to be made.

Louise Brooks--gifted, lovely, and a trend-setter for the century that followed...

Louise Brooks--gifted, lovely, and a trend-setter for the century that followed...

Louise Brooks, 1928.  A postcard version of this hung on my bulletin board or wall for years.  Now I'm inspired to find it and hang it up once again.

Louise Brooks, 1928. A postcard version of this hung on my bulletin board or wall for years. Now I'm inspired to find it and hang it up once again.

Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks

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